He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Feb 28, 2018
The US faces three difficult questions.
Ma Shikun, Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Feb 26, 2018
The US should cool it on China.
Yin Chengde, Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Nov 03, 2017
Trump attacked China incessantly on the campaign trail. Since he took office however, the US is closer to China than it ever was under Obama.
Sampson Oppedisano, Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Apr 18, 2017
Expected by many to be a showdown, a clash between the world’s two powerhouse economies, the long awaited meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, fell far short of that. While the meeting itself was lackluster in regards to the fierce clash many had expected, it did produce two somewhat substantial outcomes — or at least the beginnings.
Chen Yonglong, Director of Center of American Studies, China Foundation for International Studies
Apr 18, 2017
Difficulties for the U.S. are not opportunities for China. The road to make America great again leads to Beijing; and for China to be strong and prosperous, effective cooperation from the American side is also indispensable.
Brahma Chellaney, Professor, Center for Policy Research
Mar 31, 2017
Trump’s ascension to power was bad news for Beijing, especially because his “Make America Great Again” vision collides with Xi’s “Chinese dream” to make this the “Chinese century.” Yet China thus far has not only escaped any punitive American counteraction on trade and security matters, but also the expected Trump-Xi bonhomie at Mar-a-Lago could advertise that the more things change, the more they stay the same in U.S. foreign policy.
Wang Wenfeng, Professor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Mar 31, 2017
As an experienced businessman, Trump may not use words as thoughtfully as a typical politician, which sometimes is his strength rather than weakness. Words can be used as a tool in negotiations in different ways. The real question will be: How steadfast is his word when making deals?
George Koo, Retired International Business Consultant and Contributor to Asia Times
Feb 21, 2017
The Asia Society and the University of California, San Diego, under the co-chairmanship of Orville Schell and Susan Shirk, have published a task force report on “US Policy Toward China: Recommendations for a New Administration.” Roughly two years in the making, the point of this report in light of the timing — published in February 2017 — is to serve as a guide for the Trump administration.
Don M. Tow, President, New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia
Dec 20, 2016
Tow traces a history of U.S.-China foreign relations, beginning in the 1860s to today, focusing on a policy he calls “surround/isolate/weaken.” The reason that policy toward China of the past 65-plus-years hasn’t worked is because it is based on “might makes right”, and not based on understanding, fair play, and win-win solutions. Anson Burlingame recognized about 150 years ago that, in the long run, the best interests of the U.S. and the American people are best served by a China policy based on equality of nations.