China–United States relations

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‘Open lines of communication’ are crucial to improving relations with Beijing, Amb Nicholas Burns says

US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns was in the room this week when Secretary of State Antony Blinken sat down with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Amb. Burns spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about Taiwan, Ukraine and why US and Chinese military leaders have stopped talking to one another.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, visits the community of Guyuanxiang in the Tianshan District in Urumqi in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 

US companies reexamine supply chains under new law against Uyghur forced labor

Human rights
Screenshot of a soldier from the war epic "Battle at Lake Changjin"

Chinese blockbuster war film salutes China’s military might and heroism

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A fresh call for ‘pingpong diplomacy’ on the 50th anniversary of the first US-China games

Foreign policy
Pairs of individuals hug each other at an airport with their luggage on their shoulders and near their bodies

‘You can’t just break up’: US-China tensions add stress for binational couples

US-China relations
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Was the US sleeping through China’s rise?

Conflict & Justice

If the US can’t take care of itself in times of major crisis, how exactly is it supposed to “beat” China in global competition?

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Jon Huntsman: ‘Stakes are high’ for US-China relationship

Foreign policy

Former US Ambassador Jon Huntsman speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about the deterioration of relations between China and the US. 

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US-China relationship headed toward ‘permanent lasting rupture,’ analyst says

Foreign policy

The US-China relationship is on course for a “prolonged rivalry,” Jude Blanchette, a China scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies tells The World.

Democrats on stage behind podiums for a debate

Candidates lay out China policy in Democratic debate

Foreign policy

Seven presidential contenders faced off in California for the final Democratic debate before heading into the new year. One topic came up that really hadn’t before: China. Bonnie Glaser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies spoke with The World about implications.

Trump-Xi phase one trade deal

US-China trade deal: 3 fundamental issues remain unresolved


Is the US-China “phase one” trade deal the end of the trade war? Don’t count on it.