China-US Economic Relations
- Elizabeth Muller , Executive Director, Berkeley Earth
Jan 17 , 2017With the advent of the Trump administration, many environmentalists are experiencing a sense of utter depression. President-elect Trump does not appear to agree that rapid development of renewable energy is good for the economy and the odds are that he and his Republican Congress will cancel many of the programs and incentives, such as subsidies, that were meant to promote renewables.
- Ted Galen Carpenter , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 13 , 2017Neither China nor the United States should rationally wish to see a confrontation develop with a crucial economic partner. But we should also be aware of the limits of economic links as a restraining factor. For the first time since the rapprochement that Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger orchestrated in the early 1970s, an incoming U.S. president seems to be considering translating the China-bashing rhetoric of a presidential campaign into actual policy.
- Wang Yiwei , Senior Research Fellow, Center for China and Globalization
Jan 17 , 2017The United States is neighbor to all countries in the world, and including it in the Belt and Road development would promote American interests as well as contributing to global growth and stability. China should take active steps to win the support of the US government and enterprises as well as its people.
- C.H.Tung , Chairman, China-United States Exchange Foundation
Jan 13 , 2017As Trump takes office, it is very important for economic and trade officials from both countries to sit down and talk through not only the difficulties and disputes, which they must, but also more importantly, how we can exploit a great future together.
- Zhou Shijian , Senior Fellow, Tsinghua Center for US-China Relations
Dec 15 , 2016Despite recent divesting, China holds a dangerously high share of outstanding US Treasury bonds. Beijing should continue the reduction of these bonds, leaving Japan as the first biggest creditor for the US.
- Vasilis Trigkas , Onassis Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
Dec 14 , 2016Strategic surprise and a cultivated image of irrationality is a classical strategy in a game of brinkmanship. One side highlights its willingness to “dance too close” to the cliff’s edge and maximize risk, leading its opposition into eventual retreat. Trumps’ discussion with Tsai Ing-wen must be seen through the prism or feigned irrationality. Trump, a studious businessman, may have considered the strategies of past presidents and found the “Madman” hypothesis compelling for his ultimate goal: to leverage Chinese adamancy over core national interests like the Taiwan issue into an agreement over trade and jobs – his existential political pledge.
- He Weiwen , Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization
Dec 13 , 2016In today’s world trade, the production process — from product design, raw material procurement, financing, manufacturing, final assembly, marketing and logistics — normally stretches across many countries. Many products in international trade are known as “global products”. Globalization has produced huge cost-savings on industrial and consumer goods at every level, and any effort to restrict American businesses to sourcing and production in the US will shrink the domestic economy instead of expanding it.
- Cui Liru , Former President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Oct 31 , 2016China-US relations have reached a new historic juncture, which is characterized by new dynamics in the interactions between the two countries at a strategic level. The result is a new configuration of China-US relations that will be stable if the US can set aside its eagerness to be dominant across the globe.
- Wu Sike , Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Oct 14 , 2016Economic and trade cooperation plays a prominent role in the global economic governance system. With both countries facing new economic environments and opportunities, it’s extremely importance to deepen cooperation for their own benefits and for overall global prosperity.
- Susan Chan Shifflett , Program Associate, Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum
Sep 14 , 2016The missions of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is to help companies create U.S. jobs by exporting U.S. goods and services to emerging economies. As China’s installed power capacity is expected to grow over the next century, members from China’s State Grid visited a factory in South Dakota to upgrade its tools used to maintain power grids around the country.