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Do Republicans and Democrats Want a Cold War with China?

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

For the first time in nearly two decades, a majority of Americans describe the development of China as a world power as a critical threat to the United States.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
Public Opinion

US Experts Consider China a Shifting and India a Stable Friend to Russia

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Both Russia and China face increasingly confrontational relations with the United States, as a result the countries have increased ties with each other.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping shaking hands on July 26, 2018.
The Kremlin
Defense and Security

Cooperation and Hedging: Comparing US and South Korean Views of China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Chicago Council and Asan Institute surveys conducted in 2019 find that both South Koreans and Americans see a strengthened US-ROK alliance as an asset in dealing with China, suggesting that Washington and Seoul can afford to strengthen coordination between their policies toward China.​

National flags outside of the United Nations.
Public Opinion

Public Prefers Cooperation and Engagement with China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

A February 2019 poll found most Americans describe the United States and China as rivals (63%) rather than partners (32%).

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CDC Global
Public Opinion

Americans Favor US-China Trade, Split Over Tariffs

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

This survey indicates that Americans broadly support engaging in trade with China, but are split along partisan lines on how to engage in that trade.

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CDC Global
Public Opinion

Public and Opinion Leaders' Views on US-China Trade War

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

According to foreign policy leader surveys concerns about a potential trade war between the US and China are widespread.

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CDC Global
Global Economy, Trade and Business

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development

China Not Yet Seen as a Threat by the American Public

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

The Trump administration’s active efforts to portray China as a bad international actor will further heighten tensions between the two countries, but as of yet, the American public does not yet see China as an urgent threat to national security.

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CDC Global
Public Opinion

How China Sees North Korea: Three Critical Moments in History and Future Directions

RESEARCH
Report by Patricia Kim

Securing Beijing’s cooperation on denuclearizing North Korea requires a clear understanding of Chinese strategic thinking on the Korean Peninsula.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
Global Politics

China’s Maritime Challenge in the South China Sea: Options for US Responses

RESEARCH
Policy Brief

China’s growth in naval power is proceeding at a remarkable rate and foreshadows a change in the regional maritime balance of power. The United States will move from being the preeminent naval power in the region to one that China challenges, if not overtakes, over time.

USA and China flags.
CDC Global
Defense and Security