Stephen Orlins

Stephen Orlins

Stephen Orlins is president of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and was previously managing director of Carlyle Asia, chairman of the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications, and president of Lehman Brothers Asia. He was a member of the State Department legal team that helped establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, is fluent in Mandarin and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Latest from Stephen Orlins

Opinion | How the US can craft a bold and positive China agenda that benefits all Americans

Revoke tariffs, revisit curbs on Chinese people, companies and media, engage constructively on human rights and international norms, fine-tune Taiwan policy – and ditch confrontation. The US should not understate the benefits that constructive engagement brought to the American people.

Revoke tariffs, revisit curbs on Chinese people, companies and media, engage constructively on human rights and international norms, fine-tune Taiwan policy – and ditch confrontation. The US should not understate the benefits that constructive engagement brought to the American people.

How the US can craft a bold and positive China agenda that benefits all Americans
31 Jul 2021 - 3:50AM
Opinion | How Joe Biden’s America and China can turn the page on a rocky relationship

Biden should undo Trump’s needlessly confrontational damage to the bilateral relationship – on condition that China takes equivalent steps back. The deep causes of US-China friction will remain but an easing of tension will give both governments space to re-engage.

Biden should undo Trump’s needlessly confrontational damage to the bilateral relationship – on condition that China takes equivalent steps back. The deep causes of US-China friction will remain but an easing of tension will give both governments space to re-engage.

How Joe Biden’s America and China can turn the page on a rocky relationship
14 Jan 2021 - 2:07AM
Opinion | US-China strategic competition has worsened the impact of the coronavirus, harming the people of both nations. It needs to stop

The US should recognise that its designation of China as a strategic competitor creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. Would Beijing be more or less willing to listen to a partner or strategic competitor regarding issues such as Hong Kong?

The US should recognise that its designation of China as a strategic competitor creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. Would Beijing be more or less willing to listen to a partner or strategic competitor regarding issues such as Hong Kong?

US-China strategic competition has worsened the impact of the coronavirus, harming the people of both nations. It needs to stop
21 May 2020 - 3:16AM
As US-China strategic rivalry heats up, don’t forget the successes of engagement

Warnings from the Trump administration about China as a strategic competitor ignore the progress that has been made and the benefits trade has brought to the US economy.

Warnings from the Trump administration about China as a strategic competitor ignore the progress that has been made and the benefits trade has brought to the US economy.

As US-China strategic rivalry heats up, don’t forget the successes of engagement
9 Jun 2018 - 1:00AM