Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Aug 08, 2022
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan has incited a predictably strong response from China. Chinese warplanes have brushed up against the median line dividing the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese foreign ministry has warned of “serious consequences” as a result of Pelosi’s visit to the island. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told US President Joe Biden that “those who play with fire will perish by it.” And now, China has just announced a major military exercise with live-fire drills starting August 4 (just after Pelosi leaves Taiwan). The specter of military confrontation looms large.
Aug 06, 2022
Pelosi's visit to Taiwan set the stage for heightened tensions.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Aug 03, 2022
If China and the United States could identify specific collaborative projects, break the bottlenecks of international supply chains and provide assistance to countries suffering from shortages from food to energy, normal relations could be restored.
Aug 02, 2022
Xi-Biden call focused on Taiwan with dire warning from China.
Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Jul 29, 2022
NATO’s global hegemony has gone unchallenged since the fall of the USSR decades ago. Now, with China’s rise to global prominence and arguably the second most powerful nation in the world, can NATO avoid another Cold War-style showdown on the global stage?
Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jul 25, 2022
A peaceful resolution may be achieved in Ukraine but only under certain conditions - ones which don’t appear to be materializing any time soon.
Wu Baiyi, Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jul 15, 2022
China stands at a crossroads and will be key in determining whether two camps will take shape. President Xi Jinping’s global development and security initiatives inject confidence into a world industrial scheme that has lost momentum and an international order that has lost stability.
John Gong, Professor at University of International Business and Economics and China Forum Expert
Jul 13, 2022
When President Lyndon B. Johnson sent two battalions of U.S. Marines ashore the beaches at Danang in Vietnam on March 8, 1965, he probably had never imagined that America’s subsequent gradual military escalation would reach the height of over half a million troops, suffering more than 58,000 casualties, and eventually resulting in a totally disgraceful withdrawal after 8 years of brutal but futile fighting to shore up the Saigon regime
Han Liqun, Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Jul 13, 2022
The development and growth in the United States has gone awry. Political dynamics are in disarray. Contention is everywhere. Its strategic focus has drifted. In short, America’s approach is undermining its own long-term development prospects, and it’s not conducive to the shared and balanced development of the world.
Sun Chenghao, Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Jul 13, 2022
A significant step in the Biden administration’s effort to realign NATO is the attempt to link the Atlantic and Pacific strategies. The U.S. is doing this in part by amplifying the so-called China threat in the Asia-Pacific and exporting the NATO concept of alliances against big powers.