October 16, 2021
Beijing’s Balancing Act on China-US Relations
By Brian Wong
Chinese leaders must balance the current push for strategic de-escalation with the hyper-nationalism at play among average Chinese.
October 07, 2021
China-US Meeting in Zurich Paves the Way for a Biden-Xi Virtual Summit
By Shannon Tiezzi
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's meeting with Yang Jiechi, China's top foreign policy official, was noticeably milder than their first talks.
October 04, 2021
What Does Meng Wanzhou’s Release Mean for China-US Relations?
By Dingding Chen
In the short run, the relationship might become warmer, but the long-term technology competition is going to be tough.
October 01, 2021
China, US Hold Military Talks Amid Strained Ties
By Associated Press
The two-day video conference marked the first known direct high-level contact between Chinese and U.S. defense officials under the Biden administration.
September 28, 2021
AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific: Geopolitics, Technology, and Deterrence
By Ankit Panda
What does the new U.S.-UK-Australia trilateral cooperative partnership entail?
September 25, 2021
Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US
By Eric Tucker and Jim Mustian
The deferred prosecution agreement paves the way for Meng Wanzhou to be released in a case that has roiled China’s relationships with both Canada and the U.S.
September 23, 2021
China’s Xi, Like Biden Hours Earlier, Turns to Calm Language in UN Remarks
By Ted Anthony
In a pre-recorded speech, Xi reiterated China’s commitment to “dialogue and cooperation” and refrained from criticizing the U.S. by name.
September 16, 2021
19 Months Into the Pandemic, China Is Still Shutting Out US Students
By Ethan McAndrews, Anthony Edwards, and Hannah Sorenson
Beijing’s lack of foreign student reciprocity poses a major threat to the long-term future of the China-U.S. relationship.
September 11, 2021
Easing China-US Tensions: Lessons From Nixon’s 1972 Trip
By Max Plithides
Modern thinkers widely misunderstand the contemporaneous significance of Nixon’s 1972 trip to China. That significance provides a blueprint for thawing the current tensions.
September 11, 2021
Biden Calls Xi as China-US Relationship Grows More Fraught
By Aamer Madhani and Joe McDonald
Biden initiated the call with Xi, the second between the two leaders since Biden took office, after lower-level exchanges proved unproductive.
August 31, 2021
Fentanyl in America: A Barometer of the China-US Relationship
By Bonnie Girard
China has numerous potential avenues for cracking down on illegal drug production and export. What it lacks is the political will to do so.
August 04, 2021
The Biden Administration’s China Sanctions Dilemma
By Jin Kai
Washington keeps adding new sanctions on China, despite a distinct lack of results.