Research Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Jul 27, 2022
President Joe Biden’s trip didn’t measure up to expectations. That’s because America’s hegemony in the region is not what it used to be. If the Biden administration had recognized this early, U.S. diplomacy would have been more rewarding.
Jul 25, 2022
The U.S. president has failed to reverse the harmful effects of Donald Trump’s sanctions. In fact, by continuing them, especially in the high-tech arena, America has unleashed a vigorous wave of energy in China to catch up, which will only lead to a loss of U.S. market share.
Jun 30, 2022
Although its policy is not flawless and may not be replicable by other countries, China’s positive approach has been effective in containing threats. The biased rhetoric of some observers needs to give way to a more fair and in-depth assessment.
Jun 22, 2022
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken should have followed the example of the UN’s top official for human rights by making a visit of his own, instead of blindly repeating the slanders and hype of his predecessor, Mike Pompeo. That would have built Blinken’s image as a responsible diplomat.
Mar 23, 2022
The Russia-Ukraine conflict undermines the prospects for prosperity and security around the world — and that includes China, whose economic development recent years had depended upon a stable external strategic environment.
Feb 26, 2022
China is interwoven with the American economy and far more open and free than it was in 1972. If ideology did not prevent normalization when Nixon broke the ice, it should certainly not impede bilateral relations today.
Oct 13, 2021
What is the role of the SCO in stabilization and reconstruction? The capacity of its members may be limited, but the U.S. withdrawal presents an opportunity to build credibility. Failure to act may invite skepticism in the international community about the group’s ability to participate in international affairs.
Sep 07, 2021
The future of the anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan rests both on the Taliban’s own endeavors and the support of the international community. If the lessons of the 20-year campaign against terror can be learned, there is reason to hope.
Sep 06, 2021
There is lots of room for China-U.S. cooperation, but it won’t happen automatically. A concerted effort by both is needed. The Americans should recognize that China is a trustworthy partner, not a rival, when it comes to Afghan affairs. China, too, will need to change its thinking.
Aug 10, 2021
The fears are not baseless. For a century, Afghanistan has had deep connections with various transnational jihadist forces. One noted scholar calculates that some 100,000 extremists have connected with Pakistan alone and formed a vast international network.