Li Zheng, Assistant Research Processor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
May 16, 2019
A racially charged speech by a senior US State Department official has revived the controversial “Clash of Civilizations” thesis. But despite the Trump administration’s provocative re-definition of China as a strategic competitor, the long-term benefits of Sino-US cooperation will show this “clash” to be a false narrative.
Ding Yifan, China Forum Expert and Deputy Director of China Development Research Center
May 15, 2019
The ongoing US-China trade war and increased tariffs have raised the prospect of a long-term “decoupling” of the world’s two largest economies. But who would this breakup hurt most? A look at US and Chinese industries shows that the burden for such a harsh strategy would fall disproportionately on American firms and consumers, while failing to stop China’s economic rise.
Alicia Garcia Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
Kohei Iwahara, an economist based in Tokyo
May 14, 2019
The outcome of the US-China trade war is anticipated to be quite different from the experience of Japan in the 1980s and 1990s, due to China’s relatively lower dependence on the US and having learned from Japan’s experience.
Ann Lee, Former visiting professor at Peking University
May 03, 2019
Over the past two years, American foreign-policy elites have increasingly cast China not only as a competitor to the United States, but as an enemy on a par with the Soviet Union. Although anti-Chinese rhetoric in the US is not new, President Donald Trump’s administration has greatly sharpened and amplified it. This is despite the deep economic ties between the two countries, a multitude of scientific and educational collaborations, and China’s consistent policy of non-intervention in US affairs.
Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University
May 03, 2019
In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, America’s Republicans and Democrats are now on the same page on one key issue: Blaming China for all that ails the United States. China bashing has never had broader appeal.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Apr 30, 2019
American policymakers have grown disappointed with forty years of engaging with China and integrating it into the global system. The US should put aside wishful thinking and accept a new, strong China as an equal partner, and aim for improved mutual understanding through greater communication and exchange — rather than vainly hoping to transform China.
Zhang Tuosheng, Academic Committee Member at Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University
Apr 30, 2019
China-US relations have deteriorated from “coopetition” into hostility. If China and the US can find a way back to a constructive path, they both stand to benefit from a “G2” world — and shortsighted attempts by America to maintain a “G1” world of US supremacy will only harm both countries’ global standing.
An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Apr 29, 2019
Henry Kissinger has diagnosed a “new paradigm” in China-US relations. While the good old days of cooperation may be over, both powers have a chance to put aside their worst impulses — American paranoia prompted by its decline, and Chinese chauvinism brought about by its rise — steering away from cold war confrontation, instead forging a new path forward.
Tian Feilong, Associate Professor, the Law School of Beihang University
Apr 24, 2019
Driven by anxiety over the success of China’s growth model, the US under Trump has sought to apply “maximum pressure” through its trade war. However, an eventual bargain will serve to cement China’s leadership role not only in economics, but also global governance.
Peng Nian, Director of Research Centre for Asian Studies, China
Apr 24, 2019
Under Trump the US has abandoned its former strategy of engagement with China, instead adopting a hardline stance. But his “trade war” has not borne fruit, while a recent thaw in negotiations shows the possibilities for renewed Sino-US cooperation.