Su Jingxiang, Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations
Jul 24, 2019
Recent behavior by the US suggests it is not as intent on reaching a “fair deal” so much as it is buying time. Even if a short term agreement is reached, it is increasingly clear that this trade dispute is a prelude to a longer struggle between a multipolar and unipolar world order.
Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva
Jul 24, 2019
Though Osaka provided a signal of some hope for future China-US negotiations, reality indicates that negotiators have several thorny issues to confront before reaching the light at the end of the tunnel: normalized trade relations.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jul 22, 2019
President Trump and President Jinping’s Osaka meeting marks a chance to reboot China-US relations. The two leaders would be wise to capitalize on new and promising opportunities for cooperation over competition.
An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Jul 19, 2019
The open letter signed by US experts and scholars gives a voice to some of the cooler heads in China-US relations. But closer reading indicates that a serious and powerful challenge to Trump’s fundamental China strategy is still lacking in the US.
Chen Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Jul 17, 2019
Though their G20 Osaka summit meeting made headlines for its positive signals, President Xi and President Trump still must address three key areas for policy coordination: mitigating the global impact of financial innovation, balancing their scientific and technological cooperation with their respective national security concerns, and addressing the trend towards weaponizing trade and international finance.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Jul 05, 2019
Many observers believe the US has already begun a new cold war via comprehensive containment of China. But in recent decades, US elites have debated back and forth on the positive or negative implications of Chinese power. Today’s tensions are serious, but not unprecedented.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Economist and University Professor, Columbia
Jul 04, 2019
The US-China trade truce is welcome news, but far from a resolution. To overcome the various uncertainties and structural challenges within the US-China relationship, we should turn this truce to a longer-term effort to restore trust, normal economic relations, and a strengthening of multilateralism.
Shi Yinhong, Professor, Renmin University
Jul 03, 2019
The stark present of Sino-US distrust is a far cry from the nostalgic past of China-US cooperation since the Nixon era. Nonetheless, China’s deepening domestic reforms and revised strategic outlook bode well for the future — but will the US get the message?