The U.S.-China relationship is pivotal to the world order.
After early indications that U.S. President Trump might abandon the long-established “One China” policy, he reassured Chinese President Xi Jinping that he would honor the policy in his first communication with the Chinese leader since his inauguration.
U.S. President Trump has indicated that he will increase pressure on China to help tackle the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, but further pressure could lead to erratic and dangerous responses from North Korea.
China’s leaders will focus on maintaining stable relations with the United States in 2017, particularly in the run-up to the 19th Party Congress.
As U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches, uncertainty looms over the future of U.S-China policy.
China has found itself in the unique position as a global leader in the fight against climate change, but internal regulations to combat coal usage are facing resistance from local governments.
Trump’s electoral victory adds greater uncertainty and potentially more contention to U.S.-China trade relations.
China is divided over how a Trump presidency will impact U.S.-China relations. While scholars are optimistic that the United States will turn inward, economists worry about the potential trade implications.
The next U.S. administration will face a number of top foreign policy priorities, including the threat posed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a more assertive Russia, and developments in North Korea’s nuclear program.
As the United States shapes its Asia policies, it should strive to deepen cooperation with China to promote stability in the region.