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.
U.S. and Chinese leaders need to build a closer cooperation to together face the mounting tensions in the Korean peninsula, including North Korea’s missile tests and the removal of Park Geun-hye.
A recent departure from past anti-China rhetoric and Trump’s renewed commitment to regional alliances suggest the potential for a constructive U.S.-China relationship moving forward.
China and Russia are aligned on issues such as global governance and internet sovereignty, making it highly unlikely that U.S.-Russia relations will strengthen more than China-Russia relations over the coming years.