The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations has assembled a list of materials in written, audio, and video formats related to engagement with China. All the materials are authored or prepared by U.S. citizens or organizations (including government entities) residing in the United States.

Materials have been organized into the following sections. Please click on a section to view its materials, which are listed in reverse order by date issued or published:

This bibliography will be updated on a regular basis. The National Committee welcomes comments from the public via email, including suggestions for the inclusion of additional material. Please send relevant hyperlinks to Any additions or deletions shall be made at the discretion of the National Committee.

FOOTNOTE: The National Committee takes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the list or the presence or absence of any item on the list. The views expressed in each item are the views of the author, or the person(s) quoted in such item; the National Committee takes no responsibility for any of the views expressed and makes no claim of ownership or interest, including copyright in any of the listed items.

U.S. Government Reports & Documents

Congressional Research Service. China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States. June 25, 2019.

Senate Armed Services Committee. FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Summary. June 12, 2019.

Department of Defense. Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Preparedness, Partnerships, and Promoting a Networked Region. June 1, 2019.

U.S. Trade Representative. 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program. March 2019.

House Armed Services Committee. “Written Statement for the Record of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.” March 26, 2019.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. China: The Risk to Academia. February 15, 2019.

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. January 29, 2019.

National Institutes of Health. Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group for Foreign Influences on Research Integrity. December 2018.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. 2018 Report to Congress: Executive Summary and Recommendations. November 2018.

Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Annual Report 2018. October 8, 2018.

The White House. “Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China.” October 4, 2018.

U.S. Trade Representative. 2018 Trade Policy Agenda and 2017 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program. March 2018.

House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. “Strategic Competition with China.” Hearing, February 15, 2018.

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. February 13, 2018.

Department of Defense. Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America: Sharpening the American Military’s Competitive Edge. January 19, 2018.

The White House. National Security Strategy of the United States of America. December 2017.

Non-governmental Reports

Stephanie Segal and Dylan Gerstel. Research Collaboration in an Era of Strategic Competition. September 17, 2019.

US-China Business Council. 2019 State Export Report: Goods and Services Exports by U.S. States to China Over the Past Decade. July 2019.

Jonathan D. Pollack and Jeffrey A. Bader. Looking Before We Leap: Weighing the Risks of U.S.-China Disengagement. July 2019.

International Monetary Fund. 2019 External Sector Report: The Dynamics of External Adjustment. July 2019.

Orville Schell and Susan Shirk. Course Correction: Toward an Effective and Sustainable China Policy (Report of the Task Force on U.S.-China Policy). February 12, 2019.

Larry Diamond and Orville Schell, ed. China’s Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance (Report of the Working Group on Chinese Influence Activities in the United States). November 29, 2018.

Materials Issued by Universities & Educational Institutions

Columbia University. “No, I Won’t Start Spying on my Foreign-born Students.” (Op-ed by President Lee C. Bollinger). The Washington Post. August 30, 2019.

University of Wisconsin-Madison. “UW’s Relationship with China.” (Statement by Chancellor Rebecca Blank). August 22, 2019.

University of Kansas. “Protecting our Research Enterprise.” (Statement by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod). August 21, 2019.

Carnegie Mellon University. “The Importance of Being an Open, Global and Secure Research University.” (Statement by President Farnham Jahanian). August 15, 2019.

Pen America. “Statement in Response to Report the FBI is Urging Universities to Monitor Chinese Students and Scholars.” August 12, 2019.

Peter McPherson and Mary Sue Coleman. “We Must Have Both.” (President of Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and President of Association of American Universities, respectively). Inside Higher Ed. August 5, 2019.

University of Pittsburgh. “In Support of Global Engagement.” (Statement by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher). July 22, 2019.

California Institute of Technology. “Our International Community of Scholars.” (Statement by President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Provost David A. Tirrell). July 11, 2019.

The Johns Hopkins University. “Supporting Our International Scholars and Students.” (Statement by President Ronald J. Daniels, Provost Sunil Kumar, and Dean of Medical Faculty Paul B. Rothman). July 9, 2019.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Letter to the MIT community: Immigration is a Kind of Oxygen.” (Statement by President L. Rafael Reif). June 25, 2019.

Columbia University. “A Letter to the Columbia Engineering Community.” (Statement by Dean of Engineering Mary Boyce). June 14, 2019.

Case Western Reserve University. “A Statement by the President and Provost.” (Statement by President Barbara Snyder and Provost Ben Vinson). June 11, 2019.

University of Chicago. “International Scholarship.” (Statement by President Robert Zimmer). June 10, 2019.

University of Maryland. “UMD’s Commitment to International Collaborations and the International Community on Campus.” (Statement by President Wallace Loh). May 30, 2019.

Yale University. “Yale’s Steadfast Commitment to Our International Students and Scholars.” (Statement by President Peter Salovey). May 23, 2019.

Rice University. “Message to the Rice Community.” (Statement by President David Leebron). May 17, 2019.

University of Delaware. “Our Commitment to International Scholarship.” (Statement by President Dennis Assanis and Provost Robin Morgan). May 10, 2019.

University of California, Davis. “Reaffirming Commitment to Our International Community.” (Statement by Chancellor Gary May). April 22, 2019.

University of Michigan. “Statement at Regents Meeting on U.S.-China Research Collaborations.” (Statement by President Mark Schlissel). March 28, 2019.

Harvard University. “The Pursuit of Truth and the Mission of the University.” (Speech by President Lawrence Bacow at Peking University). March 20, 2019.

Stanford University. “In Support of Our Community.” (Statement by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell). March 7, 2019.

University of California, Berkeley. “Reaffirming Our Support for Berkeley’s International Community.” (Statement by Chancellor Carol Christ and Provost Paul Alivisatos). February 21, 2019.

Materials Issued by Corporations & Business Organizations

Nature Research Bioengineering Community. “Chinese Scientists and U.S. Leadership in the Life Sciences.” August 21, 2019.

Jesse Newman. “Farmers Built a Soybean Export Empire Around China. Now They’re Fighting to Save It.” The Wall Street Journal. July 4, 2019.

Semiconductor Industry Association, in Jenny Leonard and Ian King. “How U.S. Chipmakers Pressed Trump to Ease China’s Huawei Ban.” Bloomberg. July 1, 2019.

Target Corporation. “Re: USTR-2019-0004.” June 17, 2019.

Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo of America Inc., and Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. “Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301.” June 17, 2019.

Apple Inc. “Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301.” June 17, 2019.

Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. “Letter to President Donald J. Trump.” June 13, 2019.

Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America. “Letter to President Donald J. Trump.” May 20, 2019.

Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. “U.S. Businesses Speak Out on Administration’s 25% Tariff Increase as They Brace for Impact.” May 10, 2019.

Americans for Prosperity. “Businesses React to ‘Catastrophic’ Tariff Announcement.” May 9, 2019.

Articles & Op-Eds

Ali Wyne. “Beyond Hawks and Doves: A Better Way to Debate U.S.-China Policy.” ChinaFile. September 18, 2019.

Rosie Levine et al. “Why Is the FBI Investigating Americans Who Study in China?” ChinaFile. September 13, 2019.

Neil Thomas. “Matters of Record: Relitigating Engagement with China.” Macro Polo. September 3, 2019.

Greg Ip. “Has America’s China Backlash Gone Too Far?” The Wall Street Journal. August 28, 2019.

Ellen Nakashima. “Generational Clash Emerges Among U.S. experts in China Policy Debate.” The Washington Post. August 17, 2019.

Anja Manuel. “The West Needs a Positive Response to China’s Technology Challenge.” Financial Times. August 14, 2019.

Kenneth Jarrett. “U.S.-China Trade War Moves to the Trenches.” Hinrich Foundation. August 6, 2019.

Kurt M. Campbell and Jake Sullivan. “Competition Without Catastrophe: How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist with China.” Foreign Affairs. August 1, 2019.

Susan A. Thornton and Ryan L. Hass. “Order from Chaos: On Hong Kong, the U.S. Must Find its Voice.” The Brookings Institution. July 30, 2019.

Ana Swanson. “A New Red Scare Is Reshaping Washington.” The New York Times. July 20, 2019.

Peter Waldman. “U.S. Targeting of Chinese Scientists Fuels a Brain Drain.” Bloomberg. July 18, 2019.

Greg Robb. “China Not a Trade Villain, IMF says.” MarketWatch. July 17, 2019.

Scott Moore. “The Abyss Is Opening under China-U.S. Relations.” Foreign Policy. July 17, 2019.

Frank Wu. “Attacking Chinese on Our Campuses Only Hurts America.” Inside Higher Ed. July 15, 2019.

Susan A. Thornton. “That New Consensus on China? It’s Wrong.” Bloomberg. July 7, 2019.

Graham Allison. “Could the United States and China be Rivalry Partners?” The National Interest. July 7, 2019.

M. Taylor Fravel, J. Stapleton Roy, Michael D. Swaine, Susan A. Thornton and Ezra F. Vogel. “Making China a U.S. Enemy is Counterproductive” (the “Open Letter”). The Washington Post. July 3, 2019.

Responses to the Open Letter:

Scott Kennedy. “Is China a Strategic Partner or Rival Power?” The Washington Post. July 2, 2019.

Susan A. Thornton. “Is American Diplomacy with China Dead?” The Foreign Service Journal. July 2019.

Alastair Iain Johnston. “The Failures of the ‘Failure of Engagement’ with China.” The Washington Quarterly. June 28, 2019.

Jeffrey Sachs. “China is Not the Source of Our Economic Problems—Corporate Greed Is.” CNN. May 27, 2019.

Stephen S. Roach. “Japan Then, China Now.” Project Syndicate. May 27, 2019.

Nouriel Roubini. “The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War.” Project Syndicate. May 20, 2019.

Kelly Magsamen and Melanie M. Hart. “Here’s What a Progressive China Strategy Would Look Like.” Foreign Policy. May 10, 2019.

Xiaoyu Pu. “What Might be Lost as China and the U.S. Make it Harder for Scholars to Travel Back and Forth?” The Washington Post. May 1, 2019.

Stephen S. Roach. “America’s False Narrative on China.” Project Syndicate. April 26, 2019.

Melanie M. Hart and Kelly Magsamen. “Limit, Leverage, and Compete: A New Strategy on China.” Center for American Progress. April 3, 2019.

Stephen S. Roach. “Misreading China’s Strength.” Project Syndicate. February 24, 2019.

Hal Brands and Zack Cooper. “After the Responsible Stakeholder, What? Debating America’s China Strategy.” Texas National Security Review. February 20, 2019.

Orville Schell. “Q&A: Orville Schell on the State of U.S.-China Relations.” Asia Society. February 4, 2019.

Andrew S. Erickson. “Competitive Coexistence: An American Concept for Managing U.S.-China Relations.” The National Interest. January 30, 2019.

Daniel H. Rosen and Scott Kennedy. “Building a Better Deal with China.” Center for Strategic & International Studies. January 28, 2019.

Michael D. Swaine. “A Relationship Under Extreme Duress: U.S.-China Relations at a Crossroads.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. January 16, 2019.

John Pomfret. “Engagement with China is Failing. Time for ‘Constructive Vigilance.’” The Washington Post. November 28, 2018.

Lorand Laskai and Samm Sacks. “The Right Way to Protect America’s Innovation Advantage.” Foreign Affairs. October 23, 2018.

Chang Chiu and Thomas E. Kellogg. “Banning Chinese Students is Not in the U.S. National Interest.” ChinaFile. October 5, 2018.

Wang Jisi et al. “Did America Get China Wrong? The Engagement Debate.” Foreign Affairs. June 14, 2018.

Stephen A. Orlins. “As U.S.-China Strategic Rivalry Heats up, Don’t Forget the Successes of Engagement.” South China Morning Post. June 9, 2018.

Daniel H. Rosen. “Is a Trade War the Only Option? An Alternative Approach to Taking On China.” Foreign Affairs. March 20, 2018.

Charles Edel et al. “Is American Policy Toward China Due for a ‘Reckoning’?” (Responses to Campbell and Ratner, “China Reckoning”). ChinaFile. February 15, 2018.

Kurt M. Campbell and Ely Ratner. “The China Reckoning: How Beijing Defied American Expectations.” Foreign Affairs. February 13, 2018.


Sinica Podcast. “A Voice of Reason within the Beltway: Ryan Hass vs. the So-called Bipartisan Consensus.” (Conversation with Ryan Hass and Kaiser Kuo). June 20, 2019.

ChinaEconTalk Podcast. “The Future of U.S.-China Economic Relations: The Case for Change.” (Conversation with Melanie Hart and Jordan Schneider). May 22, 2019.

Sinica Podcast. “Samm Sacks on the U.S.-China Tech Relationship.” (Conversation with Samm Sacks and Kaiser Kuo). March 28, 2019.

US-China Business Council and Sinica Podcast. “Live from the US-China Business Council: The Bilateral Trade Relationship in 2019.” (Conversation with Tim Stratford and Craig Allen). February 7, 2019.

Sinica Podcast. “The U.S. and China: Cold War, or Hot Air?” (Conversation with Ali Wayne and Kaiser Kuo). January 24, 2019.

Jaw-Jaw Podcast. “How America Got China Wrong.” (Conversation with Ely Ratner and Brad Carson). January 22, 2019.


C-SPAN. U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Panel 1. September 4, 2019.

The Aspen Institute. “Can American Business Succeed in China?” (Conversation with Anja Manuel, Stephen A. Orlins, Tom Pritzker, Edward Luce). July 18, 2019.

Bloomberg. “U.S.-China Positions Have Hardened, Says National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.” (Interview with Stephen A. Orlins). July 10, 2019.

Bloomberg. “Former USTR Hills Says U.S., China Leaders Should Meet Regularly.” (Interview with Carla A. Hills). July 10, 2019.

Bloomberg. “Dohner: Backing Away from Extreme Positions Could Make Progress on Trade Deal.” (Interview with Robert Dohner). July 10, 2019.

Council on Foreign Relations. “A Conversation with Christopher Wray.” April 26, 2019.

The Brookings Institution. “The End of U.S. Engagement with China?” March 7, 2018.

Council on Foreign Relations. “The Future of U.S.-China Relations.” (Conversation with Elizabeth C. Economy, Stephen A. Orlins, and Ely Ratner). February 19, 2019.

Asia Society. “Course Correction: Toward an Effective and Sustainable China Policy.” (Report of the Task Force on U.S.-China Policy). February 13, 2019.

Hoover Institution. “Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance.” (Report of the Working Group on Chinese Influence Activities in the United States). November 29, 2018.

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Testimony by FBI Director Christopher Wray. February 13, 2018.