Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Jun 02, 2022
Antony Blinken may have coined the term “asymmetric decoupling” in his recent speech on the Biden administration’s China policy. The formerly abstract term seems to be the perfect way to describe China’s goal of becoming independent from the West while increasing the West’s dependence on China, a strategy that dates back to Emperor Qianlong’s time.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation
Feb 26, 2022
With the Winter Olympics bringing the world’s eyes to China, it seems that the stage is set for a major year of confrontation between rising China and the U.S., competing with rival benefit packages to draw third-parties away from their opponent.
Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Jan 07, 2022
China attaches great importance to Middle Eastern countries, with their range of ethnic and religious backgrounds, but its policies are based on right and wrong. It will not sacrifice its long-held principles and values.
Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Sep 03, 2021
China’s new Ambassador Qin Gang has arrived in Washington, DC, tasked with chipping away at the frosty relationship between America and his home country.
An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Apr 08, 2021
The deterioration of China-U.S. relations has not ended, and a turnaround is unlikely. Given the intense frictions of recent years, both countries have built up a fixed mindset about diplomatic strategy that has been incorporated in their domestic politics. Superb diplomatic skills will be needed to avert confrontation.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Dec 04, 2020
China-U.S. relations will likely remain strained under incoming President Joe Biden though the style and some of the substance will change. While defending U.S. security partners in Asia and seeking change in many PRC economic policies, the new team seems interested in exploring opportunities for cooperating on public health, nonproliferation, and especially climate change, under John Kerry, the first U.S. special presidential envoy for climate.
Xiao Bin, Deputy Secretary-general, Center for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies, Chinese Association of Social Sciences
Jun 24, 2020
China’s rivalry with the United States unavoidably spills over into surrounding regions. There can be little doubt, therefore, that stabilizing the regional order must be China’s top priority. Its diplomacy should be focused at the regional level.
Tao Wenzhao, Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow, CASS Institute of American Studies
Jan 16, 2020
Negativity about China-U.S. relations are only part of a bigger picture. Widespread as they are, the downbeat commentaries do not capture the whole picture. Many factors need to be taken into account to make an accurate analysis.
Wang Honggang, Deputy Director, CICIR
Dec 12, 2019
China’s idea for a new model of international relations is about more than economics. It envisions global solidarity in the context of multipolar politics.
He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Aug 14, 2019
Drawing upon the past 70 years of Chinese global engagement, Vice-Minister He shines light on how multilateralism has benefited the Chinese nation as well as how China has played an important role — and can continue to play such a role — in the success of this ideology across the world. With the chaos brought by the new US regime and the rise of global populism, He emphasizes the need for China as an emerging power to support and help maintain multilateralism domestically and internationally.