Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Dec 22, 2021
The recent Summit for Democracy organized by U.S. President Joe Biden, indicates a new long-term focus for the US-China rivalry. This can be destructive. Whether the two countries can coexist without catastrophe is at the top of the agenda.
Dec 02, 2021
The statement by U.S. President Joe Biden and others that America does not seek to change the Chinese system sounds good on the surface. But is it hiding an iron fist in a velvet glove?
Nov 03, 2021
While a recent speech by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Chi Tai was filled with accusations and predictable slanders against China, it also reflected a somewhat more nuanced trend, showing that America is attempting to moderate relations.
Oct 18, 2021
Over several decades, the U.S. has emphasized crisis management with China, mostly for tactical reasons. Now, the Biden administration’s emphasis is clearly strategic. The U.S. wants to be in a position to constrain China’s policy options, while tilting the playing field toward its own interests.
Aug 23, 2021
For a decade, the focus of the United States has shown a high degree of continuity, starting with George W. Bush and followed by Barack Obama, Donald Trump and now Joe Biden. But America is now paying greater attention to detail and adding new features to its geostrategic approach.
Aug 03, 2021
Kurt Campbell, coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region on the U.S. National Security Council, added some clarity recently on United States policy regarding the island. The Biden administration’s policy review appears to be finished, and it’s starting to take action.
Jul 01, 2021
The new U.S. president’s opening moves were generally steady and smooth, and some were successful. But America’s deep-rooted political and social contradictions will act as a constraint during Biden’s presidency.
Jun 07, 2021
Using the buzzwords “compete, collaborate, confront” to express the U.S. approach to China is inadequate, as they fail to take nuances into account. In fact, the 3C framework has led to the Chinese view that Biden’s approach is too negative and has only added to the complexity of relations.
May 08, 2021
The United States is edging ever closer to China’s red lines as it moves to enhance relations with the island. This has triggered policy discussions in the U.S. about whether to abandon strategic ambiguity and make it clear that the United States will take military action to defend Taiwan against Beijing.
Mar 24, 2021
Prudence and pragmatism should guide China’s approach in the wake of initial talks that featured some hard-nosed rhetoric. Whether the meeting kick-starts new China-U.S. engagement or only serves to maintain — or even heighten — tensions remain to be seen.