- Not Entirely a Surprise, but a Welcome One Nonetheless – On the Partial Dethawing to U.S.-China Relations
Brian Wong, DPhil in Politics candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford
Oct 26, 2021
Escalating conflicts are not a winning proposition for the U.S. and China, and signs from recent interactions between the two may indicate that leaders on both sides want to steer the relationship toward a more stable scenario.
Dong Chunling, Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR
Oct 21, 2021
The importance of China-U.S. relations goes far beyond the two countries. Their relationship influences no only their own people but also sets an example for others. They need to step up to the task.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 13, 2021
Progress should not be in perception alone but should translate to real action. There is reason for optimism after three rounds of discussion — in Anchorage, Tianjin and Zurich — yet it appears the Biden administration is not yet ready to fundamentally change Donald Trump’s anti-China policy.
Sun Chenghao, Non-resident Research Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Oct 13, 2021
Dialogue is always better than confrontation. The Zurich talks may lead to a virtual presidential meeting and more frequent strategic discussion between the two countries to gradually change the negative narrative of competition. A solid foundation must be built one step at a time, and each opportunity seized.
David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University
Oct 12, 2021
Recent high-level talks in Switzerland between China and the United States have laid a basis for continuing dialogue, leading to a joint agreement for Presidents Biden and Xi Jinping to hold a virtual summit before the year’s end.
Cui Lei, Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Jan 28, 2021
Historically, following a crisis, dialogues at the highest levels between China and the United States are put on hold indefinitely. At present, neither nation seems to be in a hurry for such a meeting. Here are some of the reasons.