Category: US

As Trump Bets on China’s Help on North Korea, Aides Ask: Is It Worth It?

WASHINGTON — There is no foreign leader on whom President Trump has placed a bigger bet than Xi Jinping of China. Mr. Trump’s gamble was based on his calculation that Mr. Xi, the Chinese president, could put heavy pressure on North Korea to curb its nuclear weapons and missile programs. To secure Mr. Xi’s cooperation, the president soft-pedaled his harsh stance on China’s trade practices, and has said little about its adventurism in the South China Sea. But a growing number of Mr. Trump’s aides fear that the bet is not paying off. China has not significantly tightened the...

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Trump and the Chinese Perception

  Yawei Liu (刘亚伟) joined The Carter Center in 1998 and has been the director of its China Program since 2005. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2014, the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta, and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Emory University. He co-authored Obama: The Man Who Will Change America (Chinese language, 2008). He is the founding editor of,, and the U.S-China Perception Monitor. Since 2012, he has organized an annual forum on U.S.-China relations. Yawei earned his B.A in English literature from Xian Foreign...

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How Academia Can Help Build Trust Between China and the World

There is a consensus within China now that in order to meet the country’s growing influence and demands at the global level, there should be a large number of international relations and area studies experts. Indeed, in recent years, we have seen many more programs of language and cultural training start up at Chinese universities and other institutions, a trend that has only deepened after China launched the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013. Of course, China still has a long way to go before it can catch up with the United States in terms of the...

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Now What About the Next 35 Years in U.S.-China Relations?

The U.S.-China Public Policy Forum on the 35th Anniversary of U.S.-China Diplomatic Relations was held at Harvard on March 23-25. The keynote speech was titled, “Now What About the Next 35 Years in US-China Relations? Can China and the US Work Together to Construct New Global Public Goods?” It was delivered by The Honorable Kevin Michael Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, at the Harvard Kennedy School Loeb House, on March 24, 2014. Please click the link below to download a transcript of the speech: Kevin Rudd Keynote Speech on US-China Relations...

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Robert Pastor Passes

Dr. Robert Pastor was a member of the National Security Council during the administration of Jimmy Carter. Pastor was influential in founding the China Program at The Carter Center, and passed away on January 8 after battling cancer. He is fondly remembered....

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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…