Yu Yongding, Former President, China Society of World Economics
Dec 14, 2021
In 2018, Steve Bannon, then-US President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, argued that the United States needed to “decouple” from China. Since then, the term has become a fixture in discussions of Sino-American relations – to the point that some, such as former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, have warned that it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. How salient is that risk today?
James H. Nolt, Adjunct Professor at New York University
Jan 29, 2021
The Trump administration was riddled with strife, perhaps none more vociferous than his vendetta against China. Joe Biden is now left with a web of conflicts to untangle, but with common sense negotiations perhaps the ship will be righted sooner than expected.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jan 29, 2021
The United States is at a turning point. It can heal the wounds inflicted by Donald Trump on China-U.S. relations if it’s willing to reverse its containment strategy and return to civilized principles.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Mar 06, 2020
From Obama to Trump, US policy towards China has not been productive. The current administration should follow a “humble” foreign policy and regain credibility on the world stage.
Mar 12, 2019
The White House said on Monday it was “absurd” to suggest that President Donald Trump was an unreliable negotiator as China reportedly balks at a summit with President Xi Jinping over concerns Trump would walk away from a trade deal.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Mar 29, 2018
China needs to keep its composure and resist the impulse towards a strategic showdown with the United States.
Sun Chenghao, Assistant Research Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Mar 22, 2018
Tillerson’s replacement by Pompeo will see a more hawkish State Department, especially on China.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Mar 16, 2018
Cooper and Douglas presented four visions of U.S. strategy towards China: primacy, balance, concert and integration. President Trump’s persona, rhetoric and actions suggest that he will lean more towards primacy with an element of balance in dealing with China. Primacy and balance constitute viable strategies in dealing with an emerging rival, but over reliance on these two unnecessarily limits U.S. foreign policy maneuverability and poses serious danger.
Ben Reynolds, Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Mar 14, 2018
Regarding China, Pompeo is likely to offer more of the same mixed approach that has thus far characterized the Trump administration’s policy. On the one hand, Pompeo has endorsed the notion that China is an economic threat to the United States, and on the other hand, Pompeo has spoken positively of Xi Jinping, particularly with reference to China’s role in helping to place pressure on North Korea.
Zhang Wenzong, Associate Research Fellow, CICIR
Feb 12, 2018
It’s a huge challenge and a great responsibility for policy makers and strategists on both sides to continue their predecessors’ efforts and halt any deterioration in this most important and consequential relationship in the world today.