U.S.-China Relations

    • Podcast

    The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Engagement and Decoupling

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. Fifth and final: Yao Yang.

    • Q&A

    U.S.-China Relations At the Forty-Year Mark

    January 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Four Carnegie scholars—two American and two Chinese—assess the relationship today.

    • Podcast

    New Summit, Old Issues: Trump-Kim Round 2

    Kim’s threat to take a “new path” if the U.S. does not lift sanctions does not mean a return to nuclear and missile tests. Instead, Pyongyang will likely strengthen ties with Beijing, departing from its focus on balancing relations between the United States and China.

    • Podcast

    Graham Allison on Avoiding the Thucydides Trap

    How can the United States and China peacefully manage their growing bilateral competition? In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University, about the Thucydides Trap and its relevance to the U.S.-China relationship.

    • Podcast

    China’s Shift to a More Assertive Foreign Policy

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. Fourth up: Shi Yinhong.

    • Quick Take

    What Deal Did Trump and Xi Strike at the G20?

    The U.S. and Chinese presidents talked about trade and tariffs when they met in Buenos Aires. What is the view from China?

    • Podcast

    Devising a New Formula for Global Leadership

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. Third up: Yan Xuetong.

    • Op-Ed

    Tempering Expectations Ahead of the G20

    In the midst of increasingly competitive and near-confrontational relations, it is important to remain clear-eyed about the difficulties that the United States and China face going forward.

    • Podcast

    Sources of Competition in U.S.-China Relations

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. Second up: Wang Jisi.

    • Podcast

    Managing a Fragile Transition in U.S.-China Relations

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle is interviewing five of the most respected Chinese international affairs scholars to discuss this important inflection point in U.S.-China relations. First up: Cui Liru.

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
    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian 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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