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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:06:06 -0400
The Trump team’s early forays into Asia couldn’t have gone better. In early February, Defense Secretary James Mattis received high praise for his trip to Tokyo and Seoul, reassuring nervous allies that the Trump administration would continue decades of American leadership in Asia. A week later, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe braved a visit to the White House and was rewarded with President Donald Trump reaffirming the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:33:50 -0400
The United States and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital warfare.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:06:21 -0400
According to Ambassador Robert Blackwill, previous U.S. strategies of "engaging and hedging" with respect to China have failed. Will the Trump administration develop the right grand strategy to deal with China and protect U.S. vital interests?
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:05:07 -0500
By far the biggest winner if NAFTA ends will be China, writes Shannon O’Neil. As for the losers, “are thousands of small and medium-sized American businesses, which are more likely to export to Mexico than anywhere else in the world.”
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:27:19 -0500
From a White House largely defined by caprice, there’s been a consistent message that it’s time to get tough on China: to push back in the South China Sea, to challenge China’s unfair trade and investment practices, and to demand more from Beijing on North Korea.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:48 -0500
A surge in deaths in China from a virulent form of influenza has set off a scramble among health officials to find infected bird stocks, while experts have yet to produce a viable vaccine, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:58:08 -0500
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes two experts on national security, Charles A. Kupchan and Ely Ratner, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:08:10 -0500
Benn Steil and Emma Smith show how China mirrors the U.S. “exorbitant privilege” from minting the world’s primary reserve currency. While the United States is deeply indebted to the rest of the world, it still earns far more abroad than it pays out. China, in contrast, has become the world’s largest creditor while paying foreigners far more than it receives. Steil and Smith argue that China is making itself vulnerable to financial crisis by massively subsidizing its geostrategic objectives.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:05:11 -0500
Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:51:11 -0500
After the Trump administration's early missteps on the South China Sea conflict, Jennifer Harris has three recommendations on how Washington can head off a crisis with Beijing.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:23:26 -0500
As U.S.-China tensions intensify and as the North Korean threat grows, the importance of the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) as a pivot state in East Asia and as a valuable ally for the United States has become clearer than ever.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:12:49 -0500
Yanzhong Huang argues that the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa highlighted the role of China in addressing public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC).
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:14:57 -0500
In this article Elizabeth Economy analyzes Xi Jinping’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos and argues that the form of globalization promoted by China is not consistent with how the concept has previously been understood.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:49:30 -0500
CFR hosted a workshop to discuss environmental health linkages in China, the Chinese government’s capability to respond to associated health crises, and international experience for coping with similar challenges.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:53:41 -0500
In this interview with Maurits Elen of The Diplomat, Robert Rubin shares his vision on Sino-American relations in the new Trump era.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:37:57 -0500
When the Chinese Foreign Ministry expresses “serious concern” about things Donald Trump has said about Taiwan—and a party-controlled newspaper calls him “as ignorant as a child”—it’s clear that Beijing is alarmed. Yet after spending last week in China, I came away struck by the overall complacency of Chinese attitudes toward the president-elect, writes Stephen Sestanovich.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:23:36 -0500
In this episode of The President's Inbox, CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Elizabeth Economy examine President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities on China.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:06:25 -0400
In Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, Council on Foreign Relations Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden explains why the political consensus in support of trade liberalization has collapsed, and how to correct the course. The United States has contributed more than any other nation to writing the rules that created the competitive global economy of today, helping support stronger growth in much of the world. Yet successive U.S. administrations have done far too little to help Americans succeed under those rules, says Alden.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:13:08 -0400
When transition planning gets underway in earnest this fall, one of the hardest memos to write will be the outbrief from the current National Security Council (NSC) team on what to do about China’s ongoing campaign of cyber espionage targeting the intellectual property of U.S. companies. While long a focus of both the president’s cyber and China teams, there is little chance that in the coming months the issue is going to be brought to any type of resolution. Instead, the next president will inherit a partially implemented plan that has produced positive results in the short term, but its long-term sustainability remains uncertain. He or she would be wise to follow the playbook left by the Obama administration, with a redoubled focus on the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:58:35 -0400
If President Xi Jinping hopes to extend his leadership beyond two terms, he must prevent the Communist Party from selecting a successor in the coming months, says expert Minxin Pei.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:08:31 -0400
Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:48 -0400
With the Philippine president ditching Washington for Beijing, the contest to control the South China Sea just got a lot more complicated.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:24:29 -0400
In this op-ed Jerry Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen argue that both governments would benefit if China ceased a new policy of having Taiwanese criminals from third countries deported to China instead of Taiwan.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:56:26 -0400
China-South Korea tensions rose with the announcement of the U.S.-South Korea alliance decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea and South Korean protests against illegal Chinese fishing. Exclusive economic zones (EEZs) remain another point of China-South Korea tension. Although China and South Korea seek to advance trade within various frameworks, such efforts only highlight a widening gap between the economic and political aspects of their relationship. Current security priorities require effective approaches to both immediate differences over THAAD and EEZs and longer-term preferences over how to effectively promote lasting stability on the Korean Peninsula, write Snyder and See Won Byun, PhD candidate in political science at the George Washington University.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:52:50 -0400
Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies, overviews President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima in May and his last visit to Asia that reemphasized the regional priorities of his “pivot” to Asia. She, together with Charles McClean of University of California, San Diego, also examine the shared challenges the United States and Japan face such as domestic politics of each country, the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, North Korean fifth nuclear test, and continued maritime tensions in Asia even after the ruling of The Hague came out.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:01:38 -0400
The Task Force recommends revising U.S. policy toward North Korea to break the cycle of North Korean provocation and promote stability in Northeast Asia.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:14:22 -0400
North Korea’s accelerating nuclear and missile programs, including its recent nuclear test, pose a grave and expanding threat to security, stability and peace in Asia and the rest of the world. This threat affects close U.S. allies — South Korea and Japan — and U.S. personnel and facilities in the region. In the coming months and years, it will create increasing danger for the United States.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:44:05 -0400
Despite all the military bluster regarding China’s encroachment in the South and East China seas, this is an economic contest, not a military one.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:17:26 -0400
Ventures in Seattle — and Laos, and Malaysia — are all part of a new soft-power push.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:49:16 -0400
Adam analyzes the motivations of Chinese hackers and potential incidents that might lead to an increase in hacking by Chinese state actors.