Category: Politics

Exclusive Report: The New “China” According to the American Managers of the US-China Relationship

For a briefing report of government officials, former government officials, think tank researchers, and writers who manage the most consequential relationship in the world today, click here. The attached report details the background and policy perspectives of  these China managers within the US. The managers included were chosen for their influence on American attitudes and policy and how they reflect the wider debate currently taking place amongst China policymakers....

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“American Carnage”: The Illusion at the Heart of Trump’s Trade War

The American manufacturing industry is a victim of its own efficiency. Blaming the Chinese detracts from the fact that better technology and organization is the actual reason why so few Americans work in manufacturing. A trade war with China will not revive American manufacturing because it does not address the fundamental drivers of the crisis. On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, President Xi delivered a keynote address for the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, which ran through Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Many commentators correctly interpreted the speech as primarily tailored to capitalize on the opportunity arising from the...

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Transcript: President Xi Addresses the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan

The following is a transcript of the keynote address delivered by President Xi Jinping at the opening of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Openness for Greater Prosperity, Innovation for a Better Future Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government, Heads of International Organizations, Ministers, Incumbent and Incoming Members of the Board of Directors of the Boao Forum for Asia, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends,   Hainan today greets us with green mountains, blue ocean, gentle breeze and warm sunshine. In this beautiful season of spring, we gather here for the...

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China’s Image Problem

By Justin Elliott Australia’s growing concern with Chinese influence in Australian affairs is exemplary of the problem China faces with its international image, one that the Chinese government appears reluctant to address. China, it can be said, ranks high in economics. It has the second-largest economy by GDP of any country. By purchasing power parity, it ranks first. Since China began to liberalize its economy in the 1980’s under Deng Xiaoping, it has delivered remarkably consistent economic growth. Though slowing in recent years, it still continues to grow at an impressive rate, with analyses for 2017 suggesting growth of...

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Response to Xiang Songzuo: China Should Learn from the U.S.’s Mistakes as well as its Achievements

In an article I translated titled “Our Fundamental Problem is not China-U.S. Relations,” the author, Xiang Songzuo, indirectly criticizes the increasing primacy of foreign policy under President Xi. In his rhetoric and actions, President Xi has signaled China’s intention to be more active on the international stage. In his marathon speech at the 19th Party Congress, President Xi used the words “great power” or “strong power” 26 times to describe the significance of China’s rise. He also made 28 overseas trips to 50 countries during his first term, surpassing all his predecessors. Though he acknowledges China’s deep desire to...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…