U.S.-China Relations

    • Podcast

    Will North Korea Take a “New Path” in 2020?

    As 2019 draws to a close, Haenle and Zhao sat down again to analyze developments involving North Korea, the United States, and China over the past year and discuss Kim Jong-un’s end of year deadline for the United States to change its approach to denuclearization negotiations.

    • Event

    Responding to China’s Rise: The United States

    • Paul Haenle, Daniel Russel, Chen Wenxin, Andy Rothman, Yang Wenjing
    • December 03, 2019
    • Beijing

    Though the United States and China are in the midst of negotiating a preliminary trade deal, the relationship continues to deteriorate as issues related to technology, security, and the two countries’ global roles remain unresolved.

    • Podcast

    Three Speeches in October

    In October 2019, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Delaware Senator Chris Coons, delivered speeches laying out their respective visions for the U.S.-China relationship. In this episode, Paul Haenle spoke with Robert Daly about American and Chinese reactions to the speeches.

    • Podcast

    Are China-Russia Relations Getting Too Close for Comfort?

    Discussion of U.S.-China-Russia relations often focuses on how American policy is driving Moscow and Beijing closer together. This analysis, however, ignores important factors limiting cooperation between China and Russia and preventing the two countries from forming an alliance.

    • Podcast

    Part 2: Is the U.S.-China Relationship in Free Fall?

    In Washington, there is no longer widespread support for engagement with China, while in Beijing, debates over the role of the state in the economy, driven by a fear of falling into the middle-income trap, are limiting progress in implementing economic reforms.

    • Podcast

    Part 1: Is the U.S.-China Relationship in Free Fall?

    President Trump’s use of tariffs has hardened Chinese views and limited Beijing’s ability to make concessions, even if they are in China’s self-interest, without appearing weak.

    • Podcast

    Why Can’t the U.S. and China Make a Trade Deal?

    In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Jia Qingguo, professor at and former dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, about the many factors hampering trade negotiations and the deeper structural issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

    • Podcast

    The Crisis Unfolding in Asia

    In this episode, Paul Haenle spoke with Evan Medeiros, former special assistant to the president and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, on escalating tensions between Japan and South Korea and the implications for the United States and China.

    • Event

    Missile Defense and U.S.-China Strategic Stability

    • Tong ZhaoLi Bin, Fan Jishe, Duan Zhanyuan, Zhang Hongyu
    • July 10, 2019
    • Room A, Fushun Ting, 7th Floor, Liaoning International Hotel

    Given the difficulty of achieving the complete denuclearization of North Korea in the near term, the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific have strong incentives to continue building their missile defense capabilities.

    • Podcast

    How Might a Democratic President Deal with China?

    The notion that Beijing has become a strategic rival does not ring true for many across the United States. However, policymakers in Washington are pushing a more confrontational approach to the bilateral relationship.

Carnegie Experts on
U.S.-China Relations

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    Chen Qi
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Chen Qi is an expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy. Chen runs the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy’s U.S.-China Track II dialogue.
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    Paul Haenle
    Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Paul Haenle holds the Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

About the Program

As one of the most consequential bilateral relationships in the world, it is increasingly important that the United States and China join together to solve key issues in the U.S.-China relationship, find ways to work together on the critical global challenges, and identify potential areas for strategic cooperation. To this end, the U.S.-China program serves as a platform for leading experts, policymakers and young leaders from both countries to engage in dialogue, exchange ideas, and identify constructive solutions to common global and regional challenges.

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