Both countries stand to gain from cooperation and lose from confrontation. The lesson stil...
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China
The more China and the US are coupled, the more insecure they feel. Some sort of split seems inevitable.
Some wrestling may be needed before they can seriously look at decoupling.
Weakening political will on the part of the United States and others is undermining the global commons necessary for good global governance. That’s where China comes in.
He Yafei, a leading scholar of American studies in China, spoke with China-US Focus host James Chau in Hong Kong on Nov. 15. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.
If financial sanctions are the next battlefield for China and the United States, the pain may be worse than tariffs.
China is focused on improving its national security and reducing long-term risks. Therefore, it’s likely to think about worst-case scenarios with respect to the U.S. and work to play a greater role in setting the agenda.
With China’s recent deployment of its coast guard and Maritime Militia Forces to neighboring waters like the South China Sea, the US will continue to contest the Middle Kingdom’s expanding influence in the region with an increas...
Several valuable lessons can be drawn from the incident, including the importance of remaining calm and focusing on solutions. But more formal mechanisms are needed.