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The U.S.-China relationship is arguably the world’s most important bilateral relationship. As the world’s two largest economies and two of the most populated countries in the world, the relationship between the two countries has an outsized effect not only on the United States and China, but on the entire global community. The two nations have never been more deeply intertwined, yet the bilateral relationship is at its lowest point in decades. Addressing issues integral to today’s relationship as well as topics that will be critical in the coming years and decades, the Bush China Foundation seeks to find ways to build a U.S.-China relationship that is functional, mutually beneficial and politically sustainable, notwithstanding the real and significant tensions and challenges in the bilateral relationship.


Exploring the U.S.-China Business Landscape with Tim Stratford

David Firestein speaks on CGTN’s “The Point”

Brookings: Toward Xi’s third term: China’s 20th Party Congress and beyond

The Hill: Who are the next generation of communist Chinese leaders?

The Cipher Brief: Biden’s Ravens: Leaders to Watch in 2022

SupChina Podcast: How do Chinese people view the United States?

BBC Newsday: US and Chinese leaders hold virtual summit

The Cipher Brief: How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Can Shape Diplomacy with the U.S.

Foreign Policy: Beijing’s Attempts to Intimidate Taiwan Have Backfired

U.S.-China Perception Monitor: Breaking down Wendy Sherman’s recent visit to China

Leadership Analysis: Understanding the Intentions and Actions of Global Leaders

Guangming Daily: Sound China-US Relations Bring Great Benefits to Both Countries and Beyond

The US Should Restore its Fulbright and Peace Corps Programs in China

Voice of America: David Firestein speaks on U.S.-China relations and the Biden Administration

David Firestein Speaks to Austin Rotary Club on “U.S.-China Relations 2021: Issues, Challenges and Prospects.”

David Firestein speaks at event on “Ping-Pong” Diplomacy and U.S.-China Relations

University of Georgia’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosts David Firestein on U.S.-China Relations

David Firestein speaks to Houston Rotary Club on the future of the U.S.-China relationship

David Firestein Speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta

The Hill: Biden should look to ‘Ostpolitik’ to negotiate with autocrats

David Firestein appears on McCuistion TV: “What do Americans need to know about China?”

Alaska meeting had bright spots, says US expert

SupChina Podcast: The past, present, and future of green finance in China

The Diplomat: What Do Chinese People Think of Developed Countries? 2021 Edition

Bush China Foundation Brief: Outlook for U.S.-China Cooperation

David Firestein and Da Wei on the Pacific Dialogue

Florence Fang Receives George H. W. Bush Award for Lifetime Achievement in U.S.-China Relations

David Firestein speaks on Stratfor’s Pen and Sword Podcast

An informative discussion with Lori Lundin of Voice of America and Bush China Foundation’s own David Firestein

US-China decoupling unfeasible: US expert
Global Times, 4 May 2020

To Help Save the US Economy – and Lives – End the China Tariffs Now
The Diplomat, 9 April 2020

Former President Jimmy Carter receives statesmanship award
ABC News, 6 June 2019