Interview with Samuel Abrams: U.S. Presidential Election, Immigration, China, and More
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by Juan Zhang
2d ago
Editor’s Note: As the only superpower in the world, the U.S. presidential election garners significant global attention. This is especially true for people who care about U.S.-China relations, arguably the most consequential bilateral relationship. The U.S.-China Perception Monitor recently sat down with Professor Samuel J. Abrams of Sarah Lawrence College to discuss the 2024 presidential election and other pressing issues. Abrams also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and holds a faculty fellowship at New York University’s Center for Advanced Social S ..read more
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Xi Jinping Thought and Why It Matters
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by Michael B. Cerny
2d ago
Patricia Thornton is an associate professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford and the University of Oxford China Centre, and Tutor in the Politics of China at Merton College. The following article reviews The Political Thought of Xi Jinping by Steve Tsang and Olivia Cheung, Oxford University Press, £24.99. To purchase a copy, please visit the publisher’s website.  During the National Conference on Propaganda, Ideology, and Cultural Work in Beijing last October, Politburo Standing Committee member Cai Qi proudly introduced the world to the latest ideologic ..read more
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Is a Storm Brewing Behind the Post-Election Tranquility in Taiwan?
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by Bikai Chen
6d ago
On January 13, 2024, Taiwan held elections to decide the island’s next leader and legislators. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lai Ching-te won with slightly more than 40% of the vote and will be inaugurated on May 20, 2024. Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Hou Yu-ih came in second with 33.5% of the vote, while Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) candidate Ko Wen-je came in third with 26.5% of the vote. Although Lai won the election, he did not receive the majority of the votes cast. In the legislative elections, the KMT won 14 seats, bringing its total to 52, slightly higher than the DPP’s 51 ..read more
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An Interview with Denis Simon: The Past, Present, and Future of the U.S.-China Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement
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by Olivia Moody
6d ago
The U.S.- China Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement is an agreement initially signed in 1979 that serves as a blueprint for all cooperation between China and the U.S. in the fields of science and technology. This agreement has allowed Chinese and U.S. experts to work together in solving vital global issues, including the climate crisis and the Alzheimer’s epidemic, for over forty-five years. On February 27th, 2024, after six month extension by the Biden Administration in August, the bilateral agreement is set to expire.  Dr. Denis Simon, an American scholar who has studied and ..read more
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Reshaping Bilateral Trade Flows: Lighthizer’s Impact and the Great Shift
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by Juan Zhang
1w ago
New data shows that Mexico has surpassed China as the largest official source of imports to the United States for the first time in over two decades. The data indicates that last year, the U.S. trade deficit with China significantly narrowed, with imports from China dropping by 20% to $427.2 billion. Released by the U.S. Census Bureau on February 7th, the new data underscores a significant shift in trade flows between Washington and Beijing due to deteriorating bilateral relations. The data also shows U.S. consumers and businesses have shifted towards purchasing automotive parts, shoes, toys ..read more
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A Speech by Stephen A. Orlins: Jimmy Carter Forum on U.S.-China Relations
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by Miranda Wilson
1w ago
On January 9-10, 2024, the Carter Center held the Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter and the 45th Anniversary of U.S.-China Relations. The event commemorated President Carter’s decision with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to normalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China in January 1979. On the first day of the forum, the Carter Center welcomed Stephen A. Orlins as a keynote speaker. Orlins currently serves as the President of the National Committee on United States–China Relations. The transcript of his speech can be found below.  Stephen A. Orlins gives a keynote speech at the Ji ..read more
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A Speech by David M. Lampton: The Carter Legacy with China and Beyond
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by Miranda Wilson
3w ago
On January 9-10, 2024, the Carter Center held the Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter and the 45th Anniversary of U.S.-China Relations. The event commemorated President Carter’s decision with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to normalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China in January 1979. On the first day of the forum, the Carter Center hosted a panel called The Legacy of Engagement: The History & Controversy of U.S.-China Relations, featuring David M. Lampton (Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins SAIS), Jonathan Alter (Biographer of Jimmy Carter), and Susan Thornton (Senior Fellow, Yale ..read more
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Interview with Shao Yuqun on Taiwan: Will Beijing Negotiate with Lai’s Newly Elected Government?
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by Juan Zhang
1M ago
Editor’s note: Will Beijing negotiate with the newly elected Taiwan government led by Lai Ching-te? Will there be a conflict between China and the U.S. over Taiwan? How will the new rising People’s Party influence Taiwan’s politics? The U.S.-China Perception Monitor recently published an analysis of Taiwan’s recent elections by U.S. Taiwan experts Douglas Paal and Bonnie S. Glaser. In this interview, we invited Shao Yuqun (邵育群), Director of the Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau Program at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, to analyze these issues and provide a perspective from main ..read more
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A Speech by Yu Yunquan: The Jimmy Carter Forum on U.S.-China Relations
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by Miranda Wilson
1M ago
On January 9-10, 2024, the Carter Center held the Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter and the 45th Anniversary of U.S.-China Relations. The event commemorated President Carter’s decision with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to normalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China in January 1979. On the second day of the forum, the Center hosted private Track-II dialogues between American and Chinese experts on different issues in the bilateral relationship. These followed a plenary session featuring speeches by scholars and longtime practitioners in U.S.-China relations. With his permission, the ..read more
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President Carter’s Legacy and US-China Relations: The Jimmy Carter Forum on US-China Relations
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by Michael B. Cerny
1M ago
On January 9-10, 2024, the Carter Center held the Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter and the 45th Anniversary of U.S.-China Relations. The event commemorated President Carter’s decision with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to normalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China in January 1979. On the second day of the forum, the Center hosted private Track-II dialogues between American and Chinese experts on different issues in the bilateral relationship. These followed a plenary session featuring speeches by scholars and longtime practitioners in U.S.-China relations. With her permission, the ..read more
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