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Sino-US Relations

Outrage after People's Daily's 'Dishonest Americans' column goes viral

The Dishonest Americans Series by the People's Daily. Photo: screenshot via People's Daily

The People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of China’s Communist Party, has baffled and shocked people in China by launching a  “Dishonest Americans" Series, aiming  to “provide a more objective picture of what the US and Americans are really like.”

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 1:50pm 19 comments

Talking points

Lights, camera, action for Cannes festival

Lights, camera, action for Cannes festival

15 May 2013 - 3:06am

Kerry phones China over dissident’s nephew, can’t reach minister

Chinese dissident and human rights activist Chen Guangcheng (L) speaks with Bob Fu (R), founder and president of ChinaAid Association. Photo: EPA

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried calling Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but Wang was not available, the State Department said on Friday.

4 May 2013 - 9:52am 4 comments

Beijing talks tough again on US influence in region

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: Reuters

Chinese diplomats have resorted to tough rhetoric against the United States for the second time in a week as they seek to cement ties with four Southeast Asian nations, in what analysts say is a sign that Beijing remains deeply suspicious of Washington.

4 May 2013 - 5:40am 3 comments

Schwarzman scholarships can help to improve Sino-US trust

Stephen A. Schwarzman. Photo: AP

Ties between America and Europe fostered global stability and prosperity in the 20th century. Those between China, America and the rest of the world are key to hopes for the 21st century. Academic exchanges among future leaders in the West were instrumental in advancing these values, foremost among them Rhodes scholarships to Oxford University for thousands of Americans.

30 Apr 2013 - 5:35am

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng says China violated his US freedom deal

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng (centre) appears before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. Photo: EPA

The Chinese human rights activist at the centre of a diplomatic crisis a year ago on Tuesday accused Beijing of reneging on the agreement that freed him and urged the United States to intervene.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US envoy says China can learn from Hong Kong

US Ambassador to China Gary Locke. Photo: AFP

Gary Locke told an economic conference in Hong Kong that the world’s second-largest economy could only benefit from further liberalisation.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:30pm 1 comment

A Sino-US relationship that competes on values

A Sino-US relationship that competes on values

A new phase of Sino-American relations is poised to begin, now that Xi Jinping has been confirmed as China's next leader and Barack Obama re-elected US president.

In both countries, the debate about foreign policy options has been robust, particularly on the bilateral relationship. This is the time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:36am 1 comment

China media urge Obama to ease distrust

US President Barack Obama at the Inaugural Recption at the National Building Museum in Washington, on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Chinese state media said on Monday they were “cautiously optimistic” that in his second term US President Barack Obama would improve ties strained by distrust and fear.

The commentary by the Xinhua state news agency came ahead of the ceremonies for Obama’s second inauguration and after Beijing criticised Washington’s position in an escalating territorial row between China and Japan.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:11pm

Obama eyes 'frank and fruitful' relations with China's new leaders

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan in Washington D.C. Photo: Xinhua

US President Barack Obama has told Vice-Premier Wang Qishan that he will seek to maintain "energetic, frank and fruitful" relations with China's new leadership, state media reported yesterday.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:37am

China's global investment may hit US$2 trillion by 2020

Daniel Rosen

China has invested US$7 billion in the United States this year, with another US$6 billion announced, US economist Daniel Rosen told the Asia Society. 

17 Dec 2012 - 9:53am

Xi seeks 'renewed impetus' in Sino-US relationship

In meeting with Jimmy Carter in Beijing, president-in-waiting Xi Jinping calls for 'new type of bilateral ties' between the world's two biggest economies. Photo: Xinhua

The new Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, has called for "renewed impetus" to be given to Sino-US relations as he set the tone for the relationship in a meeting with former US president Jimmy Carter in Beijing on Thursday.

Xi called on the world's two most powerful nations to "accumulate positive energy" in developing their ties.

15 Dec 2012 - 6:15am 2 comments

Clarity and co-operation key to Sino-US ties

Clarity and co-operation is key to strengthening Sino-US ties. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping, China's new Communist Party chief, made his first visit to the US in 1980. He was a 27-year-old junior officer accompanying Geng Biao, then a vice-premier and China's leading military official. Geng had been my host the previous January, when I was the first US defence secretary to visit China, acting as an interlocutor for president Jimmy Carter's administration.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:18am 3 comments

Betting on the Republican horse

 US President George W. Bush (L) stands beside Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney (R) at the Seaport Hotel 04 October 2002 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: AFP

On US presidential election night in 2004, the US embassy in Beijing invited the press and Chinese guests to watch the results on a giant screen in the Great Wall Sheraton on the morning of November 3 Beijing time. The embassy staff placed two boxes at the entrance marked “George W Bush” and “John Kerry”, and the Chinese guests, if they liked, could drop a “ballot” in either of the boxes.

4 Nov 2012 - 8:17am 3 comments

Greg Torode examines implications for China in US election

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

There has been a bipartisan cast to US presidential engagement with China since Richard Nixon blazed the trail to Mao Zedong's Beijing 40 years ago. But that bipartisanship extends in a very different way to White House election campaigns.

29 Oct 2012 - 11:25pm