Ben Reynolds, Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Nov 01, 2019
The viewpoints of Washington and Beijing on technology and technology transfers are fundamentally opposed, and unless China hawks in the Trump administration accept this, the chances of a real deal will be low.
Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Nov 01, 2019
The trust deficit between China and the U.S. is resulting in irrational policies and harm to both countries’ economies. A range of mechanisms to enhance dialogue and coordination have been set up over the past 40 years. Relaunching and revitalizing these mechanisms will be essential to establishing a new, mutually beneficial model for China-U.S. co-existence.
Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University
Oct 31, 2019
Dealmakers always know when to cut their losses. And so it is with the self-proclaimed greatest dealmaker of them all: US President Donald Trump. Having promised a Grand Deal with China, the 13th round of bilateral trade negotiations ended on October 11 with barely a whimper, yielding a watered-down partial agreement: the “phase one” accord.
Su Jingxiang, Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations
Oct 30, 2019
Many economists say that a major global financial crisis before the 2020 presidential election is possible. If the decision helps back away from the cliff, it may well help Trump’s chances for re-election.
Zhong Wei, Professor, Beijing Normal University
Oct 21, 2019
Chinese and U.S. economies are highly complementary, and cooperation between them has an important bearing on the efficacy of global governance and the sustainability of global economic growth. Yet the ongoing trade war continues to do harm to both economies and to erode trust between the two nations.
John Gong, Professor at University of International Business and Economics and China Forum Expert
Oct 16, 2019
With the United States talking about an incremental approach, the dispute could drag on indefinitely. But both sides have incentive to call it quits — preferably sooner than later.
Giulio Pugliese, King’s College London, War Studies
Oct 10, 2019
The United States-China trade war will make us all poorer and exacerbate the risks of war.
James H. Nolt, Adjunct Professor at New York University
Sep 30, 2019
If prospects for a China-U.S. trade deal seem elusive, it’s because the core concepts of the two sides are so different.
Zhao Minghao, Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
Sep 30, 2019
In a fluid negotiating environment where some issues cannot be solved through a trade deal, an interim agreement may be best for both sides. Washington should consider the idea carefully.
Jeremie Waterman, President, China Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sep 26, 2019
There are significant and worrisome cracks forming in the commercial relationship between the US and China; neither party should have to resort to large-scale actions like tariffs in order to remedy their trade disputes.