Chi Wang

Chi Wang, a former head of the Chinese section of the US Library of Congress, is president of the US-China Policy Foundation.
Chi Wang
Chi Wang, a former head of the Chinese section of the US Library of Congress, is president of the US-China Policy Foundation.

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Opinion | When US universities stop admitting subpar Chinese students, the cheating will end too

Swayed by the financial incentives, some universities are less rigorous in accepting Chinese students who can pay their way. This practice is unfair to all students, including those who were accepted, some of whom resort to cheating.

19 Mar 2019 - 3:15AM

Swayed by the financial incentives, some universities are less rigorous in accepting Chinese students who can pay their way. This practice is unfair to all students, including those who were accepted, some of whom resort to cheating.

When US universities stop admitting subpar Chinese students, the cheating will end too
Opinion | Donald Trump is the leader America needs to confront today’s realities

By subverting conventions to a degree no recent president came close to matching, Trump has forced Americans to reassess their policy priorities and reaffirm their values and freedoms, in the process strengthening democracy in the US.

21 Feb 2019 - 4:27AM

By subverting conventions to a degree no recent president came close to matching, Trump has forced Americans to reassess their policy priorities and reaffirm their values and freedoms, in the process strengthening democracy in the US.

Donald Trump is the leader America needs to confront today’s realities
Opinion | China has no use for democracy. It needs a strong leader like Xi Jinping right now

China has no ideological basis for the development of a system that prizes personal freedom, nor any history with the rule of law. The reality is, for the People’s Republic, strong leadership makes betters sense.

12 Feb 2019 - 4:28AM

China has no ideological basis for the development of a system that prizes personal freedom, nor any history with the rule of law. The reality is, for the People’s Republic, strong leadership makes betters sense.

China has no use for democracy. It needs a strong leader like Xi Jinping right now
Opinion | Government shutdown is damaging the US’ reputation globally, and Trump, Pelosi and McConnell should be ashamed

Government workers are going to food banks and the country’s reputation is plummeting globally while Republicans and Democrats play politics and ignore opportunities for compromise.

26 Jan 2019 - 6:22AM

Government workers are going to food banks and the country’s reputation is plummeting globally while Republicans and Democrats play politics and ignore opportunities for compromise.

Government shutdown is damaging the US’ reputation globally, and Trump, Pelosi and McConnell should be ashamed
Opinion | The US-China relationship is too big to fail, but are Trump and Xi the men to save it?

The normalisation of US-China ties, under Carter and Deng, was an undertaking made possible by a shared vision. How can the current leaders, with their conflicting goals, find a way to move the bilateral relationship forward?

11 Jan 2019 - 1:34AM

The normalisation of US-China ties, under Carter and Deng, was an undertaking made possible by a shared vision. How can the current leaders, with their conflicting goals, find a way to move the bilateral relationship forward?

The US-China relationship is too big to fail, but are Trump and Xi the men to save it?
Opinion | Xi Jinping’s China is ignoring the role the US, and others, played in its rise to economic glory

China, under the leadership of Xi Jinping, is diminishing the roles that Deng Xiaoping and foreign countries played in its reform and rise. In reality, it relied on the fair market access that it now denies other countries.

1 Jan 2019 - 3:10AM

China, under the leadership of Xi Jinping, is diminishing the roles that Deng Xiaoping and foreign countries played in its reform and rise. In reality, it relied on the fair market access that it now denies other countries.

Xi Jinping’s China is ignoring the role the US, and others, played in its rise to economic glory
Opinion | When Americans fear China, what are they really afraid of?

American paranoia about China is shaped by China hawks’ narrow views. It is unfortunate that the average American has learnt to be suspicious of the Chinese government, but has no awareness of the average Chinese.

19 Dec 2018 - 3:36AM

American paranoia about China is shaped by China hawks’ narrow views. It is unfortunate that the average American has learnt to be suspicious of the Chinese government, but has no awareness of the average Chinese.

When Americans fear China, what are they really afraid of?
Opinion | Xinjiang bill shows China-bashing isn’t just a game for America’s hawks any more

Views of China have changed across the US, evidenced by broad support for the resolution on Uygur persecution. China should recognise this and begin taking steps to mend ties, starting at the G20 meeting between Xi and Trump

28 Nov 2018 - 2:39AM

Views of China have changed across the US, evidenced by broad support for the resolution on Uygur persecution. China should recognise this and begin taking steps to mend ties, starting at the G20 meeting between Xi and Trump

Xinjiang bill shows China-bashing isn’t just a game for America’s hawks any more
Opinion | Why Xi Jinping should learn from Chiang Kai-shek, instead of modelling himself on Mao

President Xi Jinping is said to emulate Mao but he would do well to not only look at communist victory but also at Chiang Kai-shek’s missteps during the Chinese civil war.

10 Nov 2018 - 6:51PM

President Xi Jinping is said to emulate Mao but he would do well to not only look at communist victory but also at Chiang Kai-shek’s missteps during the Chinese civil war.

Why Xi Jinping should learn from Chiang Kai-shek, instead of modelling himself on Mao
Opinion | No longer welcome: how, under Trump, the American dream is now out of reach for Chinese immigrants

The undercurrent of hostility against the Chinese that has been growing in Trump’s America is now affecting American citizens of Chinese origin. Diversity, once a cherished value, is seen in a different light today.

18 Oct 2018 - 10:39AM

The undercurrent of hostility against the Chinese that has been growing in Trump’s America is now affecting American citizens of Chinese origin. Diversity, once a cherished value, is seen in a different light today.

No longer welcome: how, under Trump, the American dream is now out of reach for Chinese immigrants
Opinion | Why Chinese students in America should care about how they – and China – are perceived

The growing number of Chinese students in the US today should be aware that their behaviour helps shape American perceptions of China. They play a crucial role, particularly at a time when US hostility towards China is at a high.

4 Oct 2018 - 7:42PM

The growing number of Chinese students in the US today should be aware that their behaviour helps shape American perceptions of China. They play a crucial role, particularly at a time when US hostility towards China is at a high.

Why Chinese students in America should care about how they – and China – are perceived
Opinion | What Jimmy Carter can teach leaders in the era of Trump about relations with China and humble service

Chi Wang says the former US president, who normalised diplomatic relations with China, was exemplary not only in his understanding of international affairs but in his record of service without seeking the spotlight.

31 Aug 2018 - 6:18PM

Chi Wang says the former US president, who normalised diplomatic relations with China, was exemplary not only in his understanding of international affairs but in his record of service without seeking the spotlight.

What Jimmy Carter can teach leaders in the era of Trump about relations with China and humble service
Whoever wins the war, less trade between China and the US means both nations are losers

The tariff storm ignited by the US president will hurt both economies without addressing the real causes of their trade imbalance. Worse, by reducing trade, it will exacerbate tensions in other areas of the bilateral relationship.

22 Aug 2018 - 4:54AM

The tariff storm ignited by the US president will hurt both economies without addressing the real causes of their trade imbalance. Worse, by reducing trade, it will exacerbate tensions in other areas of the bilateral relationship.

Whoever wins the war, less trade between China and the US means both nations are losers
Opinion | As US fears of China grow hotter, those with Chinese backgrounds face the coldest war yet

Fears in the US over the threat that China presents is creating a situation unseen since the thaw in relations in 1972, and Chinese students, Chinese experts and even Chinese-Americans are beginning to feel like they don’t belong there.

30 Jul 2018 - 12:50PM

Fears in the US over the threat that China presents is creating a situation unseen since the thaw in relations in 1972, and Chinese students, Chinese experts and even Chinese-Americans are beginning to feel like they don’t belong there.

As US fears of China grow hotter, those with Chinese backgrounds face the coldest war yet
China will become a dangerous competitor in science and technology if the US treats it like one

If the US sees Chinese graduate students as a threat to its scientific and technological knowledge, and seeks to lock them out, Beijing will react by blocking opportunities for collaboration and ultimately leave the US behind.

20 Jun 2018 - 2:16AM

If the US sees Chinese graduate students as a threat to its scientific and technological knowledge, and seeks to lock them out, Beijing will react by blocking opportunities for collaboration and ultimately leave the US behind.

China will become a dangerous competitor in science and technology if the US treats it like one
Opinion | Trump’s policy on Taiwan could turn the island into just another US colony as China’s threats achieve little

China’s hardline stance on Taiwan, backed up by little action, is pushing the island further into the US’ sphere of influence.

11 Jun 2018 - 10:59PM

China’s hardline stance on Taiwan, backed up by little action, is pushing the island further into the US’ sphere of influence.

Trump’s policy on Taiwan could turn the island into just another US colony as China’s threats achieve little
With America in retreat and China on the rise, is a cold war on the way? 

While Trump’s isolationist approach to international relations sets him far apart from Xi, with his ambitious plans to expand China’s reach, the two are strikingly similar in one aspect: their need for power.

20 May 2018 - 10:28PM

While Trump’s isolationist approach to international relations sets him far apart from Xi, with his ambitious plans to expand China’s reach, the two are strikingly similar in one aspect: their need for power.

With America in retreat and China on the rise, is a cold war on the way? 
After Emmanuel Macron’s speech to US Congress, why not have Xi Jinping next?

Considering the paramount importance of the Sino-US relationship, why shouldn’t the Chinese president be extended the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress?

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Considering the paramount importance of the Sino-US relationship, why shouldn’t the Chinese president be extended the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress?

After Emmanuel Macron’s speech to US Congress, why not have Xi Jinping next?
The Vatican should work with Beijing to unify Catholics in China

Negotiations are a long and continuing process and, despite accusations of moral compromise, official relations with Beijing are the best way for the Vatican to serve all of China’s Catholics.

18 Mar 2018 - 7:50PM

Negotiations are a long and continuing process and, despite accusations of moral compromise, official relations with Beijing are the best way for the Vatican to serve all of China’s Catholics.

The Vatican should work with Beijing to unify Catholics in China
Xi Jinping’s strong leadership style has its risks, but also advantages

The Chinese president’s move to abolish term limits has earned criticism abroad, and even in China. However, Xi’s leadership is unlikely to bring about the instability that Mao’s did

8 Mar 2018 - 6:33PM

The Chinese president’s move to abolish term limits has earned criticism abroad, and even in China. However, Xi’s leadership is unlikely to bring about the instability that Mao’s did

Xi Jinping’s strong leadership style has its risks, but also advantages
China’s reunification dream will remain out of reach as long as Taiwanese feel they don’t belong

Xi Jinping should focus on cultivating friendship and understanding and avoid threats towards Taiwan, to avoid hardening people’s resentment.

22 Feb 2018 - 7:33PM

Xi Jinping should focus on cultivating friendship and understanding and avoid threats towards Taiwan, to avoid hardening people’s resentment.

China’s reunification dream will remain out of reach as long as Taiwanese feel they don’t belong
Was Trump’s state-of-the-union speech his 2020 campaign audition?

US President Donald Trump’s state-of-the-union speech was a masterfully crafted attempt to unify the nation, by couching controversies in patriotism and casting his personal vision as the national dream.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

US President Donald Trump’s state-of-the-union speech was a masterfully crafted attempt to unify the nation, by couching controversies in patriotism and casting his personal vision as the national dream.

Was Trump’s state-of-the-union speech his 2020 campaign audition?
Overseas Chinese contributed to China’s development before – and can do so again

Generations of overseas Chinese supported each other and the country during tough times, and this is something the younger generation – and President Xi Jinping – should remember amid calls for ‘national rejuvenation’.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Generations of overseas Chinese supported each other and the country during tough times, and this is something the younger generation – and President Xi Jinping – should remember amid calls for ‘national rejuvenation’.

Overseas Chinese contributed to China’s development before – and can do so again
As China grows stronger, can a divided America find the leader it badly needs?

The US now more than ever needs a leader who is humble and respected by all, and can breathe new life into the American dream – the way Xi Jinping has united a people behind the Chinese dream.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The US now more than ever needs a leader who is humble and respected by all, and can breathe new life into the American dream – the way Xi Jinping has united a people behind the Chinese dream.

As China grows stronger, can a divided America find the leader it badly needs?
Why Jimmy Carter should be Trump’s messenger of peace on North Korea
Can Xi Jinping’s corruption battle in China place the people above the Communist Party?

While the Chinese president’s sweeping anti-graft campaign has already felled over a million tigers and flies, the real long-term test is to root out the culture of corruption, updating people’s values to those that befit a more prosperous nation

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

While the Chinese president’s sweeping anti-graft campaign has already felled over a million tigers and flies, the real long-term test is to root out the culture of corruption, updating people’s values to those that befit a more prosperous nation

Can Xi Jinping’s corruption battle in China place the people above the Communist Party?
The friendship between Trump and Xi is a boon for US-China relations, whatever the US media says

The US president’s embrace of Xi Jinping’s welcome in Beijing reflects a personal warmth sorely missing in bilateral ties, bringing hope for more substantive cooperation to come

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The US president’s embrace of Xi Jinping’s welcome in Beijing reflects a personal warmth sorely missing in bilateral ties, bringing hope for more substantive cooperation to come

The friendship between Trump and Xi is a boon for US-China relations, whatever the US media says
The Trump White House needs capable China hands to guide its US foreign policy

If the US leader’s unexpected friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping is to result in a warmer bilateral relationship, Trump needs more in-depth understanding of China than his team can currently provide.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

If the US leader’s unexpected friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping is to result in a warmer bilateral relationship, Trump needs more in-depth understanding of China than his team can currently provide.

The Trump White House needs capable China hands to guide its US foreign policy
Why the US is no threat to China, but a remilitarised Japan, led by Shinzo Abe, may well be
Xi Jinping, the face of rising China, is the strong leader it needs

Momentous changes in China’s recent history have, in each case, taken place under the stewardship of a powerful leader. Xi is just the man to take the country forward in its quest now for global influence.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Momentous changes in China’s recent history have, in each case, taken place under the stewardship of a powerful leader. Xi is just the man to take the country forward in its quest now for global influence.

Xi Jinping, the face of rising China, is the strong leader it needs