Tag Archives: China-US Relations

Xi’s Historic Mission: Averting a Sino-U.S. Cold War
Many China watchers believe that the ties between Beijing and Washington are at their lowest level since Tian’anment. President Xi can nevertheless reassure the American political establishment that he is leading China in the right direction, and not trying to turn it into another version of the former Soviet Union.
Important Questions Face China-U.S. Relations
Chinese and Americans should not be surprised by our divergent approaches to both bilateral and global issues. The key to success is to seek common ground while tolerating differences in a partnership committed to peace and a new world order. Sometimes we ought to stand in the other’s shoes and take a more balanced view of the issues we both face.
China & America: Stay Focused on What Really Matters
Even on controversial issues, cooperation—instead of confrontation—is key to finding solutions.
U.S./China: The Most Important Bilateral Relationship in the World Today
President Xi Jinping will visit the United States in September, partaking in a high stakes, scripted, state dinner with President Obama and other dignitaries at the White House. The Chinese leader will be in the neighborhood for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
Variables Affect the US Grand Strategy Toward China
The view of mainstream Americans about China is the key to formulating any US grand strategy toward Beijing. Today, while some domestic politics has negative effects, we need more dialogues to enhance transparency and control third-party factors with prudent management and precaution.
Two Countries, One System
The Sino-American ‘Grand Consensus’ that has benefited both for more than three decades is threatened by new realities and interests in the wake of China’s rise. Both countries must seek effective cooperation, not only to realize mutual benefits, but to jointly play a leadership role for the maintenance and reform of the current international system.
How to Commemorate the Sino-American WWII Alliance
China’s decision to hold a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the WWII is putting Washington again in a position where it can reconcile the wartime animosity between China and Japan.
Ling Wancheng
How China Should Repatriate Its Fugitives Abroad
Those who have some knowledge of the Western legal system in general, and the American system in particular, can quickly tell that Beijing is using the wrong approach to repatriating its fugitives hiding in countries with which China has no extradition treaty.
Back to Cold-War Mentality?
Many US scholars see confrontation as the key to preserving the global dominance of the US, even to the point of seeking regime change in China. That outdated outlook is dangerous to all parties in today’s world and a threat to stability.
Lin Wancheng,  a little-known businessman, has  left China months before his well-known elder brother Lin Jihua was first stripped of his ministerial position and later arrested.
Extradition Challenge
Those who seek refuge in the US have been a thorn in Sino-American relations, and progress on a treaty replacing the case-by-case handling of such issues would be a welcome breakthrough when the leaders of the two countries meet next month. A current case linked to the corruption probe of a family member, however, shows how complicated the issue can be, and transparent handling would help set bilateral ties on a more predictable path.
Wang Yi-Kerry
China and U.S.: Building on the Iran Agreement
Although the recent Iran nuclear agreement is welcome, China and the U.S. have important tasks to perform to keep Iran from becoming a real, as opposed to a virtual, nuclear weapons state. The Iranian model will not apply to Korea and other proliferation challenges given the different elements of these threats.
Seeking an Elusive Balance in U.S. Attitudes toward China
American hawks who regard China as an implacable geopolitical adversary exhibit an unhealthy foreign policy perspective. But U.S. leaders and the American public also need to be careful not to lean too far in the other direction—toward an appeasement policy toward Beijing.
In Each Other We Trust?
Trust has been the missing key ingredient in China-U.S. relations, though recent interactions between the two countries show it doesn’t have to be that way.
President Xi at the Lincoln Memorial: A Game Changer for China-U.S Relations?
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. carries deep symbolism, both in the U.S. political heritage, and classical Greek aesthetics. Vasilis Trigkas proposes that this monument be a site for President Xi and Obama to deliver an alternative narrative for China-U.S. relations.
Serenity in the South China Sea
The U.S. must accept that a major shift in the Asia-Pacific balance of power has already taken place, and minimize provocation. China’s South China Sea land reclamation isn’t necessarily forbidden in international law, as long as they aren’t used for offensive military purposes or to restrict trade.
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