- Alan S Alexandroff , Director of the Global Summitry Project, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Feb 10 , 2017So where is the pivot? No, not the Obama Administration’s Asian pivot. I’m speaking of another pivot. This one was to occur when candidate Trump transformed from candidate to President-elect and then President.
- Yin Chengde , Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Feb 13 , 2017The new president’s rhetoric on China doesn’t reflect the realities of the beneficial relationship that has been cultivated for more than 40 years. A Trump shift to a practical policy on China, so as to maintain a steady growth momentum of Sino-US relations, would not only be a blessing to China and United States, but also a blessing to the world.
- Li Wei , Director of the Institute of Japanese Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Feb 13 , 2017China’s role in global governance rests ultimately on its achievements in domestic governance: A government that is capable of effectively managing a country of 1.3 billion will certainly set an example for others to follow. By pursuing step-by-step reform of the system, rather than destroying it and replacing it with a brand-new one, and by providing continuity in the globalization process, China can help the world avoid pitfalls of the past.
- Doug Bandow , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Feb 09 , 2017Conflict often results during power transitions. The U.S. should learn from Great Britain’s policy toward the rabidly nationalistic rising giant on the North American continent. After fighting two wars with its one-time colonists, Britain wisely chose peace.
- Teng Jianqun , Director of the Department of U.S. Studies, China Institute of International Studies
Feb 08 , 2017As the transition process runs its due course, frictions may wax and wane, but China will respond to the evolving situation and adapt to the US political, economic and security policy changes to ensure that bilateral ties remain on an even keel.
- Matt Ferchen , Resident Scholar, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Feb 07 , 2017Even before the election of Donald Trump or Xi Jinping’s debut at the World Economic Forum in Davos, two mutually contradictory frameworks for understanding China’s international economic and geopolitical influence, one emanating from increasingly hawkish U.S. pundits and the other from China’s top leaders, had taken shape. However, by recognizing and even embracing the complexity of China’s domestic and international political economy, new opportunities for productive engagement may replace growing strategic competition.
- Dean P. Chen , Associate Professor of Political Science, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Feb 06 , 2017The inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, 2017 suggests that U.S. foreign policy is moving away from the Wilsonian liberal internationalism, which has guided American foreign policymaking since the end of World War II, toward the “America-first” Jacksonian populism.
- Wang Yusheng , Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jan 04 , 2017China has coped with the year’s upheavals with calmness and confidence, committed to its own principles in dealing with world affairs. The country must hope that US president-elect Trump will be similarly focused to meet the realities of our times.
- Tao Wenzhao , Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jan 03 , 2017While bilateral ties have been generally stable recently, especially in the wake of regular Xi-Obama meetings, people in both countries are waiting to see whether the relationship can transfer smoothly into the Trump era.
- Don M. Tow , President, New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia
Dec 20 , 2016Tow traces a history of U.S.-China foreign relations, beginning in the 1860’s to today, focusing on a policy he calls “surround/isolate/weaken.” The reason that the U.S.’s surround/isolate/weaken foreign policy toward China of the past 65-plus-years hasn’t worked is because that policy is based on “might makes right”, and not based on understanding, fair play, and win-win solutions. Anson Burlingame realized it about 150 years ago that, in the long run, the best interests of the U.S. and the American people are best served by a China policy based on equality of nations.