The hacking of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2015 was a key development in U.S.-China cyber relations that woke the United States up to the full potential of cyber attacks.
A positive relationship between the United States and China is crucial for promoting global growth and development, but it is increasingly fraught by disagreements over what a fair economic relationship looks like.
North Korea’s most recent nuclear test calls into question a more active cooperation between China and the United States to increase long-term regional stability. Despite agreeing on the goal of denuclearization on the peninsula, both countries have been unable to reach a real consensus.
Despite having success working together on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran nuclear dear, U.S.-China relations remain hindered by systematic mistrust and misunderstanding.
China’s growing naval power is challenging the status quo in the Asia-Pacific and the system of American alliances and bases around its periphery.
Trump’s election was received with apprehension by European nations. Notably, his propensity to change views will complicate transatlantic relations and could impact China’s role in the region.
The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have seen unexpected foreign policy reversals and some surprising areas of consistency with previous administrations.
While European nations viewed Trump’s victory as a setback for liberalism, nations in the Asia-Pacific took a more pragmatic approach that focused on bracing for greater unpredictability.
Following the Xi-Trump summit at Mar-a-Lago, experts say President Trump and the new U.S. administration are growing into their roles and becoming more pragmatic, paving the way for a more stable U.S.-China relationship.
In their first summit, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump will need to set a positive tone and create a foundation for future bilateral relations.