Tag Archives: China-US Relations

Far-Reaching Significance of Xi-Obama Meeting in Beijing
The shortest state visit in the history of the China-U.S. diplomatic relationship yielded important accomplishments in forming a new bilateral relationship, establishing complementary goals, and creating an impactful Joint Declaration on Climate Change.
Kerry’s SAIS Speech Augurs Deadlock in U.S.-China Relations
A reset is needed in the US-China relationship. By much objective analysis, the bilateral relationship has deteriorated during most of the six years of Obama administration and is now the worst it has been in decades, writes Stephen Harner.
Metaphor meets reality: U.S. and China are clearing the air
History has no on-off buttons. Change is never instantaneous. But President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent accord on greenhouse gases may allow the world to start dialing down dangerous carbon emissions. Past experience shows this can be true. Similar trial-and-error diplomacy in the 1880s helped avert another […]
A Mystifying Obama Climate Slap at a U.S. Ally
President Obama over the weekend made a bizarre decision to attack and damage his closest ally in Asia, and one of the most committed supporters of U.S. foreign policy. The president was in Australia for the G-20 Summit in Brisbane. Unlike Britain’s David Cameron , China’s Xi Jinping and India’s […]
Operationalizing A New Model of Sino-US Relations Is Possible
While controversial issues like cyber-security, military containment, and U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were not touched upon during the latest Xi-Obama meeting, Da Wei argues that the agreements reached were not hollow, and instead set the tone for operationalizing a new style of “U.S.-China major-country relations.”
climate change
Will US Be Able to Deliver on Its Deal with China to Reduce Carbon Emissions?
Since China and the United States are the two biggest national emitters of carbon, the recently announced bilateral agreement is considered essential to concluding a new global accord, because unless Beijing and Washington can resolve their differences, few other countries will agree to mandatory cuts in emissions.
How China Made Its Climate Change Decision, and Why It Will Stick
The consensus amongst the political elite in China since the 11th Five Year Programme issued in 2006 has been that climate change is a reality, and that its fiercest impact will fall on their country unless something is done.
Overcoming US Misconceptions about Major Power Relations
Both China and the U.S. emphasize the importance of strengthening cooperation on major economic and security issues at the bilateral, regional, and global levels. However, as Chen Dongxiao explores, the US has not conceded the notion of mutual respect for China’s “core interests”.
A Step Forward in US-China Ties
The November 11 bilateral summit between Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in Beijing was a welcome step forward in Sino-American relations. While some tensions were evident behind the scenes and during the two leaders’ joint press conference, on balance the two sides accomplished a lot in one day of summitry.
Xi-Obama Meeting: US-China Relations off to A More Promising Start
After more than a year of increasingly scratchy relations between the United States and China, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping managed to strike a markedly improved tone and announce some accomplishments at the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), writes Douglas Paal.
A Spotlight on Xi-Obama Meeting at APEC
During this week’s APEC summit in Beijing, Xi and Obama will hold a meeting about critical bilateral and global issues against the backdrop of a changing international and domestic landscape, writes Jiang Yuechun.
Brzezinski: Why We Need a U.S.-China ‘Pacific Charter’ for Global Stability
In Beijing on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama called on China to be a "partner in underwriting the international order" instead of "undermining" it.
How to Avoid Another 1914 in Asia in 2014
Asia's hitherto stable and peaceful strategic order faces pressure from the extraordinarily rapid shift in the distribution of wealth and power driven by Asia's, and especially China's, economic growth.
A New Model for China-US Relations?
U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting China for the first time since 2009, and following the APEC Summit will hold his fourth meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping. The two leaders are expected to meet in an informal setting, as they did at Sunnylands in California last year, when Xi […]
Resetting U.S.-China Relations
President Obama arrived in Beijing on Monday for a meeting of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation forum. He will meet with China’s president, Xi Jinping, at length on Wednesday. The occasion is a vital opportunity for the two presidents to reset the relationship between the nations. Since Mr. Obama and Mr. […]
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