with China


This activity, “Negotiating with China,” simulates the process of trade negotiations in the context of regional security tensions. You will assume the role of Assistant United States Trade Representative to China, tasked with negotiating an agreement on currency valuation. In this capacity, you will

  1. Issue a statement to the press outlining the US position
  2. Negotiate with China on currency and trade issues
  3. Defuse a rapid escalation of military tensions in the region
Learning Goals

After reading your text and completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic elements of international trade, and, particularly, the effects of relative currency values on the balance of trade
  • Identify key factors related to ongoing tensions in East-Asian international relations
  • Utilize the concept of complex interdependence to describe interactions within international relations