The APLN China-US-Asia Dialogue examines the growing perception gap between China and the United States – the divergent understandings of a wide range of basic factual issues that lead to deepening mistrust and increasingly pessimistic interpretations of each other’s strategic intent. Bringing together experts from China, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific to debate this phenomenon, including by encouraging self-reflection on how policies and practices might have contributed to it, the project’s goal is to craft a series of practical proposals to help close the gap.
The Constructive Role of Scholarship in the China-US Relationship
Jian Junbo draws attention to an important but under-addressed element in US-China relations: the role of scholars.
Enduring Misperceptions: A Critical View of China-US ‘Decoupling’
Rukmani Gupta assesses the evolving narratives and misperceptions around 'economic decoupling' between the United States and China.
The Perception Gap and the China-US Relationship
Tong Zhao argues that the growing perception gap between the United States and China could lead to more consequential outcomes than the Ukraine war.
Track-2 and Track-1.5 US-China Strategic Nuclear Dialogues: Lessons Learned
David Santoro argues that US-China Track 1.5 and Track 2 strategic nuclear dialogues should focus on concrete issues.
US-Soviet Top-Down Trust-Building: Lessons for the US-China Relationship
Yu Tiejun analyses the processes and lessons for China of three US-Soviet cases of top-down trust-building during the Cold War.
The China-US-Asia Dialogue
The China-US-Asia Dialogue is aimed at devising pragmatic policy recommendations for decision-makers and policy communities across the Asia-Pacific, and Washington and Beijing in particular.