Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
May 28, 2021
It’s no easy task to expel the No. 2 economy in the world from the international arena. The U.S. president must start with the common denominator, which is that China is, in fact, influential around the world and other countries are loath to attack it. He must engage with China and let it sit at the table.
Mar 17, 2021
The U.S. secretary of state suggested subtly that democratization is still a U.S. strategic goal with regard to China, as well as securing American leadership in technology. All in all, the policies of the Biden administration differ little from those of Donald Trump.
Nov 10, 2020
American society is almost evenly divided into tribal camps that show more signs of widening division than of reconciliation. China needs to be alert to the effects that can flow from a polarized United States.
Sep 16, 2020
A series of moves by the United States and the words of its high-ranking officials all point in the same direction: The U.S. is doing its utmost to contain China across the board for the 21st century.
Aug 26, 2020
The 2020 Democratic Party platform reveals a lot about where their presidential nominee stands. If he wins in November, Biden is likely to stay generally on track with Trump in many respects, but perhaps with policies that are not so harsh.
Jun 24, 2020
Yang Jiechi met with Mike Pompeo in search of a constructive relationship. The fact that such a meeting could take place signals that there’s some wiggle room, though not at the expense of China’s core interests.
Apr 07, 2020
The pandemic will drive major changes in global supply chains and in relations between China and the United States. The anti-globalists will spare no effort to use the ongoing health crisis to drive further wedges.
Nov 20, 2019
The strategic rivalry between China and the United States is growing. To avoid conflict, the two sides need set up a model of regional coexistence.
Aug 02, 2019
Japan and the ROK face several obstacles on the road to reconciliation, not least of which is their deep historical tension. Japan is also now demonstrating that the U.S. isn’t the only player willing to use economic means to fight a political dispute.
Jul 17, 2019
The US’s attempts to use Xinjiang as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations is a poor strategic move. Given President Trump’s checkered human rights history, the US will face difficulty in trying to rally international support around the Xinjiang issue.