Mutual perceptions between the U.S. and China are notoriously varied and changeable. Recently it seems that they have drawn considerable attention of both sides of the Pacific, in part because many tend to the negative. This is worrisome because general perceptions can and often do have a powerful impact on official policy.
The next decade is likely to be the decisive period determining the future course of U.S.-China relations. Unless China and the United States can find ways to block the current drift toward strategic rivalry, tensions will rise.
Deputy Director Douglas Spelman Participates in Discussion on the VOA (Chinese) Program "Pro and Con"
Did China's abstention on the UN Libya resolution represent a fundamental shift away from China's traditional position of opposing interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation? Watch Deputy Director, Douglas Spelman discuss this issue here!
The trial of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese Communist Party official and former member of the ruling Politburo, is attracting the world’s attention with its tales of corruption, sex, murder and political intrigue. But while such details are riveting, they divert attention from the real meaning of the case, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang in The New York Times.
Director J. Stapleton Roy Participates in a Brookings Institution Panel Discussion on the "Evolution of China's Governance"
Director J. Stapleton Roy explains how recent decades of China's economic growth has spurred positive change in its government. An article adapted from Roy's presentation appeared in The Globalist, Friday, June 03, 2011 and can be accessed here!
The dialogue, which took place October 19, 2011, assessed the current state of U.S.-China relations and was held at the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, D.C.
Is the United States Prepared to see International Institutions Adapted to Reflect China’s Influence?
KICUS Director, J. Stapleton Roy Discusses China’s increasing influence in international institutions and the idea of international structural change.
Kissinger Institute program assistant Sandy Pho is a guest contributor on the Program on America and the Global Economy's blog, America and the Global Economy. Read the full article here!
Top leaders in both China and the US are concerned about the growing strategic rivalry between the two countries. They are conscious of the historical examples, where the clash of interests between rising powers and established powers has precipitated bloody conflicts. They have endorsed the concept of trying to create a new model of major power relations between China and the US that can prevent history from repeating itself. Whether this will be possible remains to be seen