About Us

The U.S.-China Perception Monitor (中美印象) is an online publication that explores perception and misperception in U.S.-China relations through insightful commentaries, interviews with experts, surveys, and profiles on key figures in the bilateral relationship. The website is a not-for-profit operated by the China Focus of the Carter Center, a nongovernmental organization that has improved life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights, preventing disease, and improving mental health care.

The China Focus

President Carter’s decision to normalize the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in 1979 changed China, the United States, and the world. The Carter Center is dedicated to preserving this legacy and advancing U.S.-China relations by building synergy between China and the United States, promoting healthy bilateral competition and cooperation, and helping to shape the critical U.S.-China bilateral relationship through workshops, websites, and scholarly publications.

Our Commitment

While the Center pursues its own organizational priorities, the U.S.-China Perception Monitor maintains editorial independence. We invite a range of American and Chinese experts, journalists, and students to write for the website to better understand how developments in the bilateral relationship are interpreted and perceived among different actors and special interest groups. We also frequently publish unsolicited submissions. Our content does not necessarily reflect the views of the Carter Center.


We welcome pitches to the U.S.-China Perception Monitor in both Chinese and English. 

Analyses and commentaries run 2,500 to 3,000 words in length, and blog posts run from 1,250 to 2,000 words in length. We particularly welcome China-focused scholars to write summaries of their research for general audiences.

Please get in contact using our contact form or by emailing us at editor [at] uscnpm.org.

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