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On US-China Relations
  • Oct 30 , 2019

    1979 was the year not only in which China began its open-up and reform program, but also in which China and the US officially re-established diplomatic relations through the meeting of Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping. Mr Tung explains why the coming-together of the U.S. and China was so significant for the two nations, including the U.S. winning the Cold War, and China beginning to open its market to US businesses. Through his analysis of this period, he shows how collaborative U.S.-China relations are healthy for the international community as a whole.

  • Oct 30 , 2019

    In the first part of this series, Mr Tung discusses his experience of living in the U.S. for 9 years and how it inspired his life-long commitment to improving China-U.S. relations. With his deep understanding of both Chinese and American culture and lifestyle, Mr Tung explains what he sees as the root of the current disputes between the U.S. and China, as well as what can be done to resolve existing tensions.

  • Oct 30 , 2019

    In part three of this interview, Mr Tung highlights the most notable moments of cooperation in the 40 years of the US-China relationship, from George W. Bush and Hu Jintao's collaboration over rebuilding the world economy after 2008, to Barack Obama and Xi Jinping's cooperation on renewable energy initiatives. He then explores how the two countries can continue on this path of collaboration to build a more sustainable future together.

  • Oct 30 , 2019

    In part four of this interview, Mr Tung responds to the notion that China's market is not open to international businesses, and addresses the myth that the U.S. experiences mass job loss due to jobs being relocated to China. James and Mr Tung conclude by discussing the opportunities and benefits that exist for both countries vis-a-vis stronger U.S.-China economic cooperation.

  • Oct 30 , 2019

    Mr Tung puts forward that worries in the U.S. that China is leveraging American intellectual property is unwarranted, for China has improved and continues to improve itself, both technologically and in terms of its legal system. In consideration of the rapid advancements China has made since its reform and opening-up in 1979, Mr Tung explains the current state of IPR and why it should no longer obstruct peaceful U.S.-China collaboration.

  • Oct 30 , 2019

    In the final part of this interview, Mr Tung explains why he sees global peace as being attainable, and how the international community can achieve it through successful and collaborative U.S.-China relations. He emphasizes how the upcoming generation of leaders must be prepared to fight for, and work towards a more peaceful global community.

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