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Xie Tao

Xie Tao

Xie Tao is professor and dean of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

XIE Tao is professor and dean of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University. His research interests include Congress, public opinion, and China-U.S. relations. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English.

He holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University (2007). 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.

Posts by Xie Tao
October 01, 2019

China at 70: The Growing Pains of a Rising Power

By Xie Tao
Seventy years after the founding of the People’s Republic, significant tasks still lay ahead for China.

November 23, 2018

Why a Democratic House Is Not Good News for China

By Xie Tao
Most midterm elections don't have a significant impact on U.S.-China relations. 2018 could be an exception.
August 22, 2018

How China Is Polarized by America

By Xie Tao
Chinese elites are sharply divided in their thinking on the trade war — and China-U.S. relations in general.

June 19, 2018

China-North Korea Relations After the Trump-Kim Summit

By Xie Tao
A historical perspective on what US-North Korea rapprochement means for China.

April 02, 2018

When America Stands up to China

By Xie Tao
Trump is acting in line with a growing consensus in Washington: it's time to get tough on China.

November 14, 2017

How Trump Became an Old Friend of the Chinese People

By Xie Tao
Putting Trump's visit in the context of broader U.S.-China relations.
August 25, 2017

Australia’s China Choice

By Xie Tao
Whither Australia and its relations with China?

April 11, 2017

China in Africa: What's the Real Story?

By Xie Tao
Perceptions of China's role on the continent depend on who's telling the stories.

March 17, 2017

Can China and India Warm Up to Each Other?

By Xie Tao
People-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two neighbors remain shockingly low.

March 14, 2017

How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?

By Xie Tao
Public opinion in Myanmar has turned increasingly negative toward China.

March 09, 2017

How Did China Lose South Korea?

By Xie Tao
How did China-South Korea relations fall so far so fast?
March 02, 2017

China and Vietnam: Thoughts From a Chinese Sojourner in Ho Chi Minh City

By Xie Tao
Different interpretations of history showcase hidden tensions in the China-Vietnam relationship.

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