Tom Watkins, President and CEO of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, FL
Dec 23, 2019
China and the U.S. relationship, while strained, remains the most important bilateral relationship in the world today. The 2020 election will surely revolve around it.
Li Yong, Deputy Chair, China Association of International Trade
Aug 12, 2019
With the most recent decision by the current American administration to levy tariffs on China despite reaching an agreement with China underway, Li Yong analyzes the reasons behind and the result of these unilaterally-broken deals. He argues that, in light of the upcoming American Presidential election, the tariffs are not only harmful to Americans, but are also being used for Trump’s personal gain.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Nov 21, 2017
Chinese Americans are a largely untapped, the Center for American Progress estimates that in less than one generation, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters will constitute fully one-tenth of the electorate. That proportion will be large enough to sway elections.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Nov 07, 2016
China has experienced significant cultural and economic developments since the late 1990’s. Because of China’s growing dominance on the international stage and changing internal politics, the significance of Chinese public opinion is becoming more significant in policy decisions. American policymakers, too, should pay attention to Chinese public opinion. The dynamic worldview of Chinese opinion is illustrated through these statistics, which Washington can use in developing its policy toward Beijing. The U.S.-China relationship obviously matters for the two nations, and also affects the rest of the world.
Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Nov 21, 2016
The U.S. has long used dialogue to prod China to act in a manner supportive of global norms and institutions. In 2005, then Undersecretary of State Robert Zoellick gave a speech where he called on China to start acting as a responsible stakeholder of the global governance regime. Some eleven years later, the lectured became the lecturer. Rather than the U.S. lecturing China, China is calling on the U.S. to act responsibly in relation to global trade and climate norms.
Curtis S. Chin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Nov 07, 2016
Today, from American voters in an ugly U.S. election season to the rhetoric of newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, we are hearing widespread anger against the governing structures of our time, against inequality and elitism. This sense of disempowerment is real and understandable. But is globalization really the root of this? Our challenge, as individuals in this era of discontent, is to ensure that we can still come together to move forward and improve the lives of all.
Hugh Stephens, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Nov 18, 2016
With the election of Donald Trump to the White House, the Obama Administration has finally accepted the inevitable and has announced that it will cease efforts to push the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) forward in the waning days of the Lame Duck session. Over the long term, Washington will need to re-assert its trade presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The supply chains are too interwoven and interdependent for the U.S. to go at it alone, despite the isolationist rhetoric emanating from the U.S. election.
Teng Jianqun, Director of the Department of U.S. Studies, China Institute of International Studies
Nov 17, 2016
Traditional hands-off posture toward foreign entanglements could well be the hallmark of the incoming administration, as it pursues the new president’s call to put “America first”. It remains to be seen whether that is a formula for isolation or trade wars in the modern era.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Nov 16, 2016
A president-elect’s promises and actual policies are always two different things. “Putting America first”, Trump’s chief consideration, means that a quick expansion of the U.S. role in international affairs doesn’t look likely in the near future. But remarkable shrinkage in U.S. diplomatic and military activities in the world will not happen very soon either.
Chen Jimin, Guest Researcher, Center for Peace and Development Studies, China Association for International Friendly Contact
Nov 16, 2016
Compared with diplomatic issues, the new administration is facing more challenges in domestic affairs, which is also more critical for Trump’s re-election four years from now. For a Trump administration, with the edge of the Republican-controlled Congress, it is urgent to promote domestic policies and reforms. The alliance system, therefore, is not among the top priorities or issues, and its institutional nature insulates it from the whims of a single individual.