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US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on China-US Relations


Members of the Council community join Ambassador Burns for insights into the current state of the China-US relationship.

Ambassador Burns on screen in conversation with Fay Hartog Levin

China's Influence in Latin America

Hart Program Series

A panel of experts discusses rising Chinese presence in Latin America and what it means for politics and economics throughout the region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening ceremony of China-CELAC in Beijing in 2015.

Commentary & Analysis

Unpacking Xi Jinping's Visit to Saudi Arabia

In the News
Elizabeth Shackelford

"I imagine part of this is to demonstrate at home to his domestic audience that he's doing big things for the Chinese people," Elizabeth Shackelford says.

Elizabeth Shackelford speaks on CNBC Global Politics

China, Xi Face Risks With Response to White Paper Protests

Global Insight by Chris Morris

The softening of COVID lockdowns in response to protests is a rare victory for popular pressure in China and could have unexpected consequences, argues Chris Morris.

Police at a protest in Beijing. November 2022
Global Health


US Arms Sales Reveal Discord in Taiwan's Defense Strategy

Report by Ethan Kessler

Washington has started selling arms that serve a "porcupine" defense strategy to Taiwan. Whether Taipei fully embraces this new approach remains to be seen.

a ship in the waters near Taiwan
Wang Yu Ching
US Foreign Policy

American Views of China Remain at Record Lows

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

With Xi Jinping poised to receive a third term at the 20th Party Congress, American opinion of China has never been worse.

Visitors walk past an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding a ballot, at an exhibition titled "Forging Ahead in the New Era" during an organised media tour ahead of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China
Public Opinion