Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Apr 15, 2021
U.S. core national interests are defined by the new administration as safeguarding American strength, promoting power sharing to U.S. advantage and upholding a stable and open international system.
Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Mar 26, 2021
Large gaps between ambassador appointments can cause significant challenges for the next diplomat. As the next U.S. ambassador sent to Beijing is determined, they should look to past successes like James Lilley to understand how to engage with China.
Tao Wenzhao, Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow, CASS Institute of American Studies
Mar 25, 2021
China-U.S. relations will not continue down the path of the Trump regime, nor will they return to the ways of Obama. Instead, the relationship will enter a long-term phase of competitive co-existence characterized by mutual dependence, where common interests will present opportunities for collaboration.
Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Mar 11, 2021
Confrontation can come from lack of understanding and a difference of emphasis. At bottom, the Chinese want to set up principles before trying to resolve specific problems, while the Americans are eager to address specifics before improving the relationship.
David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University
Feb 18, 2021
While some anticipated a “reset” of U.S.-China relations with the new Biden administration, this does not seem to be the case. Early signs reveal considerable continuity with the previous Trump administration, although some changes in tactics can be anticipated.
Su Liuqiang, Research Fellow, SIIS
Jan 16, 2021
What drove the U.S.-China rapprochement was a common desire to counter the strategic expansionism of the Soviet Union. And the Taiwan issue has since remained a constant irritant in the Sino-American relationship.
Ye Yu, Associate Research Fellow, SIIS
Jan 16, 2021
Despite intensifying acrimony, in the face of the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression, the two governments shelved differences, pursued cooperation, and led an international collective effort to stabilize the global financial system.
Chen Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Jan 16, 2021
On the threshold of a new world order and a new China-U.S. reality, if we have not seen a clear path ahead for the bilateral ties, we might turn to history for some guide.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jun 27, 2020
There are many reasons to conclude that the downturn in relations between China and the United States is a temporary phenomenon.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Jun 24, 2020
The future of China-U.S. relations depends on efforts from both sides. But China needs to do more to communicate that it does not see America in decline, nor does it want a new Cold War.