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Xie Tao

Xie Tao

XIE Tao is professor of political science at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University (2007). His current research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations. He is the author of U.S.-China Relations: China Policy on Capitol Hill (Routledge 2009) and Living with the Dragon: How the American Public Views the Rise of China (with Benjamin I. Page, Columbia University Press, 2010). He has also published several articles in the Journal of Contemporary China, including “What Affects China’s National Image? A Cross-national Study of Public Opinion” (September 2013). He is a frequent guest at CCTV News, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, and China Radio International.

How Will President Trump Deal With China?
November 29, 2016
How Will President Trump Deal With China?
It's almost impossible to predict how Trump will approach the world's most important bilateral relationship.
How Will President Trump Deal With China?
A Chinese Perspective on the US Presidential Election
August 26, 2016
A Chinese Perspective on the US Presidential Election
The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders signal a seachange in American identity.
A Chinese Perspective on the US Presidential Election
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Taiwan?
June 07, 2016
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Taiwan?
Beijing must understand the roots of discontent in Taiwan if it wants to truly achieve unification.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Taiwan?
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
May 26, 2016
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
"China is also witnessing a new wave of anti-intellectualism that is unprecedented in its scope and intensity."
Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style
US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories
February 22, 2016
US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories about their rival's devious plans have alarmingly large followings in the U.S. and China.
US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories
Hong Kong: A City on the Edge
February 17, 2016
Hong Kong: A City on the Edge
What has gone wrong in the "Pearl of the Orient"?
Hong Kong: A City on the Edge
Understanding North Korea: Lessons From China's Nuclear Quest
February 16, 2016
Understanding North Korea: Lessons From China's Nuclear Quest
China's own nuclear history helps illuminate the motives behind North Korea's current behavior.
Understanding North Korea: Lessons From China's Nuclear Quest
Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?
December 16, 2015
Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?
When is a strategy not a strategy?
Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?
Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
October 10, 2015
Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
China's response to the U.S. pivot to Asia -- a "march west" -- faces serious hurdles.
Is This China’s Eurasian Century?
How to Manufacture a Honeymoon in US-China Relations
October 08, 2015
How to Manufacture a Honeymoon in US-China Relations
A state visit should be about honestly assessing the relationship, not creating the illusion of a honeymoon.
How to Manufacture a Honeymoon in US-China Relations
Planning for the Obama-Xi Summit
June 23, 2015
Planning for the Obama-Xi Summit
Planning for the Obama-Xi Summit
Can the Chinese Dream and the American Dream Coexist?
June 02, 2015
Can the Chinese Dream and the American Dream Coexist?
Can U.S. claims to global leadership exist alongside China's dream of national rejuvenation?
Can the Chinese Dream and the American Dream Coexist?
Is China Ready to Be a Global Power?
May 11, 2015
Is China Ready to Be a Global Power?
China has the tools of global power, but not the willingness to use them.
Is China Ready to Be a Global Power?
What Does It Mean to Be Chinese?
May 06, 2015
What Does It Mean to Be Chinese?
A racially based definition of "Chineseness" keeps China from becoming a truly globalized nation.
What Does It Mean to Be Chinese?
China's Soft Power Obsession
April 14, 2015
China's Soft Power Obsession
China needs to rethink its quest for soft power.
China's Soft Power Obsession
Why Do People Keep Predicting China's Collapse?
March 20, 2015
Why Do People Keep Predicting China's Collapse?
The Chinese party-state is certainly facing decay -- but so are most Western democracies.
Why Do People Keep Predicting China's Collapse?
China's Dream Doesn't Have to Be Japan's Nightmare
January 29, 2015
China's Dream Doesn't Have to Be Japan's Nightmare
Is China's upcoming military parade really aimed at intimidating Japan?
China's Dream Doesn't Have to Be Japan's Nightmare
North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
January 09, 2015
North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
If Xi Jinping is truly to start a new era of Chinese foreign policy, he has to normalize China-North Korea relations.
North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
China's Foreign Policy in 2014: A Year of 'Big Strokes'
December 27, 2014
China's Foreign Policy in 2014: A Year of 'Big Strokes'
A look at China's foreign policy moves in 2014, and what's in store for 2015.
China's Foreign Policy in 2014: A Year of 'Big Strokes'
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