Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Apr 17, 2013
In his just ended trip to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his desire to work with Beijing to dampen regional tensions. Clearly, the United States considers China’s treatment of North Korea and Iran an important test of China’s rise.
Tom Watkins, Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Apr 17, 2013
How China and the U.S. relationship benefits from the provocative behavior from North Korea remains to be seen. Yet in a meeting between John Kerry and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, an agreement was reached on finding a peaceful way to ensure a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
Fan Jishe, Professor, the Central Party School of Communist Party of China
Apr 16, 2013
The close consultation on the Korean issue in Secretary Kerry's first trip was important, writes Fan Jishe, but far from enough. To establish a strategically stable bilateral relationship, Secretary Kerry still has a long way to go, and his mission is not accomplished, yet.
Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Apr 13, 2013
Whether Secretary Kerry will clarify America’s position on the “pivot to Asia” is unclear, writes Dean Cheng. Kerry’s first visit to Asia could have provided much-needed clarification on this vital issue; instead, it likely only further muddies the waters.
Shen Dingli, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Apr 10, 2013
As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to head to Beijing for high-level bilateral discussions, Shen Dingli outlines the top strategic priorities for China and the US. While the visit is expected to address major security issues, could Kerry’s pragmatism be misinterpreted for greater cooperation?
Ely Ratner, Research Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Mar 23, 2013
With the departure of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, the future of the United States' "pivot" to Asia has been called into question. While initial perceptions of Secretary Kerry’s priorities led some to worry that a policy shift might ensue, Dr. Ely Ratner argues that the Obama Administration remains deeply committed to the Asia rebalancing.
Wang Yusheng, Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Mar 08, 2013
Replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, John Kerry has large shoes to fill. While Kerry’s confirmation offers hope to many that US-China relations will improve over the next four years, many wonder whether the seasoned foreign affairs expert will assert a more positive relationship or simply follow the Obama administration’s lead.
Wu Sike, Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Feb 27, 2013
China is fully aware that a peaceful and stable Middle East is in the interest of the people in the region as well as the interest of the international community. This understanding is the starting point on which China bases its treatment of the Middle East issues.
Wang Wenfeng, Professor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jan 29, 2013
While President Obama’s new Cabinet has the potential to improve US-China relations, an examination of Hillary Clinton’s role in shaping the United States' China policy suggests Obama holds all the cards.
Donald Gross, Senior Associate, Pacific Forum of CSIS
Jan 11, 2013
President Barack Obama’s cabinet shakeup could be a step toward improving Sino-US relations with his appointment of Senator John Kerry and former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of state and secretary of defense respectively.