Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Apr 11 , 2017
Despite preliminary pessimism, the Trump-Xi Summit showed greater trade pragmatism than initially expected, even though it was overshadowed by a raw display of U.S. military power.
Li Bin Professor, Tsinghua University
Yang Xiao Research Fellow, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Apr 10 , 2017
On March 31, U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders to review the reasons why United States has trade deficits with some of its trading partners. The U.S.-China trade deficit is certainly an important topic of the review.
Fan Gaoyue Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Apr 05 , 2017
At a press conference on March 30, Chinese spokesperson Lu Kang announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit U.S. President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida from April 6-7.
Vasilis Trigkas Onassis Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University
Apr 03 , 2017
Could Trump like Richard Nixon “echo like thunder” by unilaterally announcing a high tariff regime to balance U.S. trade deficit and break the WTO system? While some of Trump’s advisors would wave their heads affirmatively, the institutional and commercial leverage of the U.S today is much inferior from Nixon’s America that bended Europeans to follow her unilateral demands.
Susan Ariel Aaronson Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Kimberly Ann Elliott Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
Mar 22 , 2017
In a February 24th speech, U.S. President Trump made his strategy for trade policy clear. The U.S. will negotiate bilateral, rather than regional or multilateral agreements, and favor U.S. producers rather than market forces. Trump’s approach to trade policy means radical change for the world’s longtime leader of efforts to reduce global trade barriers with trade agreements.
Xu Hongcai Deputy Chief Economist, China Center for Int'l Economic Exchanges
Mar 20 , 2017
Both economies have too much to lose by putting up trade barriers, thanks to their intricately connected markets. China and the US should build common understanding through communication at various levels and find more points of converging interests so as to avoid risks and strengthen cooperation.
He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization
Mar 06 , 2017
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, no linkages have been found between the changes in US trade deficits and exchange rates. Chinese exports have grown when global market conditions improve, even in years when the RMB was strong against the dollar.
Harry Krejsa Research Associate, Center for a New American Security
Mar 01 , 2017
President Trump, in clinging to this narrative, promises to fight a war long past with weapons that are likely to hurt his allies as much as his supposed enemy. Hardly a vision of America being made great again.
Patrick Mendis Associate-in-Research, Harvard University
Feb 16 , 2017
Apart from various niches of the political and academic intelligentsia, America’s relationship with China is one that continues to be largely and mutually beneficial but misunderstood, and one that is generally swept under the carpet in favor of America’s Euro-centric view of the world.
Lawrence Lau Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xikang Chen Professor at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yanyan Xiong Associate Professor of Economics, China Southeast University
Feb 22 , 2017
A more nuanced approach that includes additional perspectives shows that the true U.S. deficit may be as low as US$132.7 billion.