In spite of China’s high growth rates, the country still faces a number of economic challenges, from trade tensions with the West to reducing income inequality domestically.
As China's global influence continues to grow, the country must work to strengthen its relations with its neighbors and balance its economy in a way that promotes domestic growth without increasing international tensions.
The U.S. midterm elections have the potential to change the face of U.S. domestic and foreign policy and to affect U.S.-China relations.
Whether dealing with climate change, international economics, or global and regional politics, China faces the challenge of balancing its obligations as a “responsible stakeholder” in international affairs with its own identity as a developing country and its connections with the rest of the developing world.
China’s evolving foreign policy continue to dominate discussions of Sino-U.S. relations. Yet there has been little in-depth analysis of Chinese public opinion and its impact on China’s foreign policy.