Even in thinking that there is not a growing risk of Sino-U.S. conflict, the U.S. needs to keep an eye on the Taiwan Strait. The U.S. should be vigilant even if some scholars are claiming that Chinese President Xi Jinping will wait until 2049, the centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, to address the Taiwan issue.
John Pomfret: John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award - 17th Nov
The course of the twenty-first century will depend on how the United States and China manage their complicated relationship – and there is no better guide to the history of that relationship and scene-setter for the future than John Pomfret’s wonderful new book.
China may be mistaken in thinking it had done enough to address U.S. concerns, and Trump could find people disappointed at home he didn’t make more progress on items like market access and North Korea.