- Sampson Oppedisano , Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Apr 18 , 2017Expected by many to be a showdown, a clash between the world’s two powerhouse economies, the long awaited meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, fell far short of that. While the meeting itself was lackluster in regards to the fierce clash many had expected, it did produce two somewhat substantial outcomes — or at least the beginnings.
- Wu Zhenglong , Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Apr 18 , 2017Now that there is a new roadmap for China-US relations, the leading role of the two heads of state has been established, and a new dialogue framework is in place, China-US relations can overcome future difficulties and progress on a track to reach new heights.
- Chen Yonglong , Director of Center of American Studies, China Foundation for International Studies
Apr 18 , 2017Difficulties for the U.S. are not opportunities for China. The road to make America great again leads to Beijing; and for China to be strong and prosperous, effective cooperation from the American side is also indispensable.
- Tao Wenzhao , Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Apr 11 , 2017Now that the two heads of state have mapped out future China-US relations, the two countries can share a broad prospect for cooperation in trade, investment, finance and infrastructure, and their economic and trade relations will be more balanced and closer with a bright future.
- Su Xiaohui , Deputy Director of Int'l & Strategic Studies, CIIS
Apr 11 , 2017The two countries established a new set of high-level frameworks for negotiation, including the diplomatic and security dialogue, the comprehensive economic dialogue, the law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue, and the social and cultures issues dialogue. Xi’s visit also provided a chance to get to know his new U.S. counterpart in person.
- Yu Sui , Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
Apr 10 , 2017Win-win cooperation is highly relevant in our times, as it is both practical and actionable, and it carries the moral appeal to rally support from people all around the world.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping has just finished his 24-hour visit to the US, meeting with his American counterpart Donald Trump at the “Winter White House”, Mar-a-Lago at the Palm Beach. On the one hand, President Trump openly admitted that he has “got nothing” out of the summit. On the other, however, his staff has briefed that this is not all the case.
- Colin Moreshead , Graduate Fellow of East Asian Studies, Yale University
Mar 02 , 2017The first month of Trump’s presidency has been a useful primer for Chinese officials, albeit an unpleasant one. China was certainly watching the Trump-Abe meeting for cues on how the new president conducts himself with foreign leaders.
- Sun Chenghao , Assistant Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 20 , 2017Trump’s softening stance toward China shows the U.S. is considering a new framework to guide the bilateral relationship, which the previous administration failed to do. However, “results-oriented” is too vague to guide such complex ties, and the leaders’ meeting could define the relationship in a more clear-cut concept.
- Brahma Chellaney , Professor, Center for Policy Research
Mar 14 , 2017The reported fatal poisoning of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport represents a major setback for China. Beijing valued Kim Jong Nam — a faded playboy with residences in Macau and Beijing — as a key asset against the North Korean dictator. China’s strongest action against North Korea to date — the recently imposed suspension of coal imports — can be ascribed to the “Trump effect.” U.S. President Donald Trump’s less predictable line, reflected in his wavering on the one-China policy and his tougher stance on Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, has prompted Beijing to take this action to blunt U.S. criticism that it is not doing enough to implement United Nations sanctions.