Dong Chunling, Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR
Oct 21, 2021
The importance of China-U.S. relations goes far beyond the two countries. Their relationship influences no only their own people but also sets an example for others. They need to step up to the task.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 13, 2021
Progress should not be in perception alone but should translate to real action. There is reason for optimism after three rounds of discussion — in Anchorage, Tianjin and Zurich — yet it appears the Biden administration is not yet ready to fundamentally change Donald Trump’s anti-China policy.
Sun Chenghao, Non-resident Research Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Oct 13, 2021
Dialogue is always better than confrontation. The Zurich talks may lead to a virtual presidential meeting and more frequent strategic discussion between the two countries to gradually change the negative narrative of competition. A solid foundation must be built one step at a time, and each opportunity seized.
Sun Zhe, Co-director, China Initiative, Columbia University; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of State Governance Studies, Beijing University.
Oct 11, 2021
One positive outcome is that the two presidents, Xi Jinping and Joe Biden, will hold a videoconference before the end of the year. But there have been a number of other good signs elsewhere as well. Bilateral ties have not continued deteriorating but are showing signs of a gradual thaw.
David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University
Aug 04, 2021
Recent events in Sino-American relations indicate that China may no longer be willing to work with the United States on managing contentious issues or buffering the rivalry between the two powers. Beijing’s recent interactions with American officials indicate a new uncompromising and “maximalist” approach, based on the belief that America is in terminal decline and its need to compromise or show deference is over.
Nie Wenjuan, Deputy Director of Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University
Aug 03, 2021
They won’t resolve the significant issue of how China and the U.S. should go forward. But at least the talks established a strategic consensus on managing competition. More talks are likely — even amid quarrels.
Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Aug 03, 2021
U.S. Deputy of State Wendy Sherman recently talked with Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng and Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi on her visit to China. As relations remain contentious, it’s important that both China and the U.S. keep communication channels plural, open, and as bilaterally reciprocated as possible.
Yang Wenjing, Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 03, 2021
U.S. official’s visit to Tianjin illustrates that America’s intent to deal with China from a “position of strength” will not work. Attempts to force China to change while threatening its core interests will be ineffective in this moment of high competition.
Tom Watkins, Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Apr 29, 2021
After a 40 plus year run, the U.S.-China relationship has come to the proverbial fork in the road. Which way will America go?
An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Apr 08, 2021
The deterioration of China-U.S. relations has not ended, and a turnaround is unlikely. Given the intense frictions of recent years, both countries have built up a fixed mindset about diplomatic strategy that has been incorporated in their domestic politics. Superb diplomatic skills will be needed to avert confrontation.