Wang Jisi President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Jun 18 , 2020
There are many factors in play that work against a precipitous break in China-U.S. relations. The current fever of confrontation will break if the two countries adhere to a few bottom-line principles.
Qiu Yuanping Member of the Standing Committee, CPPCC National Committee
May 24 , 2020
The prospect of confrontation without dialogue between China and the United States is unthinkable, even dangerous — especially during a pandemic. But unless something is done soon, that’s where things are heading.
Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
May 14 , 2020
It was not one lone decision that allowed the coronavirus to spread around the world, and the tit-for-tat game the U.S. and China seem to be playing is doing nothing to improve our current situation. The time for cooperation is now.
Curtis S. Chin Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
May 14 , 2020
Past crises and the people who led the world in fighting them can offer us words of wisdom in solving the COVID-19 pandemic today.
An Gang Research Fellow, Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University
May 13 , 2020
With China-U.S. relations already on a downward trajectory, things are likely to get worse. The world is entering a period of heightened risk in the next six months.
Ma Xiaoye Board Member and Founding Director, Academy for World Watch
May 10 , 2020
China and the United States may find it difficult to get back to the level of relations they’ve had in the past, but they cannot get far on an irrational path.
Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University
May 08 , 2020
Leadership – the ability to help people frame and achieve their goals – is absolutely crucial during a crisis. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill demonstrated this in 1940, as did Nelson Mandela during South Africa’s transition from apartheid.
Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
May 05 , 2020
The short answer is probably not. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a state of mutual suspicion and open rivalry that is going to complicate the future. Beijing and Washington should speak more discreetly to one another to prevent an outbreak of hostility.
Mel Gurtov Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
May 04 , 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be another obstacle in the Trump-era US-China relationship, and throws into uncertainty, once again, whether the future will make the two competitors friend or foe.