Wang Fan, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
Jun 30, 2021
A new cold war between China and the United States will not look like the one between the U.S. and Soviet Union. It will involve entirely new forms of competition. This is the direction the Biden administration is heading as it seeks to suppress China.
Zhang Monan, Deputy Director of Institute of American and European Studies, CCIEE
Jun 30, 2021
The general mood in the relationship is better than it was toward the end of the frenzied Trump term. But it’s too early to know if a true rebound has occurred. The Biden administration has signaled that it will go even further than Trump when it comes to China policy.
Christopher A. McNally, Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University
Jun 25, 2021
The U.S. position on China has become increasingly antagonistic in recent years, but U.S. pressure is more likely to deepen Chinese hostility than it is to create productive reform.
Fan Jishe, Professor, the Central Party School of Communist Party of China
Jun 24, 2021
Three major matters underpin the future of China-U.S. relations. First, there is no such thing as a destiny of doom as presented in the concept of the Thucydides trap. On the contrary, the future of the Sino-U.S. relationship is largely up to both countries to assess, determine and choose.
Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Jun 23, 2021
The United States and China are embroiled in a contest that might prove more enduring, more wide-ranging, and more intense than any other international competition in modern history, including the Cold War. In both countries, fears have grown that the contest might escalate into open conflict.
An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Jun 10, 2021
As the Biden administration heads into the second stage, clear steps are visible: Clear out the negative Trump legacy, tighten global strategy, coordinate with allies to curb China and prioritize climate change in China-U.S. cooperation. Some things differ from Trump; others are the same or expanded.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 10, 2021
China and the U.S. share misguided illusions of the other that remain unproductive and even dangerous. Both governments must strive to see each other clearly and cooperate in the face of increasing public hostility.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Jun 07, 2021
Using the buzzwords “compete, collaborate, confront” to express the U.S. approach to China is inadequate, as they fail to take nuances into account. In fact, the 3C framework has led to the Chinese view that Biden’s approach is too negative and has only added to the complexity of relations.
Yang Wenjing, Research Professor, Institute of American Studies, CICIR
May 28, 2021
It’s no easy task to expel the No. 2 economy in the world from the international arena. The U.S. president must start with the common denominator, which is that China is, in fact, influential around the world and other countries are loath to attack it. He must engage with China and let it sit at the table.
Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University
May 17, 2021
As U.S. President Joe Biden contemplates course corrections after his first months in office, one change seems especially worthy of consideration: a shift to a more pragmatic, less ideological foreign policy.