Category: Politics

Institute of China-America Studies Coverage of The United States & China at 40

February 7, 2019   The Institute of China-America Studies has graciously provided coverage of several events from January 19th of the United States & China at 40 conference. By following this link to the ICAS website, you can find coverage of the first, second, and fourth panels, as well as closing remarks from Dr. Yawei Liu, the Director of the China Program at the Carter Center. The ICAS link includes video coverage, as well as a synopsis of each panel’s assessment of the topic discussed.   Image Courtesy of the ICAS...

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Brigadier General Stilwell, Possible Assistant Secretary of State for Asia and Pacific Affairs

As of October 18th, 2018, retired Brigadier General David R. Stilwell is expected to be nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the position of Assistant Secretary for Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. State Department. The position was previously held by, Daniel Russel, from 2013 to April 2017. The position was then filled by Susan Thornton, a career diplomat, who held the position till her retirement at the end of July 2018. The biographical sketch of Brigadier General David R. Stilwell is based on information that the US-China Perception Monitor obtained from online sources. Brigadier General David R....

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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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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…