Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 05, 2020
U.S.-China relations have deteriorated gradually under Trump’s hawkish China administration and with the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 presidential election may worsen relations further if candidates continue seeing China attacks as an easy electoral strategy.
Apr 16, 2020
The coronavirus demonstrates the need for broader cooperation between China and the U.S. Now is not the time to decouple the bilateral relationship.
Mar 06, 2020
From Obama to Trump, US policy towards China has not been productive. The current administration should follow a “humble” foreign policy and regain credibility on the world stage.
Feb 03, 2020
Historically, the US has wielded economic sanctions as a form of coercive pressure, but these efforts have rarely achieved Washington’s objectives.
Dec 12, 2019
The demonstrations in Hong Kong reflect the fact that those who grow up in a free society usually want to continue living in one. Whatever the impact of a cradle-to-grave propaganda system in the PRC, it won’t work in Hong Kong—or Taiwan.
Nov 27, 2019
China would benefit from a government which eschews coercive monopoly and unnecessary secrecy. That would help the Chinese achieve a future worthy to be called the China Dream.
Oct 14, 2019
Policymakers in the U.S. grow increasingly worried that China and North Korea are beginning to fortify their relationship, as well as about what the implications of such an alliance would be, but the historically strained relationship between the two nations does not merit incredible concern.
Sep 06, 2019
China may not have been the start of the China-US trade war, but it is a key factor in finishing it. Beijing must consider serious reform if it wants to repair its ties with the U.S. and preserve its ties with the rest of the globe.
Jul 24, 2019
Recent protests in Hong Kong should be seen by Beijing not as an occasion to crack down, but as an opportunity to showcase the PRC’s virtues. The ability to persuade others to follow is the ultimate test of leadership.
May 28, 2019
I recently flew to China for an academic conference on some of the geopolitical and security issues dividing Washington and Beijing. I had attended the same event two years before and enjoyed the wide-ranging discussion. The conference was to bring together scholars from throughout Asia and beyond.