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.
The new U.S. administration should avoid fueling unrealistic expectations of a breakthrough and instead seek incremental progress on specific topics based on a set of guiding principles.
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.
The new administration should think carefully before moving forward with recent proposals about China and the U.S. role in Asia.
The likelihood of North Korean nuclear and missile tests over the next six months is fairly high if the Trump administration continues the Obama administration’s unsuccessful approach of “strategic patience.”
For its own security and global stability, China should play a positive leadership role and adhere to a cool-headed, prudent, and well-thought-out nuclear policy.
Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election is a “serious breach.”
A wise course of policy for the United States, China, and Taiwan would be to focus on what can be done to maintain the high quality status quo than challenge the fundamental values of each other.
As U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches, uncertainty looms over the future of U.S-China policy.
China should not be destabilized by President-elect Trump’s threats of an arms race. Instead, it needs to prioritize its own goal of increasing its retaliatory capability through weapon modernization.