Drew Thompson is Director of China Studies and the Starr Senior Fellow at The Nixon Center.
China's next leadership change will likely be peaceful, but don't be surprised if it's not—and don't expect any major liberal reforms.
Who won the latest staring contest between Beijing and Washington?
The country’s unrest is an opportunity for America and China to cooperate on an issue of mutual concern.
The Taiwan arms sale won’t wreck our relationship with Beijing—and Chinese threats to the contrary are mostly hot air.
Ethnic strife in China’s frontier shows the brutal lengths to which the Communist Party will go to silence any dissent.
Beijing is under a lot of pressure to stop defending North Korea. But is it lashing Pyongyang behind the scenes?
China has come a long way since Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 visit. This was plainly evident during the first weekend of the Beijing Olympics.
Perhaps international criticism of the Chinese government’s handling of unrest in Lhasa was a bit exaggerated. Still, Beijing doesn’t earn good marks for its long-term Tibet policy.
Now that the DPP has been replaced by the KMT in Taiwan, the stage is set for a stronger friendship with the United States, the consolidation of democracy in East Asia and continued stability in the region.
After the recent tumult over product safety, new agreements establishing rules for trade in food and goods should help the United States and China improve their relationship.
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