Xu Hongcai Deputy Director, Economic Policy Commission
Jun 24 , 2019
The benefits of Sino-US trade—new jobs, more efficient division of labor, an engine for the world economy—have seemingly been forgotten. But all is not lost. If China and the US can reconnect, new opportunities beckon: in infrastructure, energy, tech, climate change, and beyond.
Wang Fan Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
Jun 21 , 2019
In recent years, China has shown restraint and cooperation in working with America. But US leaders must realize that China’s history of resisting external pressure means it will never abandon its development path to please another country.
Zhang Jun Dean, School of Economics, Fudan University
Jun 10 , 2019
Just when a trade agreement between the United States and China appeared to be in sight, negotiators found themselves back at square one. The immediate reason for the disruption was China’s insistence on a substantially rewritten draft agreement, which, according to US President Donald Trump’s administration, reneges on previously agreed terms. But the root cause of China’s changes to the draft – the reason behind its reluctance to meet US demands – lies in a fundamental miscalculation by the Trump administration.
He Wenping Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
Jun 06 , 2019
Considering the Sino-US trade war to be a mere quibble over tariffs and deficits misses the big picture: the clash of these two economic titans threatens not only bilateral relations, but also global prosperity and even the peaceful world order that has prevailed since World War II.
An Gang Research Fellow, Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University
Jun 04 , 2019
As America’s China policy turns from engagement to competition, Beijing must face facts: Trump or no Trump, the US has reached bipartisan consensus on containing China. How should Beijing respond? Where will the current confrontation lead? In crafting a new strategy towards the US, China must consider the ultimate goal of its rise, and how America fits into the big picture.
Li Yan Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Jun 03 , 2019
Trade and economic ties were long the ballast in China-US ties — despite political disputes, the business community was in favor of warmer relations. Now the ballast threatens to turn into a stumbling block, as trade may be the sticking point preventing both nations from returning to a friendly stance, while exacerbating their superpower competition.
He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
May 31 , 2019
Trump’s idiosyncratic “art of the deal” apparently means putting extreme pressure on your negotiating partner to force them to surrender — but the US approach is based on faulty Trumpian economic assumptions and a misread of China’s growth history, and will only backfire.
May 27 , 2019
China would like to make a deal, U.S. president says in Japan. Tariffs on Chinese goods could go up ‘very easily,’ he says
Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
May 24 , 2019
Why was the Chinese government unwilling to accept Trump’s last minute demands during trade talks? Look to history: 2019 marks the centenary of the anti-imperialist May 4th movement. China can hardly be accepted to surrender to a 21st-century “unequal treaty”—if the US government understood this aspect of Chinese culture better, negotiations would proceed more smoothly.
Wei Jianguo Former Vice Minister, China's Ministry of Commerce
May 24 , 2019
The trade war has not gone as U.S. policymakers expected—China has not given up easily. This overconfidence came from an inflated view of America’s market boom, which is merely a short-term “sugar high” produced by Republican tax cuts. A more serious misjudgment was underestimating China’s economic strength and national resolve.