Tao Wenzhao, Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow, CASS Institute of American Studies
Jun 26, 2019
Amid trade war and perceived China-US disagreement, silver linings are often ignored. But outside of Washington and Beijing, Sino-US cooperation is thriving at the local and private level, while China’s commitment to reform provides a stable foundation for the bilateral relationship.
Cui Liru, Former President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jun 21, 2019
The trade war is only the latest twist in a tangled China-US relationship. For the two sides to find common ground, the US must accept China’s rise to superpower status on an equal footing, and China should acknowledge the post-World War II order that the US built.
Tom Watkins, Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Jun 13, 2019
Whining about China and starting a unilateral trade war is not a winning strategy. If China stumbles, the world will tumble.
Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
Jun 12, 2019
Trump’s belligerent style in waging the trade war overlooks China’s history of stiff resistance against stronger foes. The US-China relationship is the world’s most important, and if we don’t get it right, the chances of a violent outcome increase significantly.
Zhang Jun, Dean, School of Economics, Fudan University
Jun 10, 2019
Just when a trade agreement between the United States and China appeared to be in sight, negotiators found themselves back at square one. The immediate reason for the disruption was China’s insistence on a substantially rewritten draft agreement, which, according to US President Donald Trump’s administration, reneges on previously agreed terms. But the root cause of China’s changes to the draft – the reason behind its reluctance to meet US demands – lies in a fundamental miscalculation by the Trump administration.
An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Jun 04, 2019
As America’s China policy turns from engagement to competition, Beijing must face facts: Trump or no Trump, the US has reached bipartisan consensus on containing China. How should Beijing respond? Where will the current confrontation lead? In crafting a new strategy towards the US, China must consider the ultimate goal of its rise, and how America fits into the big picture.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Jun 03, 2019
Trade and economic ties were long the ballast in China-US ties — despite political disputes, the business community was in favor of warmer relations. Now the ballast threatens to turn into a stumbling block, as trade may be the sticking point preventing both nations from returning to a friendly stance, while exacerbating their superpower competition.
He Weiwen, Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
May 31, 2019
Trump’s idiosyncratic “art of the deal” apparently means putting extreme pressure on your negotiating partner to force them to surrender — but the US approach is based on faulty Trumpian economic assumptions and a misread of China’s growth history, and will only backfire.
Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University
May 29, 2019
“When governments permit counterfeiting or copying of American products, it is stealing our future, and it is no longer free trade.” So said US President Ronald Reagan, commenting on Japan after the Plaza Accord was concluded in September 1985. Today resembles, in many respects, a remake of this 1980s movie, but with a reality-television star replacing a Hollywood film star in the presidential leading role – and with a new villain in place of Japan.
He Wenping, Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
May 28, 2019
A senior U.S. State Department official’s inflammatory comments about a “Clash of Civilizations” reignited debate about how to view history and differing cultures. The Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue, hosted in Beijing this May, offered a more level-headed and equitable path to understand civilizational differences.