Category: U.S – China Relations

China Program Reports: August 29, 2019

On May 31-June 1, 2019, The Carter Center hosted “The Rise of China and Its Impact on Developing Countries,” the sixth annual conference of the International Consortium for China Studies. The event was co-organized by The Carter Center’s China Program and Latin America and Caribbean Program, the International Consortium for China Studies of Peking University, the China Research Center of Atlanta, and the Institute of Developing Nations of Emory University. The primary objective was to understand China’s growing presence in LAC and its impact on the region’s sustainable development. The presentations also explored prospective areas of trilateral cooperation in areas such as health, sustainable energy, peacebuilding, and security (anti-organized crime cooperation). The Carter Center commissioned three papers to analyze the impact of China’s increasing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean within the framework of global competition between China and the U.S. The papers also include the implications of the Chinese approach to development for the region. Each paper presents a different perspective on these topics: 1) Building Development Partnership: Engagement Between China and Latin America by Haibin Niu (the Chinese perspective ) 2) China in Latin America: Major Impacts and Avenues for Constructive Engagement by Margaret Myers and Rebecca Ray (the U.S. perspective) 3)China’s Recent Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current Conditions and Challenges by Enrique Dussel Peters (the Latin American and Caribbean...

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The 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates on China

(Photo by David J. Phillip/AP) Rob La Terza In the September 12 Democratic debate, each candidate was given a chance to express their views on China and the current trade conflict. The candidates unanimously condemned President Trump’s handling of the US-China relationship, but each proposed a different path forward. (Andrew Yang, center. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) The discussion opened with entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who was asked whether he would repeal tariffs on his first day in office and whether repealing the tariffs would sacrifice US leverage over China. Yang responded by saying that he would not repeal tariffs...

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It Takes Two to Tango: Are Washington and Beijing Dancing to a New Trade Agreement?

(Photo by Alex Brandon, Associated Press) Rob La Terza On September 11th, China announced tariff exemptions on a set of US products, notably anti-cancer drugs [1]. In a White House meeting, President Trump commented that the move was “pretty good” and seemed to express hope that the dispute may reach a resolution soon, saying “I know them and I like them, and I hope we can do something.” [2]. Trump responded to China’s tariff exemptions by tweeting that he would delay a tariff increase from 25% to 30% on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from October 1 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…