SPECIAL: US-China Relations: Past, Present and Future

Rare Earth 2021 January 10

We would likto point you to an exceptional course offered by Kishore Mahbubani, one of Asia’s most emminent experts on foreign policy, titled US-China Relations: Past, Present and Future.

If you believe, that politics and rare earths are related, you should subscribe.

This is the teaser:

Dear friends,

On 12th January 2021, edX will launch my Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “US-China Relations: Past, Present and Future”. It has been one of the toughest assignments I have taken on: preparing 24 video scripts; filming them at different locations; finding reading lists and test questions; doing guest interviews with Prof Wang Gungwu and Mr George Yeo. All in all, a massive effort.

The great news is that you can watch the product of my hard work for free. You only need to pay US$99 if you want a certificate and to watch the guest interviews.

2021 will certainly be rocked by a turbulent US-China relationship, even after Biden takes office. While the main goal of this MOOC is educational, I also hope that its in-depth discussion of the many dimensions of this complex relationship will also have a positive and beneficial impact on policymaking

Hence, I hope you will not mind forwarding this email to your friends. They too can watch this MOOC for free. It is a global public good.

Please let me use this occasion to wish all of you a Happy New Year. May 2021 be infused with a new zeitgeist of optimism.

With warm regards,


p.s. 2020 ended on a sweet note for my book, Has China Won?. Fareed Zakaria put it in his list of 23 books for 2020. Larry Summers was asked by Bloomberg to name three books of the year. He chose Barrack Obama‘s memoir, A Promised Land; Deaths of Despair: And the Future of Capitalism by Anne Case & Augus Deaton; and Has China Won?. It is truly a great honour to be included in such an exclusive list.

edX signup: https://www.edx.org/course/us-china-relations-past-present-and-future