David Lampton

David M. Lampton, chaired professor and director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS, is chairman of The Asia Foundation and past president of the National Committee on US-China Relations. The founding director of the American Enterprise Institute and the Nixon Centre’s China Studies programme, he is also the author of Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping.
David Lampton
David M. Lampton, chaired professor and director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS, is chairman of The Asia Foundation and past president of the National Committee on US-China Relations. The founding director of the American Enterprise Institute and the Nixon Centre’s China Studies programme, he is also the author of Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping.

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Opinion | The US has a role to play in the escalating Hong Kong crisis – as a moderating force

Washington is not the ‘black hand’ Beijing believes it to be. But neither should it wash its hands of the crisis, as Trump has apparently done. However limited its role, the US should be urging restraint on all sides and highlighting the credible repercussions beyond Hong Kong of any crackdown on the protests.

14 Aug 2019 - 3:26AM

Washington is not the ‘black hand’ Beijing believes it to be. But neither should it wash its hands of the crisis, as Trump has apparently done. However limited its role, the US should be urging restraint on all sides and highlighting the credible repercussions beyond Hong Kong of any crackdown on the protests.

The US has a role to play in the escalating Hong Kong crisis – as a moderating force
When Trump visits China, avoiding the worst may be the best we can hope for

The flaws of the Trump presidency will show in the anticipated meeting with his powerful and astute Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and major issues of contention are unlikely to be resolved

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The flaws of the Trump presidency will show in the anticipated meeting with his powerful and astute Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and major issues of contention are unlikely to be resolved

When Trump visits China, avoiding the worst may be the best we can hope for
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump still need to find a strategic footing
The challenge of being an ‘old friend of China’
For China and the rest of Asia, a Trump presidency is too big an unknown
Three perspectives to stop the Sino-US strategic drift
China and the US must get their strategic relationship right
How will Xi Jinping measure up to the Deng Xiaoping yardstick?

Deng Xiaoping cast a long shadow. How can we understand his legacy in ways that inform our assessment of Xi Jinping, without reaching premature closure on Xi's still developing record?

22 Aug 2014 - 3:30AM

Deng Xiaoping cast a long shadow. How can we understand his legacy in ways that inform our assessment of Xi Jinping, without reaching premature closure on Xi's still developing record?

How will Xi Jinping measure up to the Deng Xiaoping yardstick?
The 'stealth' normalisation of US-China ties