About the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Mission of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute is to Ensure that Informed Engagement Remains the Cornerstone of U.S.-China Relations.

Dr. Henry Kissinger believes that a strong relationship between China and the United States is vital to geopolitical security. Both American and Chinese leaders seek his expertise because his advice is:

  • Informed by study of the history and values that shape Chinese and American policy;
  • Direct in addressing challenges in the relationship; and
  • Balanced in treating both nations in a critical, respectful manner.

A comprehensive approach to U.S.-China policy must be based not only on American interests, but on an understanding of the cultural foundations of Chinese strategy as well. The Kissinger Institute is uniquely positioned to gather and present that perspective by working with Chinese institutions and through the type of policy-relevant research that is the hallmark of the Wilson Center. 

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The Latest from the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The National Idea in Russia and China:
Русский Мир? 中国特色?

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July 23, 2015 // 11:00am12:30pm
Challenges in U.S. relations with great powers such as China and Russia derive not only from divergent national interests, but from distinct conceptions of nationhood, sovereignty, and modernity. Americans must therefore consider not only what the United States would like Russia and China to do, but how Chinese and Russians see themselves, one another, and the wider world, including the United States. more
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Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

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July 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms. more

Cleaner and Greener Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Sector

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July 30, 2015 // 9:30am11:30am
Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy. more

U.S.-China Relations in Trans-Atlantic Context

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July 22, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
U.S.-China-EU relations are of growing importance, but the trans-Atlantic implications of U.S.-China relations are not as well understood as the Japanese, Russian, or Southeast Asian contexts. The Wilson Center is pleased to partner with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in hosting this discussion of U.S.-Chinese-EU relations. more

Congressional Testimony: U.S.-China Educational Relations and Academic Freedom

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Jul 01, 2015
Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly testified on Capitol Hill at a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on academic freedom in China. Is academic freedom threatened by China’s influence on American universities? According to Daly, the history of U.S.-China educational relations suggests that we should first ask whether China has such influence at all. more

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