Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 28 , 2019
The second Trump-Kim summit is now expected to take place in February, signaling that Kim Jong-un may be prepared to turn his country into a more respectable member of the international community.
Jan 08 , 2019
Economic liberalization under Deng Xiaoping unleashed an entire nation’s creativity, determinism, and dynamism. However, the current Chinese leadership is retreating almost across-the-board from the policies during that transition, abandoning its predecessors’ willingness to allow freedom to emerge in the PRC. The new year offers the Chinese government an opportunity to rethink how it engages its people and the world.
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.