To most people, it appears that today’s de facto Sino-American Cold War has emerged suddenly and unexpectedly. But as the Trends editors have been warning for over a decade, it is exactly the outcome any objective observer would expect given China’s exploitative behavior since 2000 and its increasing belligerence since 2012. Until now, we’ve focused primarily on understanding how western democracies would work to contain the threat from China. However, equally important questions surround China’s ability and willingness to respond to those efforts. These include: What are the threats and opportunities facing the Chinese Communist Party? What does the escalating Cold War mean for political leaders, businesses, workers, and consumers in China, as well as the United States? And how are they likely to respond? We’ll provide the answers you need.