Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations and
Prospects for Changes in China's Policy toward the U.S.
[Current Issues & Policies] No. 2020-19 (September 2020)
Dr. LEE Seong-hyon
Director, Center for Chinese Studies,
The Sejong Institute
The Trump administration is adding all-out pressure on China, including trade, technology, military, and even the student visas. It is also restricting Chinese diplomats’ access to American universities. Against the backdrop, attention is drawn to the fact that China’s Politburo member Yang Jiechi, State Councilor Wang Yi and Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, have all recently made similar public messages, stating that Beijing wishes to “return to normal” in its relations with Washington. Some media outlets hastily interpreted the three Chinese officials’ message to the U.S. as China’s gesture for “compromise." The key, however, is to discern whether the Chinese government’s message would indicate a shift in its policy toward the U.S.
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※ Translator’s note: This is a summarized unofficial translation of the original paper which was written in Korean. All references should be made to the original paper.
※ This article is written based on the author’s personal opinions and does not reflect the views of the Sejong Institute.