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09.29.17

Trump on China

In the run-up to and during his race toward the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump made frequent statements about China, its people, and the government in Beijing, in remarks that ranged from effusive praise to outright attack, and which...

The Unpredictability of U.S.-China Relations Under Trump

Paul Haenle & Chen Dingding from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
As U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches, uncertainty looms over the future of U.S.-China policy. In part one of this two-part podcast, Paul Haenle speaks with Chen Dingding, an International Relations professor at Jinan...

Conversation

11.21.16

Will China Take the Lead on Climate Change?

Sam Geall, Barbara A. Finamore & more
At a time when the world is looking to China and the United States, the leading emitters of greenhouse gasses, to cooperate under the terms of the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015, will China now take the lead in fighting climate change?

China’s Xi Calls for ’Smooth Transition’ in Relationship With U.S.

Jeff Mason
Reuters
During a meeting in Peru, Xi Jinping praised outgoing President Obama for strengthening ties between the two nations

Features

11.18.16

Chinese and American City-Dwellers Differ on Trump Win

Frances Hisgen
City-dwellers in China and the United States are among the greatest beneficiaries of the international trade deals President-elect Trump says he’s against, but the two groups responded differently to the outcome of the U.S. election, and the...

China’s Trump Prepares for His Close-up

Didi Kirsten Tatlow
New York Times
Spray tans and hair dye: the transformation of a retired music professor into China's Trump impersonator...

A China-America Romance?

Economist
After the wildest political upsets this year, here’s a prediction for next: China will deem its relations with America to be entering something of a golden period

Caixin Media

11.18.16

Is the Trump Victory a Blow to Globalization?

The 2016 U.S. presidential election ended with the surprise victory of property mogul Donald J. Trump. An outsider without a political track record, Trump defied predictions by most polls, pundits, and political observers when he defeated Hillary...

China Tells Trump Climate Change is Not a Hoax

Jasper Scherer
Washington Post
Trump’s Twitter claim that China created the “concept of global warming” to undermine U.S. manufacturing has elicited a response from the Chinese government

Trump May Push African Countries Away From America and Closer to China

Cobus van Staden
Quartz
The idea of the US as the guardian of liberal values against powers like China might now be upended

U.S. Workers to Lose in China Trade War

Andrew Browne
Wall Street Journal
Some of Donald Trump’s strongest supporters would be hit if he makes good on tariff pledges

Trump, China’s Xi Set Tone of “Mutual Respect” in Phone Call

Te-ping Chen
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Trump’s campaign was marked by heated rhetoric targeting China, but in a phone call, the leaders agreed cooperation was key

China Won’t Buy Boeing Planes, iPhones, or US Corn if Trump Starts a Trade War

Zheping Huang
Quartz
In an editorial, the Global Times threatened retaliation if Trump starts a trade war with China

Environment

11.11.16

Trump Presidency May Spell Disaster for Climate

from chinadialogue
The election of Donald Trump may prove a disaster for the climate and especially for climate change negotiations if he sticks to the threats made during his campaign. But it may provide the developing world—especially China—with an opportunity to...

Features

11.11.16

Watching A Chinese Professor Watching American Democracy

Isaac Stone Fish
On the morning of Election Day, I joined He Haibo, a legal scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, as he spent several hours observing a polling station in the upscale Graham and Parks public elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “If I...

Sinica Podcast

11.11.16

How Will Donald Trump’s Victory Impact China and U.S.-China Relations?

Kaiser Kuo & Isaac Stone Fish from Sinica Podcast
The U.S. election is over, and Donald Trump’s pundit-defying victory over Hillary Clinton has stunned and surprised people all over the world. In China—where activity on Weibo and WeChat indicated strong support for Trump among netizens both in...

Trump Win Opens Way for China to Take Climate Leadership Role

Reuters
CNBC
Trump's election is likely to end the U.S. leadership role in the fight against global warming, and may lead to the emergence of an unlikely champion: China...

Chinese Scholars Look to a Trump Administration with Hope and Concern

Kristin Huang
South China Morning Post
President-elect’s pledges but lack of policy during campaign keeps experts guessing

As the Election Haze Clears, Trump’s China Conundrum Will Become Clear

Jonathan Fenby
Guardian
President Trump would be well advised to steer away from the rhetoric of Candidate Trump in dealing with the world’s second biggest economy

China Pushes Asia-Pacific Trade Deals as Trump Win Dashes TPP Hopes

Michael Martina
Reuters
China will seek support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade area at a regional summit in Peru later this month, after Donald Trump's U.S. election win dashed hopes for a U.S.-led free trade pact...

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for China?

Rob Schmitz
NPR
The response of China's state-controlled media to Donald Trump's victory seemed almost gleeful. What's happens next?...

In China and Around Asia, Disbelief that Trump Means What He Says on Trade

Simon Denyer and Anna Fifield
Washington Post
China has largely dismissed Trump’s talk of new trade tariffs as election rhetoric

Media

11.09.16

Chinese, Netizens React to President-Elect Trump

Frances Hisgen & Ouyang Bin
When Donald Trump was elected president, the hashtag #TrumpWon was trending on Chinese social media. Chinese Internet users speculated about what Trump’s victory might mean for Sino-American relations, discussed the broader global implications of a...

Viewpoint

11.09.16

A Chinese Observer of the U.S. Election Reacts to Trump’s Win

Jonathan Landreth
On the heels of Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president on Tuesday, Hua Jianping, a 40-year-old Beijing native and host of the popular Chinese-language “U.S. Election” podcast, spoke to ChinaFile by telephone from his home in College...

Conversation

11.09.16

How Should Trump Deal with China, and How Should China Deal with Trump?

James Holmes, David Dollar & more
Donald J. Trump, president-elect of the United States, spent much of his antagonistic campaign blaming China for many of America’s economic ills, and repeatedly making thinly veiled threats of a U.S. trade war with Beijing. How should Trump engage...

Viewpoint

11.09.16

China Just Won The U.S. Election

James Palmer from Foreign Policy
The election of Donald Trump will be a disaster for anyone who cares about human rights, U.S. global leadership, and media freedom. That means it’s a victory for Beijing, where, as I write, the Chinese leaders near me in the palatial complex of...

In Trump Win, China Hopes for U.S. Retreat

Andrew Browne
Wall Street Journal
Election results mean economic threat, geopolitical opportunity for Beijing

China Just Won the U.S. Election

James Palmer
Foreign Policy
China’s leaders are looking forward to a President Trump who offers less resistance and more hypocrisy. But Beijing's triumph may cost it in the end...

Trump’s China Wall

Tim Culpan
Bloomberg
For all his rhetoric about building a wall along the Mexican border, Donald J. Trump may build an even bigger barrier against China

Chinese Journalists Get an Exhilarating Look at the U.S. Election

Andrew Jacobs
New York Times
Chinese journalists observing the election expressed surprise at how seriously Americans took their votes

A Sea of Red Across Asian Markets as Trump Wins

Shotaro Tani
Nikkei Asian Review
Asian stock markets had a very bad day on Wednesday, plummeting across the board as U.S. voters swept Republican candidate Donald Trump to the White House

Beijing Reacts Cautiously to Trump Triumph

Tom Mitchell
Financial Times
President-elect has threatened China with trade and currency wars

Why Chinese Netizens Cheer Trump

Zak Dychtwald
To online 'Trump Guards,' the U.S. race pits a corrupt official against a plain-spoken outsider...

Media

11.07.16

Why Chinese Elites Endorse Hillary Clinton

Isaac Stone Fish
The United States, China’s largest trading partner but also its greatest geopolitical rival, faces an election that threatens domestic instability. A Donald Trump victory would confirm to many Chinese the inherent weakness of American democracy. A...

China Tantalized by US Election Mayhem and Prospect of ’Thug’ Trump as President

Tom Phillips
Guardian
Experts say that Beijing would prefer Republican over Hillary Clinton who is considered a hardliner on human rights

Why Are So Many First-Generation Chinese Immigrants Supporting Donald Trump?

Kaiser Kuo
Sinica Podcast
Based on dozens of conversations with Chinese and Chinese Americans, Kuo explains the chief reasons behind the popularity of Trump

Law of the Sea and the U.S. Election

Paul Haenle & John Bellinger from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
The South China Sea has been a central point of tension in the U.S.-China relationship under the Obama administration. In this podcast, Paul Haenle speaks with John Bellinger, the most senior international lawyer in the George W. Bush administration...

In a Rare Move, China Criticizes Trump Plan to Exit Climate Change Pact

Suelin Wong
Reuters
"I believe a wise political leader should take policy stances that conform with global trends," China's veteran climate chief said...

Trump’s Misleading Comparison of the U.S. and Chinese Economies

Ian Talley
Wall Street Journal
Emerging markets run faster than advanced economies because of the rule of diminishing returns

Trump Thinks China’s Leaders are Smarter. They Didn't Even Let Their People Watch the Debate

Simon Denyer
Washington Post
Once again, China was cast as the foil to expose the weakness of the Obama administration and, by extension, Hillary Clinton.

China Worked Its Way into the Debate on the Topic of Abortion

Echo Huang Yinyin
Quartz
Clinton's “Like they used to do in China” line might lead some to think the state no longer interferes with family planning--but it still does...

What China Sees in Donald Trump--and in Itself

Jiayang Fan
New Yorker
Chinese observers have described the Trump-Clinton standoff as a spectacle of unfettered “chaos” that shakes their faith in the legitimacy of Western democracy

As Trump Bashed China, He Sought Deals with its Government-Owned Energy Firm State Grid

South China Morning Post
Trump Hotel Collection negotiated with the State Grid Corporation of China to brand and manage a major development in the capital

Trump: If Hillary Clinton Falls Down in China, Chinese People Will “Leave Her There”

Louise Liu
Business Insider
Chinese are "tough people" who would not help Clinton up if she fell down-- "They'll say 'Let her come up when she's ready.'"...

Familiarity and Contempt: Hillary Clinton’s 21-Year Relationship with China

Cary Huang
South China Morning Post
US presidential candidate’s high-profile advocacy of human rights has riled leaders in Beijing

U.S. Presidential Debate Inspires Schadenfreude in China

Te-Ping Chen
WSJ: China Real Time Report
Many Chinese took to social media to heap scorn on both candidates

Conversation

10.04.16

How Does the American Election Look to Chinese?

Qiaoyi Zhuang, Liu Mingfu & more
During the first presidential debate on September 26, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump mentioned China a dozen times. They spoke about China and jobs, currency, exports, infrastructure, cyberhacking, nuclear non-proliferation, trade, and North Korea...

How Donald Trump Ditched U.S. Steel Workers in Favor of China

Kurt Eichenwald
Newsweek
Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years

Chinese State Media Say U.S. Debate Shows Vote is ‘Lose-Lose’

Bloomberg
Party paper report calls Trump nervous, Clinton well-prepared

Why the US Presidential Debate Couldn’t Ignore China

Viola Zhou and Kristin Huang
South China Morning Post
Clinton, Trump clash over cybersecurity, terrorism, trade, and nuclear threats

Conversation

09.21.16

What Should the U.S. Presidential Candidates Be Saying on China?

Winston Lord, Orville Schell & more
Barely eight weeks before the United States presidential election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump have said surprisingly little about how they plan to address China—in areas ranging from the global economy...

Obama’s Asia Legacy

Paul Haenle & Michael Green from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
As President Obama enters his final months in office and a new administration prepares to take the helm in 2017, what will his legacy be in the Asia-Pacific? In this podcast, Paul Haenle and Michael Green, former senior director for Asian affairs at...

Conversation

07.20.16

How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?

Peter Navarro, Patrick Chovanec & more
On Tuesday, delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, chose Donald J. Trump as their nominee for President of the United States. We asked a range of contributors how the Republican Party should approach China policy.

2016 Elections in a Changing Asia-Pacific

Paul Haenle & Douglas H. Paal from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
With Tsai Ing-wen taking office in Taipei next week and the U.S. presidential election approaching, new players will be taking the reins in the Asia-Pacific. In this podcast with Paul Haenle, Douglas Paal discusses the future of U.S.-China relations...

As Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee, China Urges Objectivity

Ben Blanchard
Reuters
"We hope people in all fields can rationally and objectively view this relationship." Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said...

Trump: 'We Can't Continue to Allow China to Rape Our Country'

Nick Gass
Politico
Donald Trump ratcheted up his language toward China on Sunday when it comes to the trade imbalance between the two nations.

Rise of 'Racist' Trump Shows Democracy is Scary, China Paper Writes

Simon Denyer
Washington Post
An "abusively racist and extremist" candidate is on the rise in the U.S., says China's Global Times. Maybe democracy isn't such a good idea after all...

'Hunting' for China at the Democratic Debate

Emily Rauhala
Washington Post
Jim Webb wanted to talk China.The rest of the candidates? Not so much.

Media

10.01.15

U.S. Presidential Candidates on China

Our Presidential Quotes tracker keeps you up to date on what the candidates are saying about China, and where and when they say it.

“These Old Men Look So Terrible”—China Watches The U.S. Republican Primary

Zheping Huang and Heather Timmons
Quartz
"Just looking at these faces, I feel Hillary being the next president is already certain."...