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In the past four years, China-US relations went into free fall under the Trump administration.

If the two countries can perceive their competition rationally, there is ample space to maneuver and avoid the so-called Thucydides Trap Zhang Baijia, former deputy director of the Party History Research Center of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and a current member of the academic committee of the Strategy and Security Research Center of Tsinghua University in Beijing

Rather than resorting to knee-jerk reactions to comments made by some political forces in the US, China should look at the bigger picture, focusing on factors that can shape the overall direction of the bilateral relationship Da Wei, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies of Tsinghua University, and professor at the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University

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The history of China-US relations tells us that the key to maintaining a stable bilateral relationship is to adopt a practical and rational approach and maintain effective dialogue and communication at all levels Diao Daming, adjunct fellow at the Center for International Security and Strategy of Tsinghua University and associate professor at the School of International Studies at the Renmin University of China in Beijing

If a similar crisis takes place, it would be a serious challenge for the two governments to defuse a potentially very dangerous situation amid media hysteria and strong nationalist sentiments in both countries Zhou Bo, former director of the Center for International Security Cooperation of China’s Defense Ministry, and senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University

While proposing that the US and Russia should reduce their nuclear arsenals, Biden may also demand that Russia and China stop increasing their stockpiles of nuclear warheads Li Bin, physicist and expert on nuclear disarmament, and professor of international relations at Tsinghua University