In this period of transition, voices are urgently asking what might become of the China-US relationship once Biden takes office. Will the world's two largest economies recover their ties? Reset them in certain spheres? Will the West further intensify its aggressive anti-China campaign?
China and the US, working together, should become bulwarks of peace and engines of prosperity, which would benefit all humanity.
"If you look at the relationship between China and the US, I have called it a cooperative rivalry in which you have to pay attention both to the cooperation and to the rivalry." -- Joseph Nye
A Biden administration will certainly not be “soft” on China, but instead “smart” in combating Chinese initiatives that it opposes, competing successfully, and at the same time cooperating to preserve a world we can live in.
Washington's interest in Africa is mostly driven by a great power competition, which doesn't encourage confidence on the African side.
The US might go from a Cold War rhetoric to a “cold peace” approach that could leave room for a business-like relationship, allowing the two countries to sit down for negotiations.
If we had a more balanced public discussion in Australia, most people would be quite pragmatic, recognizing the legitimacy of China's rise and the benefits for Australia.
The US has repeatedly played its cards on the Taiwan question. This has significantly irritated the Chinese mainland. Will Washington shift its Taiwan policy from strategic ambiguity into strategic clarity? Will military clashes break out between China and the US because of the Taiwan question?
The world is changing with the downward spiral of China-US relations. Wild questions are being thrown around. Should China be blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic? Is there an increasing trend of innovation within Chinese companies? How might this affect other major technological powers?
Both the US and China have to invest in their partnerships with other countries in order to grow their influence. And the superpower with the best networks in the region, whether economic, diplomatic, or defense-based, will come up on top.
The UN reform should also reflect fairness. It should be reached based on consensus, and reform plans should be supported by all member states.
If the world's most important bilateral relationship is going to work, the US will have to meet China halfway. That means showing a level of courtesy, legitimacy, and respect that is due to a great power
The African Union on July 29 highly commended China for its continued support and assistance to Africa's capacity for disease control and prevention. In the eyes of African observers and people, what does cooperation with China look like? Does such collaboration actually lead to a "dept trap?"
There are so many false and unsubstantiated accusations and lies on the part of the West regarding the recent introduction of the national security legislation for Hong Kong.
The UK has taken a back-and-forth attitude toward China. It has followed the US's campaign against China. Why has Britain changed its course in such a short time? What should be a wise choice for the UK when pressured by the US to pick sides?
The COVID-19 is posing challenges for public health and economics worldwide. At this time, however, cooperation between China and Africa has not been disrupted. Is there anything new in China-Africa collaboration to fight the pandemic this time? How is continued cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative going?
How is BRI's development in Zambia now? Why are US politicians constantly badmouthing Chinese investment in Africa? What are the differences between assistance from China and assistance from the US in the continent? Ngalande shared his views with the Global Times in a written interview.
The so-called “hawks” take a narrow view of China. They are more driven by fear of China than by confidence in our ability to realize the opportunities that China and Australia could achieve.
Britain's days of "handling" affairs in Hong Kong are over. Our ignominious extortion of China to obtain it was illegitimate from the beginning.
It is difficult to anticipate the future course of the US-China geopolitical contest because the US has not worked out a comprehensive and thoughtful long-term strategy for managing China.
"Sino-American relations are clearly the worst they have been" since former US president Richard Nixon reached out to top Chinese leaders in the early 1970s, said Charles W. Freeman Jr., a former senior US diplomat who has witnessed the establishment and development of China-US diplomatic relations. He believes there are limits on how far the so-called China-US decoupling can go. However, the current bilateral antagonism will take decades to repair.
The year 2020 is regarded as a critical year for China-EU relations. How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect Europe's overall position on China? How can China and the EU work together to help the world overcome the challenge?
Stephen S. Roach, a faculty member at Yale University and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, describes new shifts in the China-US relationship amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He wrote, "After 48 years of painstaking progress, a major rupture of the US-China relationship is at hand. This is a tragic outcome for both sides - and for the world." How should both countries manage the economic and geopolitical risks of a full rupture?
“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth,” this is how George Koo, a member of the leadership organization of Chinese Americans in the US, Committee of 100, describes US propaganda on COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic, a black swan event that is exerting devastating effects on people's health, social order, economy and even state-to-state relations, continue to rage on, voices calling for China-US cooperation are rising worldwide. How will the pandemic reshape China-US relations? Can China and the US stop the blame game and join hands in tackling the common threat? David Firestein (Firestein), president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations shared his insights with Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui.
China's leaders, and its people, were aware of the real and potential damages of viral epidemics and could take quick measures to control it without much controversy.
There is no way either of our countries can deal with transnational challenges like pandemics or climate change acting alone.
We need also to take seriously the many other threats in the world: wars, extreme nationalism, climate crisis, destruction of biodiversity, extreme poverty, massive inequality of income, and a billion people in the world living in extreme deprivation.
Global Times reporter talked to Graham Allison, professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?.
The coronavirus is posing an increasingly tough challenge to the entire world. What can China's successful experience offer? What role does it play in the global anti-virus fight? What's behind some Western politicians' slandering of China's efforts? Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, chairman of The Kuhn Foundation and recipient of the China Reform Friendship Medal (2018), shared his insights on these issues and more with Global Times (GT) reporter Yan Yunming.
The West is supposed to have an advantage in information openness and transparency. Why hasn't it taken preemptive measures to stop the virus from spreading rapidly even after they witnessed how the epidemic broke out in East Asia? What lessons can they learn from China? Would Western countries duplicate China's virus-control measures?
The speed at which the virus has been identified is a testament to the changes in public health and the growth of scientific expertise in China since SARS and the strong global coordination through the World Health Organization (WHO). The rapid dissemination of the virus' genetic sequence by Chinese authorities enabled scientists around the world to initiate research into potential vaccines and treatments. All of this is to be commended.
I think the great lesson is going to be that disease knows no barriers. There are no borders. It can and does go anywhere, everywhere. The initial reaction was to say this is a Chinese disease, which is absolute nonsense.
I'm also amazed to see how Chinese people cooperated patiently with the government. It's not an easy time. Nobody can deny that something like a virus is a big challenge for any country.
How does he analyze the current US policy toward China? Is there any possibility that the two countries will decouple? Ezra Feivel Vogel (Vogel) shared his insights in an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) special reporter Wen Yan.
Relations between China and the US have clearly gone downhill in the past few years. What are the root causes of deteriorating ties? Can the US overcome its stereotyped views about China's rise and its political system? Are the world's two biggest powers doomed to be enemies? Kishore Mahbubani shared his insights.
I don't think a new cold war is coming. I think there are a lot of things about the Cold War that are very different from the situation between the US and China today. Frankly, the current atmosphere and environment of globalization are two situations different from the Cold War period.
Unilateralism is on a global upsurge. As the United Nations (UN) embodies international society's pursuit of multilateralism, what solution can it provide to deal with unilateralism? How can China and the UN cooperate to maintain multilateralism worldwide?
China does not present an existential threat to the US like Hitler did or like Stalin did.
I think that demonstrations in Hong Kong have got completely out of hand and violent. I think in many respects they can be described as nihilistic. The destruction of public property has a very bad effect on Hong Kong's economy and the viability and harmony of Hong Kong society.
Are China-UK relations still in a golden era? How will Brexit affect UK's policy toward China?
As trade tensions between China and the US escalate and an increasing number of analysts tend to believe that no silver lining can be seen in years to come, Stephen Orlins, president of National Committee on US-China Relations, noted he is still optimistic about the bilateral relationship in the long run.
How far is China away from realizing its rejuvenation? How hard will the process be? How will China's development influence the world in the future? Global Times (GT) reporter Li Qingqing interviewed Professor Danilo Türk (Türk), former president of the Republic of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012 and a senior visiting fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, on these issues
Against the backdrop of US flip-flop during trade war consultations with China and intensifying Beijing-Washington rivalry, where China-US relations are heading and how they will affect the world have aroused concerns from scholars from both sides, including Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
Over 100 American experts on Asia, including former government officials and scholars, signed an open letter - "Making China a US enemy is counterproductive" - to oppose the China approach of the administration of President Donald Trump.
Where are China-US relations headed amid profound changes in the international landscape? How will intensifying bilateral competition influence the international order?
Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, Iranian Ambassador to China, shared his views over concerns about the Iran-US relationship, including chances of a war breaking out between the two, Tehran's perspective about the future of the Iran nuclear deal and what Europe can do as a mediator.
The causes of the current US-China discord are deeper and more structural than just competition over tariffs and technology. It's rooted in the transitional forces in world order.
Carla P. Freeman (Freeman), daughter of former US diplomat Chas Freeman Jr. and a well-known China hand, first set foot on Chinese soil when the reform and opening-up was unfolding.
After the bipolar world is formed, the strategic competition between China and the US will last long, at least 20 years. The Washington will have an edge over Beijing for 10 years. Within 10 years, it's not possible for China to attain equal status with the US. In other words, by 2023, China will be a super power but junior to the US. With no unexpected crisis to the US, it will be at least 20 years before China can achieve equal status with the US in terms of comprehensive national strength.
I am hoping that a trade agreement could be a starting point. It will be a significant step forward, better than what we have now. But it's not enough to hold China and the US together. I think they need something more tangible, more specific in terms of international affairs, something that is more strategic.
China-US relations have been at a crossroads. With China on the rise facing an established power, the US, are the two destined to be rivals in a confrontational relationship? How does one understand the tensions in bilateral relations and prevent ties from sliding further?
The first China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue was held in Beijing on March 19. What's the significance of this dialogue? What are the new developments of China Pakistan Economic Corridor? H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan answered these questions in an exclusive interview with the Global Times Tuesday.
The reefs problem may stay. It may never be resolved or become the source of conflicts, but in the meantime, we will find a way to go around the reefs issue and cooperate for our mutual benefit.
What is US leaders' attitude toward the historical lessons of clashes between rising and established powers? Will the US learn to accept China getting strong eventually?
There's also a tendency with this government to be obsessively deferential to Washington and I do worry that with Washington now moving to a very aggressive, hostile, confrontational stance with China, there will be pressure on the Australian government to follow suit. I think that pressure should be resisted.
In early October, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered a China-bashing speech at the Hudson Institute. Observers say his speech may be indicating a looming new Cold War. How does Pence's speech bear on US policy on China?
For decades, the entire global news agenda was set by a handful of news outlets from a couple of countries, and a limited range of voices from the same countries, which did not reflect the world's diversity or complexity.
America was never greater than when it led the post-WWII period.
The Russia-China partnership is playing a positive role in the entire world. Ties between the two countries have lasted for 400 years. No other nations have had such a long history of relations. Leaders from the two sides also enjoy high-level mutual trust.
The investment ties, the student ties, the complementary interests ultimately will pull the two societies together. That does not mean we are not going to have difficulties in the short term. It also tells everyone who cares that they can't sit back.
Chinese economy and market offers important opportunities for Turkey, and we want our business sector to further engage in markets in China.
Why does philosophy matter in understanding the world? How can Chinese philosophy and Chinese wisdom contribute to solving current problems?
In Western opinion, Afghanistan is a heartland of contention among major powers. That's exactly what Afghanistan does not want.
Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (Oli) is visiting China from June 19 to 24, his first to China after re-election in February. What's his take on the cooperation between China and Nepal? What does he think of Nepal's relations with China and India? Global Times (GT) correspondent Chen Jianyang talked with Prime Minister Oli on these issues in an interview.
China should not always make overtures, but fight back when necessary. China's US policies may increasingly involve a fight-back. The Anglo-Saxons are pragmatic in nature. Only when they suffer losses can they learn a lesson.
Whether China and the US can overcome “Thucydides Trap” and establish a new type of major power relationship is intensely debated by scholars. What insights can we find through history of China-US engagement?
Emmanuel Macron has taken office as France's new president and observers are trying to figure out what he has in mind. How will he craft his China policy? Will he pull France and Europe away from the populist tendencies?
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (Bachelet) joins other heads of state from 28 countries to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Sunday and Monday. What significance is it for Chile to take part in the forum? How can Chile benefit from the Belt and Road initiative?
China and Rwanda have been engaged in close economic and trade partnership for more than two decades. While China is capable of boosting Rwanda's investment and trade, Rwanda plays a vital role in China's One Belt and One Road initiative.
China and India seem to be at loggerheads on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues now. What are the fundamental differences between the two? As China rises and the Asian dynamics keeps changing, where is the Sino-India relationship headed in the future?
The realistic option would be increased information sharing between Moscow and Beijing on THAAD and the US military presence in Northeast Asia, as well as joint exercises like the one held in May 2016.
Since taking office in January, US President Donald Trump's Asia-Pacific policy has been closely watched by China and other Asia-Pacific countries given the rising uncertainties in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.
China and Sri Lanka celebrates the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year. As Sri Lanka assumes a strategic position in the Indian Ocean, Chinese investments in the country and the Sri Lanka-China friendship, which has lasted for centuries through the ancient maritime Silk Road, have often been viewed in the context of geopolitical competition. What is the current status of the bilateral relationship between China and Sri Lanka? How can the role of Chinese investments in Sri Lanka be evaluated objectively? Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui spoke to Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku (Kodituwakku), the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People's Republic of China, on these issues.
I'm not a futurist; but Trump's clearly deliberate provocations on Taiwan and trade spell danger. I'm not suggesting he wants a war with China; but with the US military on China's doorstep with Aegis and THAAD missile systems, and saber-rattling rather than diplomacy the order of the day, there is a landscape of potential mistakes and accidents between the two countries. These are fragile times.
What I argue near the end of the book is we are going to have to start thinking about not just power over others, but power with others.
The UK decision to leave the EU has brought added turbulence and uncertainty globally. Martin Jacques (Jacques), a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, shared his thoughts over the major issue with Global Times (GT) London correspondent Sun Wei recently.
It is not the case that there is no country willing to become our allies, but one whether the Chinese government wants to be ally of other countries.
In 2010, Turkey and China upgraded their bilateral relationship to the level of strategic cooperation. We believe that new projects will contribute positively to our relationship and that we can work together and enhance cooperation to support global efforts aiming to create a new synergy.
If China wants to transform from a trader of quantity to a trader of quality, it must seal the deals of the FTA with its two neighbors.
Patriotism is one thing, to be proud of your country, but if you are nationalist, when you hate or mistrust another country and blame another country for your problems, that is very dangerous.
The only thing China does not have is patience. Chinese are working so hard. Instead of studying us and encouraging people to work hard, they get impatient.
Where is the relationship headed during Tsai's term? How should we deal with the over 60-year-old Taiwan question?
We have never and will never look at the two strategic relationships that Afghanistan has with the two important neighbors in the context of any competition.
We want Afghanistan to be known as the harbor of cooperation between all global powers.
One of my conclusions about democracy is that before democracy, there should be the rule of law, and economic development as well.
Discussions about China's rise and its global impact have been growing more heated over the years. Martin Jacques (Jacques), a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University and author of When China Rules the World, shared his thoughts with Global Times (GT) London correspondent Sun Wei.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti from Botswana is the World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa. During her official visit to China, from March 22 to 25, which follows Chinese Health Minister Li Bin's trip to Cape Town for the Ministerial Forum on China-Africa Health Cooperation last October, the Global Times (GT) reporter Yin Lu talked with Moeti, who shared her insights in how China, African countries and the WHO can work together to strengthen Sino-African collaboration in health.
The Sino-US relationship has been experiencing some fluctuations lately.
The Sino-US relationship has been experiencing some fluctuations lately. Yan Xuetong, director of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University, has suggested that forming alliances abroad can help China smooth the bilateral ties. How will it work? How should the two sides further develop their relationship? Can China and the US escape Thucydides Trap? The following content is based on Yan's recent lecture "Strategies for China's rise and changing international environment."
Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli kicked off his China visit on Sunday.
Mostly idealistic, young people are prone to be misled by some ill-intended individuals.
Japan's perception of China remains a fundamental problem and needs to be fixed.
The rest of the world like the Eurasian economic space, Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia need trillions of dollars of investment in the future.
Global Times (GT) reporter Lu Jingxian and Liu Caiyu talked with Fatemi Fatemi about matters of bilateral and regional cooperation during his recent visit.
I hope that we will continue together our efforts to further strengthen the bilateral relations.
Similarly, if China develops the infrastructure of other countries through its Belt and Road plan, that can be good for the world. Development is not a zero sum game.
Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj kicks off his visit to China on Monday. The country's recent announcement that it will be a permanently neutral state has raised many questions, and cooperation between China and Mongolia has ramped up rapidly as China's “One Belt, One Road” initiative is progressing.
As the refugee crisis in Europe simmers, what impact does it have on the bloc's integration process?