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

Donald Trump’s Peace Through Strength Vision for the Asia-Pacific

Peter Navarro from Foreign Policy
In 2011, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced with great fanfare in Foreign Policy that the United States would begin a military “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific. This beating of the American chest was done against the backdrop of China’s...

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

Hong Kong Umbrellas, Chinese Maoism, Trump, Duterte, and Brexit: What’s the Link?

Bilahari Kausikan
South China Morning Post
Why the global order is becoming ever more uncertain

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.

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.'"

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...

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.

Meet Donald Trump's Chinese Fans

Matt Rivers
CNN
Some think "Donald Trump has the guts to say things that normal people in the rest of society fear to say."

Why China’s Not Afraid of Donald J. Trump

Aaron Mak
Politico
Trump's foreign policy positions and his political pragmatism make the Chinese believe that he can be a viable one to work with.

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.

Chinese Official Calls Trump 'Irrational' on Trade

David Shepardson
Reuters
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei criticized Trump for his proposal that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45%.

China to Donald Trump: You’re Hired!

Melinda Liu
Newsweek
Trump appeals to many Chinese youth who are spending more, traveling more, and thinking more independently than their parents ever dreamed of doing.

Donald Trump, Despite Bashing Beijing, Is Not Without Fans in China

Cao Li
New York Times
Founder of the online “Trump Fan Club” sang his praises: “A political outsider is taking the country by storm, with unflinching courage.”

Why Some Chinese Like Donald Trump

Qian Chen
CNBC
There's a range of reasons, from his history as a reality-television star to admiring his daughter's appearance.

How Trump’s Hard Line on Trade Could Backfire

Bob Davis
Wall Street Journal
“If they don’t behave,” the Republican businessman warned at a debate, Chinese companies under a Trump presidency could face tariffs of 45%.

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.

China Paper Says Rise of ‘Racist’ Trump Shows Democracy Is Scary

Simon Denyer
Washington Post
Hitler came to power through elections, China’s Global Times said, and democracy resulted in a mess.

China’s Netizens Mock Donald Trump, But They Fear Hillary Clinton

Zheping Huang
Quartz
China’s internet users view Trump as a joke, and Clinton as a tougher president to negotiate with. 

China Warns U.S. After Trump Wins Nevada Caucus

Bill Gertz
Washington Free Beacon
China warned the U.S. not to adopt punitive currency policies that could disrupt U.S.-China relations after Donald Trump’s win in the Nevada caucus.

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.