- 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.
- Yuan Peng , Vice President, Chinese Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Dec 16 , 2016As the relationship between the US and China continues to evolve from one between the sole superpower and one of several major powers to one between the ‘eldest’ and ‘second brother’, the president-elect will need to be pragmatic and creative to preserve a deep mutual dependence between the two countries.
- Yang Jiemian , President Emeritus, Shanghai Institute for Int'l Studies
Dec 13 , 2016The new US leader must truly realize that managing US-China relations in a constructive manner is essential for both countries and the world at large. While Trump plans a dial-back on some US commitments abroad, he cannot change all market rules at will -- and he’s barking up the wrong tree when he attributes most of America’s economic problems to China.
- Zheng Yu , Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dec 09 , 2016For a country with nearly 1.4 billion people and a high dependence on foreign trade, the security of sea-lanes in the Western Pacific is first of all a matter of life and death for China. Obviously any attempt to seek hegemony by controlling those sea-lanes will only lead to regional turbulence, which in turn will endanger the security of China’s own international transport routes.
- Zhu Feng , Director, Institute of International Studies, Nanjing University
Nov 28 , 2016While the president-elect’s background might suggest a more commercial approach to world affairs, he is likely to preserve the US’ unchallengeable military advantages and strategic dominance – including some form of the “pivot to Asia”.
- David Lampton , Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies, Johns Hopkins-SAIS
Nov 28 , 2016The relationship between the two countries is between two societies, not merely between governments or leaders, and that broad spectrum gives it long-term viability. Elevating our shared strategic gaze to the global level will be difficult, but it is essential.