Tag Archives: China-US Relations

Asian Reflections on Obama and Beyond
Chinese experts underestimate the strong drivers underpinning the U.S. pivot to Asia, which will likely continue despite the Democratic losses in the recent congressional elections and the retirement of the U.S. Defense Secretary. Indeed, President Obama’s Asian policies enjoy bipartisan support and remain a White House priority despite economic and other challenges.
U.S.-China Relations in 2015: Building New Momentum
After several years of drift and decline, the US-China relationship ended 2014 modestly improved. The central task going into a new year is to build on this new momentum to strengthen the foundation of the relationship, build strategic trust, and work in tandem (or in parallel) on global issues of mutual concern.
The Xi-Obama Summit – What Comes Next in U.S.-China Relations
What the Xi-Obama November agreements suggest is that the two leaders are able to communicate effectively on complex problems, negotiate in good faith, and reach mature understandings that serve the interests of both countries. Now, the question is, can that pattern be maintained in 2015 and beyond?
Four Points About “The Interview,” Hollywood, and U.S.-China Relations
There are important points, applicable also in U.S.-China relations, to be noted in the presumed North Korean hacking attack on Sony Pictures, precipitated by the latter’s film “The Interview,” which treats as a spoof a CIA conspiracy to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Another Source of Mistrust Needs to be Addressed
China and US should deepen their cooperation and coordination in helping other countries to find a more sustainable development model, thus showing the world that their ideological differences can be mutually complementary rather than only contradictory.
New Phase of China-US Relationship
Wu Jianmin relays his concluding remarks from the Second China-U.S. Policy Forum in Beijing on December 13th – 15th, reiterating the history of China’s opening up to the West, and more recent phases of China-U.S. cooperation. Wu believes the U.S. and China can identify convergent interests, and make the foundation of the China-U.S. relationship stronger and stronger.
Bridging Cultural Divides to Create Supportive Universities
Chinese students now make up 31% of the foreign students on American campuses, a trend that has financially boosted U.S. higher education. However, many Chinese students face structural and social difficulties, and school administrations have proven ineffective in responding. The improvement of Chinese student’s well-being requires increased interaction from all parties.
Taiwan’s Resurgent Assertiveness: A New Worry for Washington
Ted Carpenter argues that the contentious Taiwan issue has merely been slumbering during the presidency of Ma Ying-jeou, and it now shows signs of awakening as a part of Taiwan’s greater assertiveness toward Beijing – which also implicates the United States in their role as “protector.”
New Terror Threat Landscape Requires Closer Sino-US Cooperation
The global increase of terrorist threats urges China and US to cooperate on anti-terrorism measures and intelligence. The U.S. has verbally agreed to support China’s key anti-terrorist campaign: quelling the East Turkestan Islamist Movement (ETIM) in Xinjiang.
Is China Trying to Drive the U.S. Out of Asia?
Internal causes in China are the basis of changes and developments in Asia, while external causes, such as relations with the other parts of the world, are secondary, and become operative through internal causes in Asia. Through this logic, Wu Zurong argues that the U.S. should consider its own development path before concerning itself with lost influence in Asia.
Sino-US Cross-Strait Strategic Stability: The Aircraft Carrier Factor
The recent landslide victory of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has obvious implications for China-U.S. relations, and for a cross-strait standoff between the countries two militaries. Washington should preempt any possible cross-strait military build-up and engage in a sincere dialogue about the democratic future of Taiwan in a “one country, two systems” solution.
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China and America: Indispensable Partners
China has two key challenges in the years ahead. The first is to build a new, global rules-based system with the other major world power, the United States, that supplants the post-WWII order. The second is to consolidate the rule of law within China. The challenge in both cases is […]
What Should the US Take Away from the Xi-Abe Meeting?
Jin Ying warns the U.S. to be weary of Japan, citing their history of “running away with the bone” as the U.S. and China jostle for influence in the Pacific. Ying agrees with Democratic advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski that the U.S. should sign a major charter with China, just as it did with Britain during WWII.
Security Order in Asia-Pacific: the Foundation for Future Cooperation
There are several scenarios for military regional order in the Pacific, but “collective security” would be the most desirable strategic choice for regional countries. Existing organizations and communications platforms, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, provide a good foundation for this military order and continued economic integration in the Pacific.
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A Stable China-US Tie Is Crucial in A Messy World
Below is the excerpts of the theme speech on China-US relationship by Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui at China-United States Exchange Foundation Annual Conference on Dec. 3, 2014, in Hong Kong. The relationship with the United States occupies an important place in China’s diplomatic agenda. The Chinese government has all along viewed […]
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