Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia
Nov 10, 2014
The significance of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing consists not so much in what is on APEC’s agenda as in what transpires on the sidelines. Meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama; as well as Xi’s meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loom especially large.
Nov 07, 2014
President Obama will head to Beijing in the coming days to attend the annual APEC summit on November 10 and 11. But perhaps the more important event on his agen
Nov 07, 2014
When President Barack Obama visited Beijing five years ago, China had a weak leader, but a thriving economy. By contrast, President Obama, then viewed as a tran
Wu Jianmin, Former President, China Foreign Affairs University
Nov 06, 2014
During the upcoming APEC Summit in Beijing, President Xi Jinping and President Obama will touch upon a wide range of issues, global and bilateral. Here, Wu Jianmin lays out suggestions for what the two Presidents should cover.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 18, 2014
The US President Obama is scheduled to attend the annual APEC meeting and to visit China in early November. It gives the world an encouraging signal when Susan Rice said that Obama considers his visit as an important milestone in building important relations between China and the US, writes Wu Zurong.
Xie Feng, Director General, China's Foreign Affairs Ministry
Nov 05, 2013
As China and the United States still have several high-level meetings scheduled before the end of the year, Xie Feng explains why many analysts are hoping for more positive relations between the two countries.
Wang Dong, Associate Professor, Peking University
Oct 28, 2013
Over June 7–8, 2013, U.S. president Barack Obama hosted Chinese president Xi Jinping for a summit at Sunnylands, the serene Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California. The Xi-Obama summit, an informal, shirt-sleeve event that took place early on in the two leaders’ new administrations, was unprecedented in both its style and timing, and indeed was a rare occurrence in U.S.-China relations in the three decades since normalization. By shrugging off diplomatic formalities, the Xi-Obama summit demonstrated the maturity of the U.S.-China relationship.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Aug 15, 2013
Although the recent S&ED and SSD discussions and the Xi-Obama summit highlighted many points of agreement between the U.S. and China, the coming months will focus on some of the more difficult issues in the relationship such as military-to-military exchanges and trade disputes.
Li Zheng, Assistant Research Processor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Jun 24, 2013
As the United States seeks to engage China on cyber security issues at the upcoming Strategic and Economic Dialogue; the Obama administration should first outline its domestic cyber regulations.
Michael Justin Lee, Lecturer, University of Maryland
Jun 21, 2013
Income disparity in China is among one of the many issues that could have been addressed at Sunnylands. However, as Michael Justin Lee points out, symbolism overshadowed substance at the first meeting of Presidents Xi and Obama.