John Gong, Professor at University of International Business and Economics and China Forum Expert
Jan 21, 2022
Germany’s newly minted Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is laying shaky foundation with China by framing relations as a values-based competition with an “authoritarian regime.” She might want to take economic reality into account.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Jan 07, 2022
During the Cold War, Europe was America’s strategic priority. East Asia was largely a sideshow, even though the United States fought bloody wars in Korea and Vietnam, and also provided security for Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Jan 07, 2022
Americans like to think the United States won the Cold War and they nostalgically believe the same approach will work with China. It won’t. In fact, healthy China-U.S. relations depend on Washington’s moving away from the myth.
Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Jan 07, 2022
High-level dialogues in 2021 between China and the United State clarified their positions. Now it’s imperative that the two rivals avoid a new cold war by engaging in substantive working-level talks.
Su Jingxiang, Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations
Jan 03, 2022
Containment of China is a long-term U.S. strategy — one that continues to expand. Now guided by the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy, which was released in March 2021, a wide range of government departments are formulating anti-China policies. They are not going to stop.
Yan Xuetong, Distinguished Professor, Tsinghua University
Dec 28, 2021
Strategic competition between China and the United States should be characterized not as a new cold war but as an uneasy peace. Shooting is not likely to break out, but the two countries will remain in dread of each other in the coming decade.
He Weiwen, Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Dec 24, 2021
Despite a meeting of presidents and intensive talks at lower levels, the United States has not fundamentally altered its position. This needs to change. Next year should be characterized by reasonable, constructive efforts — followed by action — to ease the current tensions.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Dec 22, 2021
The recent Summit for Democracy organized by U.S. President Joe Biden, indicates a new long-term focus for the US-China rivalry. This can be destructive. Whether the two countries can coexist without catastrophe is at the top of the agenda.
Yang Wenjing, Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Dec 15, 2021
Playing to his domestic audience, the U.S. president must appear tough on human rights. But this has its limits. America’s half-baked Olympic boycott applies only to diplomats, not to athletes. To do more would risk domestic and international blowback.
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?