UDC 339.9(73:510)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 71 (2020)
Vol. 71, No 1178, pp. 5-17
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 30 Jan 2020
Accepted: 01 Mar 2020

RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA FROM OBAMA’S PIVOT TO ASIA TO TRUMP’S PROTECTIONISM

Đurović Jovana (Jovana Đurović, master politikolog, Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Republike Srbije), jovanadjurovic93@gmail.com

The subject of this paper is the description of the relations between United States of America and the People’s Republic of China given through perspective of Obama’a Pivot to Asia policy and Trump’s policy of economic pressure through high tariffs and economic pressure. The main core of these different policies is an attempt to „contain“ China in international relations, both economically and in a wider geopolitical sense. Such US attitude toward China is the result of the assessment that China is one of the main winners of global shifts, which occurred as a result of the process of multipolarization of the world and phenomenon named as the rise of the rest and the shift of global power to the East. It allowed China to become the fastest growing economy in the world and to endanger US’s dominance.

Keywords: Pivot to Asia, USA, China, Asia-Pacific region, trade war