Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Documents - US-China
U.S. State Department, China and Human Trafficking, July 19, 2022
The U.S. State Department issues an annual report on human trafficking across the world, including in the U.S. In addition to the usual section on China, which in recent years has highlighted the detention of Uyghurs and others, the 2022 report included a special section on trafficking associated with China's Belt and Road Initiative.
PRC Foreign Ministry, Reality Check - Falsehoods in U.S. Perceptions of China, June 19, 2022
The Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China released this statement on June 19, 2022 to rebut a speech made by the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Antony J. Blinken, The (Biden) Administration's Approach to the People's Republic of China, May 26, 2022
U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken gave this policy address at George Washington University on May 26, 2022. The event was hosted by the Asia Society.
U.S. State Department, Human Rights in China 2021, April 12, 2022
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the release of the report. The U.S. State Department is required by U.S. laws to prepare reports on all United Nations members and to submit the reports each year to Congress. For many years, China's government has prepared an annual report on human rights in the United States.
PRC State Council Information Office, The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2021, February 28,2022
This report was released by the PRC State Council Information Office in February 2022.
Matthew Olsen, Countering Nation-State Threats, February 23, 2022
The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, Matthew Olsen, spoke on February 23, 2022. While emphasizing the size and persistence of the threat of the Chinese government, Olsen also announced the Department was ending its China Initiative. Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the initiative on November 1, 2018. Olsen spoke at George Mason University.
PRC Foreign Ministry, The State of Democracy in the United States, Dec. 5, 2021
U.S. President Joseph Biden called for "a summit on democracy." 110 governments were invited to participate, but China and Russia were among those not included. The Chinese and Russian ambassadors published a joint op-ed in response. A few days later, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published this report. In some respects it follows the ministry's reports on human rights in the United States (also available at the USCI website).
Update - U.S. Dept. of Justice on Its China Initiative
Several months into the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Justice issued this update on its China Initiative. Matthew Olsen has replaced John Demers as Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Many remain critical of the initiative's design and implementation, though not of its intent to protect U.S. intellectual property and national security. The page below reproduces (with some editorial notes) the DOJ report.
US-China governments, Virtual Summit between Xi Jinping and Joseph Biden, Nov. 15, 2021
U.S. White House, Readout on the Virtual Summit
U.S. Industry Organizations, Letter to Biden administration on US-China affairs, Nov. 12, 2021
A list of the groups joining the letter is at the bottom.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.