Joseph S. Nye, Professor, Harvard University
Sep 08, 2023
The first debate between the Republican Party’s candidates for next year’s US presidential election revealed major schisms over foreign policy. While former US Vice President Mike Pence and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley defended America’s support for Ukraine in Russia’s war of aggression, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy expressed skepticism. Former President Donald Trump – the unquestioned front-runner – skipped the event, but he, too, has objected to US involvement in that conflict.
Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong
Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
Sep 08, 2023
US President Joe Biden’s recent executive order restricting American investments in Chinese semiconductors, microelectronics, quantum information technology, and artificial intelligence marks another escalation in the Sino-American tech war. In the context of the two superpowers’ intensifying geopolitical rivalry, the chances that this conflict will be resolved anytime soon are virtually zero, to the detriment of the global economy.
Ma Xue, Associate Fellow, Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Sep 08, 2023
America is working to advance its trade ties with China while at the same time escalating export controls and pressure to manage the great power rivalry. The recent visit by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo reinforces the point.
James K. Galbraith, Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Aug 25, 2023
Three recent articles in The New York Times have signaled a “new” narrative about China. Only weeks ago, China was America’s fearsome “peer competitor” on the world stage. But now, we are told, it is a wounded dragon. Once a threat by dint of its inexorable rise, now it poses a threat because it is in decline.
Zhang Monan, Deputy Director of Institute of American and European Studies, CCIEE
Aug 22, 2023
New investment restrictions from the Biden administration will serve to stimulate China’s research and development efforts. In the long run, the measures could also weaken the United States’ dominant position in the global high-tech industry by stimulating substitution in the industrial chain.
Han Liqun, Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 22, 2023
An executive order issued recently by U.S. President Joe Biden to restrict outbound investment will have many unintended negative consequences. Other countries will need a healthy dose of vigilance regarding America’s duality and changeability, as the U.S. moral position is undermined.
Brian Wong, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, HKU and Rhodes Scholar
Aug 18, 2023
There is a persistence of “grand narratives” in the Sino-American relationship, including a moralistic struggle between 'Good and Evil,' oversimplified views of governance, and the homogenization of China and the U.S. It’s imperative we have more nuanced engagement and a departure from simplistic narratives to foster better understanding and cooperation.
Wang Honggang, Deputy Directorof Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 13, 2023
Major country competition has become the main theme of international politics, and relations between China and the United States have moved to a new track. America’s new China strategy features the dual tactic of competition plus competition management. It is bound to complicate matters globally.
- As Relations Worsen with Washington and Its Allies, Beijing Should Reconsider Counterproductive Policies
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Aug 07, 2023
Washington has recently made attempts to repair its relationship with Beijing, but with limited success. As the 2024 U.S. presidential campaign approaches, Chinese officials should seek to calm ties involving the U.S. and other Western states.
Vasilis Trigkas, Visiting Assistant Professor, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
Jul 26, 2023
Excessive Sino-American rivalry could be averted if strategists from the U.S. and China make rational assessments about the other side’s capabilities and limits - and can restrain themselves from pouncing on misperceived weaknesses.