Chen Qi

Resident Scholar
Carnegie China
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Chen Qi is an expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy. Chen runs the center’s U.S.-China Track II dialogue.


Ph.D., Tsinghua University

M.A., Renmin University

B.A., Peking University


Chinese; English

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Chen Qi is a resident scholar at Carnegie China. An expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy, Chen runs the center’s U.S.-China Track II dialogue. This important research program sets the stage for communication and exchange between Chinese and American scholars on critical issues concerning the U.S.-China bilateral relationship and East Asian regional affairs, promotes understanding and trust among decision-makers on both sides, and contributes to the U.S.-China relationship and the stability of East Asia.

Chen is also a professor in Tsinghua’s Department of International Relations and currently serves as vice chair of the department. Additionally, he is the secretary general of China’s Community of Political Science and International Studies, and executive editor of the Chinese Journal of International Politics. He also served as a member of the United Nations Commission on Human Security partner countries expert group from 2006 to 2008.

Chen is the author of numerous publications, including Interference among States during Spring and Autumn Period (forthcoming), The Rise of China and the World Order (2011), and Containment and Appeasement (2004). He has also published several academic papers on international political economy and trade issues.

Chen was a visiting scholar in the United States at the University of Illinois Department of Political Science in 2005 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies in 2001.

  • U.S.-China Relations At the Forty Year Mark
    Q&A January 29, 2019 中文
    U.S.-China Relations at the Forty-Year Mark

    January 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Four Carnegie scholars—two American and two Chinese—assess the relationship today.

  • Cooperation Is the Best Way to Build a Bright Future for All
    Op-Ed China Daily April 11, 2018
    Cooperation Is the Best Way to Build a Bright Future for All

    Amid the escalating Sino-U.S. trade friction, Xi’s speech can be seen as creating a mediating space for potential negotiation between Beijing and Washington in order to prevent the global economy from suffering another big blow.

  • Op-Ed Global Times July 27, 2017
    The Contradictory Nature of Trump’s Trade Policies

    President Trump has promised to bring jobs and manufacturing back to the United States but his economics policies are in line with those of previous administrations.

  • July 26, 2017 中文
    U.S. and Chinese Scholars Take on the U.S.-China Economic Dialogue

    What are the outcomes of the dialogue and what are the implications for economic relations between the two countries? Six Scholars from China and the United States give their insights.

  • Op-Ed Global Times July 24, 2016
    Young Ambassadors Program Builds Sino-U.S. Trust for New Generation

    The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center’s Young Ambassadors Program was recognized at the 2016 U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange for its pioneering efforts to cultivate the next generation of global leaders.

  • Op-Ed THU 27 Center June 2, 2016 中文
    A Subtle Thaw in China-North Korea Relations

    A June 2016 meeting between Xi Jinping and North Korean government officials show that relations are warming between the two nations.

  • Q&A June 26, 2014 中文
    China’s First Trip to RIMPAC

    The world’s largest international maritime exercise, the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, is taking place from June 26 to August 1, 2014. Twenty-three countries are participating, including the United States, Japan, Australia, and, for the first time, China.

  • Article January 9, 2014 中文
    Competition and Cooperation in U.S.-China Relations

    As the United States and China engage in a new type of great-power relations, the primary challenge is the reality that the two countries are still competitors.

  • Q&A April 10, 2013 中文
    Mitigating Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

    Although tensions are mounting on the Korean peninsula, China is unlikely to fundamentally alter its North Korea policy.

  • March 9, 2016 Beijing
    U.S.-China Relations in 2016: A Critical Year

    While looking to deepen cooperation on global issues of common interest, the United States and China must identify effective approaches to dealing with international security challenges.

  • May 14, 2015 Beijing 中文
    The International Order: Present and Future

    The global order is going through a transition as the world’s center of gravity increasingly shifts toward Asia.

  • March 30, 2015 Beijing 中文
    The Influence of Asian Stakeholders in Washington

    Globalization and economic integration are enhancing the influence that stakeholders from Asian countries have in Washington DC.

  • September 19, 2014 Beijing 中文
    Globalization’s Effects on the International Community

    Globalization has integrated the global economy and lifted billions of people out of poverty. However, it has also dispersed global political power and has strained the existing world order.

  • January 6, 2014 Beijing
    International Consensus on Iran?

    The Joint Plan of Action signed between Iran and the P5+1 in Geneva in November 2013 marked a significant step in resolving the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. However, numerous questions remain about the implementation of the interim agreement.

  • November 4, 2013 Beijing
    China’s Evolving Foreign Policy and Implications for U.S.-China Relations

    During the first meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands Estate, Xi proposed the concept of a “new type of great-power relations” as a framework for the bilateral relationship. Since then, numerous questions still remain as to how this concept will play out.

  • October 31, 2012 Beijing 中文
    Overseas Investment and Engineering Services of China’s Petroleum Industry

    As China’s quest for natural resources grows more urgent, the country’s State Owned Enterprises are evolving their foreign investment strategy and expanding their geographical horizons.

  • June 14, 2012 Beijing
    Public Opinion and U.S.-China Relations

    Public opinion plays a strong, though different, role in the development of foreign policy in both China and the United States.

  • June 8, 2012 Beijing 中文
    Challenges in China’s Foreign Policy

    How China and the United States interact with each other and other states in the Asian-Pacific region will determine the future of this tenuous bilateral relationship.

  • May 17, 2012 Beijing 中文
    Iranian Nuclear Crisis: Mediation, Sanctions, or Force?

    Although a diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis is looking increasingly unlikely, the alternatives of sanctions or military force each have their own set of problems and implications for Chinese and U.S. relations with Iran.


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