Key Cooperative Research Institute for Policy Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C (2022-2024)

WU Xinbo


WU Xinbo

Professor, Ph.D., Fudan University

Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University

Director, Center for American Studies, Fudan University

Research Interests: China's Foreign and Security Policy; Sino-U.S. Relations; Asia Pacific Politics and Security


Tel: 021-65642585; Fax: 021-65119567

Dr. WU is Professor and Dean, Institute of International Studies, and Director at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University.  He teaches and researches China’s foreign and security policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and U.S. Asia-Pacific policy.  Prof. Wu is the author of Dollar Diplomacy and Major Powers in China, 1909-1913 (Fudan University Press, 1997), Turbulent Water: US Asia-Pacific Security Strategy in the post-Cold War Era (Fudan University Press, 2006), Managing Crisis and Sustaining Peace between China and the United States (United States Institute of Peace, 2008), The New Landscape in Sino-U.S. Relations in the early 21st Century (Fudan University Press, 2011), and co-authored Asia-Pacific Regional Order in Transformation (Current Affairs Press, 2013), China and the Asia-Pacific Chess Game (Fudan University Press, 2017). His work has also appeared in English language journals such as International Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asian Survey as well as Chinese language journals published in China. He also contributed chapters to book volumes published by Stanford University Press, Columbia University Press, Oxford University Press, etc.

Dr. WU serves on the policy advisory board of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is on the editorial board of The Washington QuarterlyEuropean Journal of International Security and on the International Advisory Board of International Affairs. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk and served as its Vice-Chair (2012-13) and Chair (2013-14), and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics(2015-2016). He is currently a member on the Advisory Council of Asia Society Policy Institute, as well as a member of The Trilateral Commission. 

Dr. WU entered Fudan University in 1982 as an undergraduate student and received his B.A. in history in 1986.  In 1992, he got his Ph. D. in international relations from Fudan University.  In the same year, he joined the Center for American Studies, Fudan University.  In 1994, he spent one year at the George Washington University as a visiting scholar.  In the fall of 1997, he was a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University and the Henry Stimson Center in Washington DC. From January to August, 2000, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  From September 2006 to July 2007, he was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.  


America's Asia-Pacific Layout and Our Corresponding Strategy

China, America and the Changing Asia-Pacific Order

The New Tendencies and New Situations of  Sino-US Relationship after the Cold War

The Tendency of Sino-American Relationship

American Asia-pacific Security Strategy in the Post-Cold War era

BooksMonograph and Translation

 Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2020

       Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2019

       Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2018 

       Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2017

 Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2016

    China and the Asia-Pacific Chess Game

       Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2015   

       Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2014   

Strategic Report on Sino-U.S. Relations in 2013

The Asia-Pacific Order in Transition

New Landscape in Sino-U.S. Relations in the Early 21st Century

Turbulent Water: U.S. Asia-Pacific Security Strategy in the Post-Cold War Era

From Normalization to Renormalization: 20 Years of Sino-U.S.  Relations

Dollar Diplomacy and Major Powers in China

Chiang Kai-Shek's American Advisor - Owen Lattimore China Memoirs


        The China Challenge: Competitor or Order Transformer?

        On Sino-U.S. Strategic Competition

        Reconstructing China-U.S. Ties: Trump Administration’s Ambitions and Constraints

     Sino-U.S. Strategic Competition and Asia-Pacific Security   

        Competition-Oriented U.S. Policy toward China and Transformation of China-U.S. Relations   

        Paradigm Shifts in the Study of Sino-U.S. Relations in the Post-Cold War Era and Its Implications: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Sino-U.S. Diplomatic Normalization   

        Sino-U.S. Interactions in the Asia-Pacific and Construction of A Regional Community  

     China in search of a liberal partnership international order

  New Phase of the Trump Administration and U.S. Policy on China

  Constructive Engagement: China's Handling of Trump

  On the Major Transformation of the Asia-Pacific Regional Structure   

  Cooperation, competition and shaping the outlook: the United States and China’s neighbourhood diplomacy   

  Features and Trends of China-U.S. Relations in the New Normal Period   

  America's Rebalancing toward Aisa and the Construction of New Model of Sino-US Major-Country  

  On the New Normal of Sino-US Relationship   

Building a New Model of China-U.S. Relationship: Assessment and Proposal

The Developmental Model American Proud of Faces Challenge

Agenda for a New Great Power Relationship

The Obama Administration and Asia-Pacific Order

The Interestsand Strategics of China and U.S. in Asia-Pacific Region

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategy

Constructing Peace-Oriented Power in Chinese Diplomacy

Beijing's Wish List: A Wiser China Policy in President Obama's Second Term

Chinese Vision of the Future of China-U.S. Relations

The Spillover Effect of the ASEAN-Plus-Three Process on East Asian Security

Forging China–U.S. Partnership in the Twenty-First Century: Opportunities and Challenges

Barack Obama's Asia-Pacific Strategy

The Importance of  Facilitating Sound China-U.S. Interactions in the Asia-Pacific Region

Building Closer Ties: Economic Regionalism's Impact on Security

China and the United States: Core Interests, Common Interests, and Partnership

Understanding the Geopolitical Implications of the Global Financial Crisis

China’s International Orientation in the Fast- Changing International Situation

A New Landscapein China-U.S. Relations--In Commemoration of the 30'th Anniversary of The Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States

Reinternationalization of the China-U.S. Relations

Facilitating China's Rise as a Responsible Stake holder through Constructive Interactions

America's Response to China's Rising Influence in Asia

Chinese Perspectives on Building an East Asian Community in the Twenty-first Century

A New Landscapein China-U.S. Relations--In Commemoration of the 30'th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States

A Forward-Looking Partner in a Changing East Asia

America's Influence to Taiwan Affairs: the Current Situation and Tendency

Managing Crisisand Sustaining Peace between China and the United States

An Analysis of the Core concepts of the Bush Administrations

Understanding China and U.S. Crisis Behavior

The United States and the Integration of East Asia

How to Deal with Taiwan's political status issue?

The New Landscape in Sino-U.S. Economic and Trade Relations and Impact on BilateralTies

The Taiwan Issue: New Pattern of Interactions between China and the United States

The Orientation of American Asia-Pacific Security Strategy

The End of the Silver Lining: A Chinese View of the U.S.-Japanese Alliance

The Orientation of American Asia-Pacific Security Strategy

The Promise and Limitations of a Sino-U.S. Partnership

Response and Adjustment: Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1996 and US Policy Concerning Taiwan,

Japan and TMD of Northeast Asia

A Study of Clinton Administration's Asia-Pacific Security Strategy

The Bush Administration's Taiwan Policy in the Context of U.S. Asia-Pacific Security Strategy

The Bush Administration's Taiwan Policy in the Context of U.S. Asia-Pacific Security Strategy

Changes in U. S. Asian Security Strategy in the Early Post2 Cold War Years

A Study of Clinton Administration's Asia-Pacific Security Strategy

Four Contradictions Constraining China's Foreign Policy Behavior

To be an Enlightened Superpower

The Choice of the Northeast Asia: Geopolitics and Geo-economics

Perils of a Pax Americana

America's Security Policy toward AsiaEnlightenment of China-U.S. Relations

Comment on the Common Views of  Both China and the USA on the Taiwan Issue

New Pattern in U.S. Asia-Pacific Security Strategy at the Turn of the Century

Seeking Balanced Developments of the Triangular Relations among China, Japan and the USA

On the Adjustment of  U.S. Policy toward China

China as a Cooperative Power

Meeting the Second Leap of International Relations Studies

On Clinton's China Policy

America's China Policy Are in the Crossroad

South Korea's Security Policy after Cold War

China: Building Peace on Its Periphery

Changing Roles: China and the United States in East Asian Security

On the Changing Structure of Asian-Pacific Politics and Security

East Asian Cooperative Security: Present and Future

Japan Coveted Permanent Seat

Seattle Meetingand China-U.S. Relations

Changing Sino-U.S. Relations

Willard Straightand U.S. Dollar Diplomacy to China (2)

Willard Straightand U.S. Dollar Diplomacy to China (1)

Policy Papers

Study of America's Political Influence upon the Taiwan Island

Dual Tactics of Restraining the United Stated by Taiwan and Restraining Taiwan by the United States


      Eternal Aspirations of the Whole World for Peace (Interview) , 20-01-12   

      Perspectives丨Keynote Speech: Status of Trade Disputes and Prospect for Sino-U.S. Relations , 19-10-15   

      Roundtable丨How will U.S. President Trump avert the scenario in the wake of the national security adviser John Bolton's ouster? (Interview) , 19-09-12   

      EU appeals to ease trade tensions with U.S. at G7 summit (Interview) , 19-09-02   

      U.S. President Trump attempts to convene a special session at G7 Summit?(Interview) , 19-08-29   

      Red Scare hype won’t derail China’s continued rise , 19-08-02   

      Easing Huawei ban does not indicate U.S. policy shift (Interview) , 19-07-31   

      An Exclusive Interview on China and the U.S. could avoid sliding into conflicts if both commit by Prof. WU Xinbo with , 19-07-05   

      Professor WU Xinbo's Delivery of An Engaging Interview with Asia Today's News Watch on CCTV , 19-06-12   

      Professor WU's Exclusive Interview with Oriental Horizon on CCTV , 19-06-05   

      Professor WU Xinbo presented an interview with Asia Today’s News Watch on CCTV , 19-04-30   

      Trump-Xi summit: Mar-a-Lago makes good sense for both presidents (Interview) , 19-03-02   

      Tightening the Noose around China , 19-02-20   

      Interview with WU Xinbo , 19-01-28   

      U.S. shutdown ‘won’t affect tarrif truce’: experts(Interview) , 19-01-15   

      China-U.S. Trade Talks resume with optimism hovering ahead over the prospects for negotiating a deal(Experts: Interview) , 19-01-14   

     Experts: China, U.S. resume Beijing Talks with both eager for settling the disputes, attempting to negotiate trade deals within reach of ample potentials (Interview) , 19-01-11   

     2019 Global Outlook|Whither Sino-U.S. relations amidst the Trumpian chaos unleashed by the administration's approach to policy? , 19-01-11   

     40 People on 40 Years|Wu Xinbo: China and the U.S. will be in a more equal and balanced relationship after a period of accommodating each other(Interview) , 19-01-09   

     The prospect of Sino-U.S. relations ahead hinges upon the scope for bilateral cooperation , 19-01-08   

     U.S. Defense Chief James Norman Mattis' Resignation adds to the variables in Sino-U.S. Military Ties (Interview) , 18-12-31   

     Whither Sino-U.S. Relations Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Normalization? , 18-12-28   

     2018 Annual Special Issue 11 | The Discernable Impact of U.S. President Trump's America First Approach to Foreign Policy and Trade on Global Economic Landscape , 18-12-27   

     Mattis Resignation and Afghan News Alarm U.S. Allies (Excerpt & Interview) , 18-12-21   

     Consequences shall be borne for infringing upon China's national interests (Editorials) , 18-12-16   

     Whither Sino-U.S. Relations? Conference Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of China-U.S. Diplomatic Normalization Held Today(Interview) , 18-12-13   

     What underlies China-U.S. second annual diplomatic and security dialogue along all fronts? (Interview) , 18-11-10   

    Profundity|Would President Donald Trump's midterm election result hold silver linings to success during his first term in office? (Interview) , 18-11-08   

    Trump Administration's reckless strategic moves hasten the decline of U.S. hegemony , 18-11-02   

    Professor Wu Xinbo gave an interview  with Business Headlines on CBN Morning Express , 18-08-24 

    What will characterize the emerging  global order set to fully take shape in the future? , 18-07-05   

 Professor Wu Xinbo's Interview with CRNTT: The resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue is evolving in an incremental process , 2018-06-14   

 U.S. policy toward China has ushered in a new phase, 2018-04-24

 U.S. will adjust, learn to share power: Professor Wu Xinbo , 2018-04-11

 Professor Wu Xinbo gave an interview on China-U.S. Trade Ties , 18-03-29

 The First Year of Donald Trump's Presidency | The Impact of Three Major Factors and Countermeasures on Sino-U.S. Relations , 18-01-25

 The Trump Administration in the U.S. and the Contestation of Two Americas , 18-01-12

 The World Situation in 2017 | Wu Xinbo:The key to promoting peace in Asia consists in easing the North Korea nuclear crisis (Interview) , 17-12-31

2017 Annual Special Issue 7·The Role of Great Power丨Uncertainty abounds for Donald Trump-led Administration in the U.S. , 17-12-28 

    China-U.S. relations have remained remarkably smooth than  expected despite every conceivable grand challenge in the upcoming  year,  2017-12-28

     From the White House to the Palace Museum: How does Trump's Visit Affect China-U.S. Relations? , 2017-11-12   

      Prof. Wu Xinbo was interviewed by The New York Times on Trump's Visit to China , 2017-11-12   

      Trump's Trip to Asia丨A Successful Summit Meeting between President Xi and President Trump,unfolding national soft strength and confidence , 2017-11-11   

      Donald Trump's transactional approach will suit Xi Jinping(Interview) , 2017-11-08   

      It's time for Washington to consolidate its policy toward China , 2017-10-31   

      The Great Power Strategy in the Era of Great Transformation , 2017-08-14   

      Professor Wu Xinbo's Dialogue with Professor Graham Allison: Can China and the U.S.  Avoid the Thucydides Trap ? , 2017-08-14   

      A more reliable China policy during Trump Administration , 2017-05-10   

      The two leaders work together to promote China-US Relations , 2017-04-13   

      An Exclusieve Interview about the Xi-Trump Meeting , 2017-04-02   

      The Xi-Trump Meeting is not a Hostile Reception , 2017-04-01   

      President Donald Trump may possibly visit China in 2017 , 2017-03-31   

      To Achieve the Goal of Sino-U.S. Mutual Adaptation Model , 2017-03-16   

      Will President Trump go back on his words? , 2017-02-14   

      China would be the leader of Globalization in the next period , 2017-01-21   

      G20 Hangzhou Summit is a turning point, where China would be the leader of global governance , 2017-01-19   

      Worldview: Struggling to understand the new U.S. , 2017-01-04   

      Trump would Reduce Sino-U.S.Competition in Asia-Pacific Region , 2016-11-12   

      The world is going to face Trump Transformation , 2016-11-11   

      The exculsive interview about Trump winning presidency , 2016-11-10   

      China and the U.S.A should interact positively to defuse potential conflicts , 2016-09-02   

      The U.S. Agent Policy in South China Sea is not Sustainable , 2016-07-14   

      The exculsive interview about South China Sea Arbitration Case , 2016-07-12   

      An exclusive interview on the Eighth Round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues  , 2016-06-20   

      Asian community of destiny: China's Vision and Responsibility , 2016-06-20   

      What are the key outcome list of the Eighth Round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues , 2016-06-08   

      The exculsive interview about the Eighth Round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues & the Seventh Round of U.S.-China High-Level Consulation on People-to-People Exchange , 2016-06-07   

      Why Carter keep restrained on South China Sea? , 2016-06-06   

      How do experts think about the last round of of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues of President Obama Administration , 2016-06-05   

      How to use military force in the 21st century? , 2016-05-30   

      Barack Obama: Devoted to Leave Political Legacy , 2016-01-15   

      Sino-US Summit is so Success that America Stop Boycotting AIIB , 2015-09-30   

      Washington DC is not the Only Way to America ,2015-09-29   

      Xi-Obama Meeting Emphasize the Sino-US Strategic Mutual Trust , 2015-09-28   

      President Xi's Quotations: Elaborate China's Advocates Vividly , 2015-09-28   

      Why President Xi Stay so Long in Seattle , 2015-09-26   

      Tell the Story of China in American Words , 2015-09-24   

      Highlights on President Xi's Visit to US on First Day , 2015-09-23   

      Impressive by President Xi Jinping's Interview , 2015-09-23   

      Give Impetus to the New Model of Sino-US Major Power Relationship , 2015-09-23   

      10 Top Scholars' Focus Points on President Xi Jinping's Visit to US , 2015-09-22   

      Be Frank, Be Efficient , 2015-09-22   

      President Xi's Visit would Improve Sino-US Relationship , 2015-09-22   

      An Important State Visit , 2015-09-22   

      Four Truth America Should Understand , 2015-09-18   

      Differences between Sino-US is Rising while Cooperaion a New Normal , 2015-09-17   

      Adhere to the Strategic Positioning to Promote Sino-U.S. Cooperation , 2015-09-15   

      President Xi's Visit Would Deepen the New Model of Sino-U.S. Major Power Relationship , 2015-09-10   

      China Push forward the International Order More Reasonable , 2015-06-15   

      Ameriaca should Open Mind in China-US Relations , 2015-05-29   

      Asia Countries should Strengthen Cooperation both Inside and Outside , 2015-05-25   

      America's Pivot to Asia Pacific strategy: limited balance and limited alliance , 2015-03-11   

      America be fooled by China ? What a Rediculous Conspiracy Theory , 2015-02-05   

      A Thinking on Neighborhood Diplomacy Research , 2015-02-04   

      World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015: Rebuilding Trust in Asia ,2015-01-26   

      China will Offer Help when Russia Needs , 2015-01-24   

      America's Declining in Influence is Long-term Trends , 2014-12-30   

      Chinese Diplomacy should Avoid Traps as America , 2014-12-09   

      A Framework for Resolving Japan-China Dispute over Islands , 2014-12-01   

      It's not Necessary for Australia to Take Sides , 2014-11-13   

      Rational Choice and Political Wisdom , 2014-11-10   

      China Need to Innovate Foreign Policy to Model American Thinking , 2014-10-28   

      Holding an Academic Attitude Towards Policy Research , 2014-07-09   

      Cultivating a Strategic Culture Named Dicisive Counterattack , 2014-06-03   

      Promoting Asian Awareness, China would Inject New Enegy to the CICA , 2014-05-21   

      Retalking about Ukraine:  A Game of Great Power Politics in Ukraine Crisis , 2014-05-14   

      China Can Propose the Concept of Citizen Security in the CICA Summit , 2014-05-06   

      America Should Step Back from the East China Sea Dispute , 2014-04-23   

      The Layout of 2020: Interpretation of US 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review , 2014-03-12   

      Notes from the 44th Davos , 2014-02-20   

      The Domestic and Foreign Anomie and Strategic Transformation of America , 2014-01-28   

      China Should Do A Good Job in Sino-Japanese Crisis Management , 2014-01-27   

      Shinzo Abei is A Troublemaker , 2014-01-23   

      The New Model of Major Country Relationship is a Big Chess , 2013-01-11   

      China Shows New Phenomenon of a Powerful Nation's Diplomacy , 2012-11-10   

      There won't be a Trade War between China-U.S. in the Future , 2012-10-31   

      Secretary of State Brand towards America's China Policy , 2012-09-04   

      No Sincerity, No Future , 2012-02-17   

      To Build a New Security Structure in Asia-Pacific , 2012-02-07   

      Beware of Three hearts and Two Minds During Rising , 2011-11-09   

      Chinese Wisdom Leading Peaceful Development , 2011-09-12   

      To Reasure America in Asia-Pacific Constantly , 2011-07-29   

      China Should be More Active to Shape Security in Asia , 2011-06-09   

      Evaluate China's Rising From the Experience of America's Rising , 2011-05-06   

      Three Principles Should be Grasped in China-U.S. Relatins , 2011-04-25   

      The U.S. and China Take Different Stands on the Meeting of Hu Jingtao and Barack Obama , 2011-01-18   

      Examine Sino-U.S. Military Relations in terms of Gates' Visit to China , 2011-01-13   

      China and the U.S. Should Reset the Tone of Practical Cooperation , 2011-01-12   

      The U.S. Feels Increasing Tension in the China-U.S. Game , 2010-12-22   

      How to Break the Deadlock on the Korean Peninsula Issue , 2010-12-03   

      Three Common Interests between China and U.S. Can Be Extended , 2010-11-18   

      Observe the Monetary Dispute from the Perspective of International System , 2010-10-19   

      China and the New World Order: Construct the Moral Leader as a Rising Power , 2010-09-13   

      When We are Brave to Speak the Truth, Voice of China will Carry a More Authoritative Tone , 2010-09-10   

      The China-U.S. Game Emphasizes Exchange of Interests ,2010-04-21   

      Fictions between China and the U.S. will not Affect the General Conditions of Sino-American Relations , 2010-03-01   

      Sino-American Relations Enter the Times of Resetting Rules , 2009-12-25   

      Construct More Reciprocal and Stable Sino-American Relations , 2009-11-19   

      How the U.S. Adapt to a Rising China , 2009-11-13   

      Attention Should Be Paid to the Innovation of Ideas in the Building of International Image , 2009-09-16   

      New Trends of U.S.-East Asia Relations , 2009-06-30   

      To behold the Trend of America's Power Transition , 2009-05-14   

      International Powers Are Not Private Goods, the World Calling for New Thinking from the Washington , 2009-05-11   

      American Transformation Will Ease Regional Tensions , 2009-04-29   

      China and American Search for Rules of the Great Power Game , 2009-02-18   

      China and America Need to Keep Integrating Multilateral Interests in Their Own Interests , 2009-01-07   

      China and America Have Four Major Sources of Dispute in the Future , 2008-12-31   

      Influencing the World: China is Still Falling A Bit Short , 2008-12-12   

      There Will Be More Obama in America , 2008-11-07   

      Obama May be Pushing China to Join into G8 , 2008-11-06   

      Obama's Success Bases on Grassroots , 2008-06-04   

      United States Foreign Policy After Bush , 2008-03-01   

      Trends and Developments in the China-Japan-America Mutual Relationship , 2007-12-28   

      China's Heat' Scalds Americans Awake , 2007-12-20   

      East Asian Reconfiguration Mustn't Leave Out America , 2007-11-30   

      The America Tries for A New Layout in Asia-Pacific ,2006-01-04   

      Defining its role in Asia: a hard nut for the U.S. , 2005-11-07   

      Japan can hardly raise a storm in the Taiwan Strait , 2005-10-24   

      Why '9.11' is a turning point , 2004-09-10   

      China Has Final Say on Taiwan , 2004-06-28   

      East Asia: Calling for a New Security Structure , 2004-02-01   

      Gaddafi,Saddam,International Order , 2004-01-15   

      Will the America Adopt Some Legible Taiwan-Strait-Policy? , 2003-12-01   

      International Forum: U.S. Utilizing International Institution as A Tool ,2003-08-15   

      Logic of East Asia , 2003-05-28   

      Power,rule and order---Pondering over the Iraq war , 2003-04-01   

      How the U.S. will deal with the post-War Iraq wait to be seen , 2002-04-04   

      The Adjustment of America's Asia-Pacific Security Strategy: How Much Is the Possibility to Win? , 2001-08-01   

      The Trilateral Relation of China-Japan-U.S. under New Circumstances ,1999-04-15