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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
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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.
November 29, 2016

How Will President Trump Deal With China?

By Xie Tao
It's almost impossible to predict how Trump will approach the world's most important bilateral relationship.

August 26, 2016

A Chinese Perspective on the US Presidential Election

By Xie Tao
The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders signal a seachange in American identity.

June 07, 2016

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Taiwan?

By Xie Tao
Beijing must understand the roots of discontent in Taiwan if it wants to truly achieve unification.

May 26, 2016

Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style

By Xie Tao
"China is also witnessing a new wave of anti-intellectualism that is unprecedented in its scope and intensity."
February 22, 2016

US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories

By Xie Tao
Conspiracy theories about their rival's devious plans have alarmingly large followings in the U.S. and China.

February 17, 2016

Hong Kong: A City on the Edge

By Xie Tao
What has gone wrong in the "Pearl of the Orient"?
February 16, 2016

Understanding North Korea: Lessons From China's Nuclear Quest

By Xie Tao
China's own nuclear history helps illuminate the motives behind North Korea's current behavior.

December 16, 2015

Is China's 'Belt and Road' a Strategy?

By Xie Tao
When is a strategy not a strategy?

October 10, 2015

Is This China’s Eurasian Century?

By Xie Tao
China's response to the U.S. pivot to Asia -- a "march west" -- faces serious hurdles.

October 08, 2015

How to Manufacture a Honeymoon in US-China Relations

By Xie Tao
A state visit should be about honestly assessing the relationship, not creating the illusion of a honeymoon.
June 23, 2015

Planning for the Obama-Xi Summit

By Xie Tao

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