US-China Relations

China: Friend, Foe, or Something in Between

China's first aircraft carrier - the Liaoning. CC Flickr Simon Yang, modified,

It’s time for US policy planners to deal with the China that exists, and not the imaginary one they have long hoped for.

Emperor Xi Ascends to the Throne in China

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For better or worse, the elimination of presidential term limits will be looked back on as a turning point in modern Chinese history.

What to Expect from the Trump-Xi Summit

Trump2015, cc Flickr Michael Vadon, modified,

Which will prevail during President Trump’s visit to the Middle Kingdom – style or substance?

Better Late than Never: China the Peacemaker on North Korea?

XiJP2, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified,

China has pivoted toward rapprochement with South Korea. Is this a prelude to a more proactive stance on the crisis on the Korean Peninsula?

Introducing China’s New Politburo Standing Committee

WY, cc Flickr Michel Temer, modified,

With this latest standing committee, President Xi Jinping has cemented his authority over the Party for the next five years.

President Xi Looks to Consolidate Power at 19th Party Congress

China President Xi Jinping, cc,

With no heir apparent in sight, President Xi is expected to seed Party and state organs with his closest allies. Does this mean a third term is in the cards?

Backgrounder: One Belt, One Road

President Xi,

What are the prospects for China’s massive One Belt, One Road initiative?

Backgrounder: US-Vietnam Relations

A crowd of roughly 120 people, mostly Vietnamese-Americans waving flags of both countries, and some dressed in traditional Vietnamese attire, attend the arrival of Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 6, 2015. Trong is scheduled to meet with President Obama July 7, which will be the first visit at the White House since the two countries normalized relations about 20 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace/RELEASED)

China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific is bringing together two former enemies.

Citrus Summit Signals Business as Usual in US-China Relations

micflag, cc Flickr Michael Mandiberg, modified,

Like his predecessors, President Trump campaigned on a platform of getting tough on China. And like his predecessors, he has reversed course upon assuming office.

What to Watch for at Xi-Trump Summit

xijp, cc Flickr Foreign and Commonwealth Office China State Visit, modified,

The Xi-Trump summit will be watched closely for signs of how the Trump administration plans manage one of its most important bilateral relations.

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