Zhao Qizheng, Dean of the School of Journalism, Renmin University
Jul 14, 2020
A desire for all-around containment of China by the United States — pushed by hawkish political elements — is a major error that only boxes the two countries into the so-called Thucydides trap. Conflict will have no winners.
Hua Xin, PhD, CASS Graduate School
Jul 09, 2020
How the United States decides to tilt the delicately balanced scales will determine whether relations with China will heal or erode further. Both countries stand to gain from cooperation, and both will lose by confrontation. We need to remove the painful barbs with patience.
Joseph S. Nye, Professor, Harvard University
Jul 06, 2020
While the US and China have entered a new phase in their relationship, it is misleading to call it a new cold war. Both sides should find the requisite “bottoms” and “safety nets” that establish a framework that best suits the US-China cooperative rivalry.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 06, 2020
Against the backdrop of a trade war and a global pandemic, the U.S. and China cannot afford war. It is in the best interest of both nations, and America’s allies, for the two to meet to better understand each other’s interests and priorities.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation
Jul 02, 2020
While the Pompeo-Yang summit was a welcome respite in an otherwise escalating great power conflict, the summit seems little more than a chance for each side to probe the other’s redlines on the myriad of issues on which they disagree.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Jun 24, 2020
The future of China-U.S. relations depends on efforts from both sides. But China needs to do more to communicate that it does not see America in decline, nor does it want a new Cold War.
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, President and CEO of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, FL
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.