Assistant Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jun 07, 2021
The Biden administration faces many constraints and limitations. And the two sides do not appear to have enough political will to reach a grand strategic bargain. Thus, the summit is unlikely to smooth the bumpy road of bilateral relations.
May 12, 2021
The key to correcting misunderstandings is more exchanges and cooperation between provinces, states, cities, enterprises and nonprofit organizations. We should strive to understand each other’s systems and policies.
Apr 21, 2021
China-U.S. relations should not be defined by vicious strategic competition but rather by a nurturing of mutual trust. The greatest obstacle is presented by China hawks in U.S. strategic circles who want to hijack American policy and prevent Biden from breaking away from Trumpism.
Mar 10, 2021
Europe finds itself in a dilemma as the United States seeks to enlist its help. It is reluctant to fully engage, as America wishes, in the major power competition because Europe’s rival in that case happens to also be its economic partner.
Feb 12, 2021
The early Biden administration’s buzzword is “strategic competition” when it comes to China. Yet, with a litany of domestic problems at hand, true diplomacy may be sidelined, or worse, sacrificed to retain a positive outlook for Joe Biden’s domestic agenda.
Feb 08, 2021
If the U.S. president, under pressure, makes a hybrid of the Trump and Obama legacies, intensified strategic competition in China-U.S. relations is likely and the risk of confrontation will continue to rise.
Dec 17, 2020
The outgoing U.S. president’s attempts to booby-trap his successor’s ability to improve relations with China is troublesome. It will take some time for the new occupant of the White House to stitch things together. But time is not unlimited.
Nov 12, 2020
Changes are in the making, from Europe to Iran, from NATO to the WHO, from the Paris climate accord to the Middle East. The new president wants to move rapidly to repair America’s global reputation. But when it comes to China policy, expect him to go slow.
Oct 08, 2020
When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the United Nations in a pre-recorded speech, he continued his sabotage of everything the organization stands for. By contrast, President Xi Jinping was the adult in the room, making the case that major powers have major responsibility.
Sep 16, 2020
American hawks will not be able to overturn the foundation of China-U.S. relations that was built in the Nixon era. But it takes two to tango, and success will not depend on China’s willingness alone.