Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Nov 02 , 2018
If the Trump administration desires to promote human rights, it first should take them seriously for allies as well as adversaries. Second, Washington should recognize the limits of its reach. Attempting to improve human rights in China is a worthy objective, but one largely beyond America’s capabilities.
Oct 04 , 2018
Instead of whining about China’s stance on North Korea, President Trump should address Beijing’s interests in the North’s future.
Aug 17 , 2018
Relations between China and much of the West appear to be moving in reverse. The PRC risks losing its best friends abroad.
Jul 20 , 2018
To his credit, President Trump was willing to help break the Korean deadlock. But the recent summit was a beginning, not the end. Washington needs to build a relationship with the Kim government, and that process will be smoother if the U.S. also improves its ties with Beijing.
Jul 04 , 2018
How can China and the U.S. maintain satisfactory bilateral relations? Doug Bandow presents three ways the countries could begin to get their relationship right before more serious controversies arise.
May 18 , 2018
Substantial political controls over Chinese businesses may prove incompatible with a creative, innovative economy.
Apr 06 , 2018
China’s involvement in the negotiation process with North Korea and in the ultimate implementation of any agreement is essential. It will take serious effort to develop policies, organizations, and processes that simultaneously satisfy the DPRK, Beijing, and America. That just makes it more important that multilateral discussions begin on these issues.
Mar 19 , 2018
With the selection of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, China in particular is more likely to become a target of the Trump administration.
Mar 06 , 2018
Today the PRC’s middle class is thought to number about 430 million, larger than America’s entire population. As this number grows so will China’s buying power, offering one possible antidote to the Trump administration’s trade complaints.
Feb 09 , 2018
Washington’s current Asia-Pacific strategy is financially unsustainable. Instead of trying to organize a containment system, Washington should focus on advancing its few serious interests, such as freedom of navigation. Otherwise the U.S. should step back and leave China’s neighbors free to respond to whatever they believe necessary.