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China and U.S. Say They’ve Made Strides in Trade Talks

Neil Gough
The United States and China said that they had made progress on sticking points in trade.



Chinese Students in America: 300,000 and Counting

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian from Tea Leaf Nation
In 1981, when Erhfei Liu entered Brandeis University as an undergraduate, he was only the second student from mainland China in the school’s history. “I was a rare animal from Red China,” Liu said in a September 1 interview with Foreign Policy, “an...



Xi’s State Visits As Seen on the Cover of ‘China Daily’

Orville Schell
The state visits of Chinese Communist Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping to Washington, D.C. in September and London last week were both significant milestones in China’s long term “rejuvenation,” a key element in Xi’s vaunted notion...



Making Waves in the South China Sea

Peter Dutton, Jessica Chen Weiss, Andrew S. Erickson, Elbridge Colby from ChinaFile Conversation
Challenging China’s newly assertive behavior in the South China Sea, this week the U.S. Navy sailed some of its biggest ships inside the nine-dash line, exercising its claim to freedom of movement in international waters plied by billions in trade...



‘Stop Boasting and Fight’

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian from Tea Leaf Nation
On October 27, the high-stakes maritime game of chicken that has been playing out in the South China Sea came to a head. In a long-discussed freedom of navigation patrol, the United States sailed the USS Lassen, a guided missile destroyer, within 12...

1 Month Later: What Are the Long-Term Implications of Xi's U.S. Trip?

Yukon Huang
While political and security matters dominated headlines, Xi’s U.S. trip was actually driven by economics.

A Land China Loves and Hates

Murong Xuecun
The Chinese hostility to America is first and foremost the result of government propaganda.

U.S. Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on China

Jane Perlez
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was welcomed as a win for the United States in its contest with China for clout in Asia.

China’s 3,000-Acre Aircraft Carriers Could Change the Balance of Power in the Pacific

That’s why the United States needs to act now.

China Navy Calls for United States to Reduce Risk of Misunderstandings

China hopes the United States can scale back activities that run the risk of misunderstandings, and respect China's core interests...

Jack Ma to US: Quit Worrying So Much About China

Everett Rosenfeld
"You American people worry too much about the China economy," Ma said at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting...

U.S. Pulls Spies from China After Hack

Evan Perez
The U.S. suspects that Chinese hackers were behind the breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the fingerprints of 5.6 million government employees.

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.

On U.S. Visit, China’s Xi Jinping Tries to Have It Both Ways

Xi Jinping often seemed caught between two audiences—his skeptical hosts who needed gentle reassurance and the crowd back home who admire his firm rule and tough nationalism.

A Dangerous Game: Responding to Chinese Cyber Activities

Ryan Pickrell
Those calling for tougher U.S. measures should think twice.