Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Jan 07, 2022
High-level dialogues in 2021 between China and the United State clarified their positions. Now it’s imperative that the two rivals avoid a new cold war by engaging in substantive working-level talks.
Yan Xuetong, Distinguished Professor, Tsinghua University
Dec 28, 2021
Strategic competition between China and the United States should be characterized not as a new cold war but as an uneasy peace. Shooting is not likely to break out, but the two countries will remain in dread of each other in the coming decade.
Sun Chenghao, Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Dec 14, 2021
President Joe Biden inherited his predecessor’s strategy of great power competition, but he has now changed its style and approach. No longer is it “America alone” but a new method making better use of its values, position in global governance and strategic alliances.
Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Dec 09, 2021
The future of Sino-American relations rests with maximising the yield of what can be changed, and minimising the relevance of what can’t be changed. The multitude of differences that the U.S. and China can’t resolve must be set aside to allow for genuine change to take place.
Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Dec 09, 2021
While the United States talks about the need to prevent conflict with China, it engages purposefully in sabotage — especially regarding Taiwan and the South China Sea. While nations can design mechanisms to deal with unforeseen events, no guardrail can prevent a deliberate act.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Dec 08, 2021
President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping finally talked, but now comes the hard work of resolving differences and managing others to maintain the world’s most important bilateral relationship.
Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Nov 30, 2021
Though Xi Jingping’s absence from Glasgow’s COP26 summit has been roundly criticized, the virtual one-on-one summit between Xi and Joe Biden may have produced more actions of consequence, at a fraction of the cost.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Nov 29, 2021
China and the United States should move forward without delay and show visible results as soon as possible in areas of agreement. Where they differ, they should adopt sound crisis management mechanisms and strive to find compromises that meet the demands of both sides.
Sun Zhe, Co-director, China Initiative, Columbia University; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of State Governance Studies, Beijing University
Nov 25, 2021
The virtual summit between presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden began on a friendly note. But one can predict that the relationship between China and the United States may not go so smoothly in the future. There are likely to be storms and difficult struggles.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Nov 24, 2021
While no major agreements were made during the latest summit between Presidents Xi and Biden, the meeting represented a refreshing commitment to high-level engagement between China and the United States.