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War in Asia Unthinkable

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

The by far most likely scenario for U.S.-China relationship over the next decades is continued negotiations to adjust and adapt to a new power balance.

China Holds First National Memorial For War Massacre

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 13(Reuters) - China and Japan should set aside hatred and not allow the minority who led Japan to war to...

Is China Making Trouble or Making Peace?

Xu Hui | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Xu Hui

Simmering tensions between China and Japan and in the South China Sea combined with the American "pivot" to Asia have been used by some to produce a narrative that China is a destabilizing force for the region and the world. Many have accused China of being a free rider and troublemaker. Nothing can be further from the truth. On the contrary, China has been a linchpin for stability and development in this important region.

Why Japan Misreads China -- And What To Do About It

Asahi Shimbun | Wataru Sawamura | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Confrontation between Japan and China over the perception of their shared history continues to only deepen nearly 70 years after the end of...

Xi Jinping Battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'

Toshiya Tsugami | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Toshiya Tsugami

When Xi assumed office, people once hoped he would usher in democracy, but what actually happened was much stronger suppression of speech and greater thought control. He seems, so to speak, like a captain of a ship in distress who is hardening his resolve to deny his passengers the liberty to act on their own. In the end it is only the Chinese people who can decide which way China will go. But it is certain that the conclusion of this battle of Xi's will have an enormous effect on those of us outside China.

Second Thoughts in Beijing: 'We Are Still Facing a Powerful Japan'

Yanmei Xie | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Yanmei Xie

Beijing's sparring with Abe has produced underwhelming results. An international public relations blitz following Abe's Yasukuni trip -- to remind the world of Japan's past aggression and warn of resurgent militarism -- resulted not in a chorus of condemnation of Tokyo but in wariness of excessive Chinese rhetoric. Nor did harsh criticism of Abe undermine his standing at home.

Just When You Thought China-Japan Relations Couldn't Get Any Worse...

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

A new plan proposed in China's parliament would establish two new national holidays in remembrance of conflicts with Japan in the 1930s and 1940s, Chi...

How Could Anything Possibly Go Wrong

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Someone should launch a feature somewhere on American foreign and war policy under the rubric: How could anything possibly go wrong? Here are just two recent examples.

Navigating Tensions in the East China Sea

Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt

China's response to Japan's move last year to nationalize the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands could well lead to a predicament familiar to other great powers: getting stuck in a conflict it doesn't really want.

Disputed Islands in the Sun

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

A recent cover of the Economist showed a picture of a few small islands and asks "Could China and Japan really go to war over these?" There are many reasons to believe that this conflict will not escalate into a war, or at least, not a wide-ranging one.

China and Japan (and U.S.) Island Dispute: It's All About Oil

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Janet Tavakoli

The dispute over the territory known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan (and the U.S.) and as the Diaoyu Islands in China has all the makings of a Tom Clancy thriller.

China Spurs New Asia Arms Race

The Wall Street Journal | AMOL SHARMA in New Delhi, JEREMY PAGE in Beijing, JAMES HOOKWAY in Hanoi and RACHEL PANNETT in Canberra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip of Mumbai, hidden behind high concrete walls, hundreds of Indian workers are putting the finishing touches on th...

China's Rare Earth Bravado

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

China cannot really be blamed for wanting to protect its interests.