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China Sea Dispute

China Sends Fighter Jets To Contested Island In South China Sea

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.23.2016 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - China is "changing the operational landscape" in the South China Sea by deploying missiles and radar as part of an effo...

China Sends Missiles To Contested South China Sea Island

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.16.2016 | World

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of the disputed islands it controls in the S...

Why North Korea's Nuclear Test Is Not All Bad News for China

Euan Graham | Posted 01.07.2017 | World
Euan Graham

North Korea is the one regional security issue where Washington consistently courts greater Chinese assertiveness.

U.S. Navy To Patrol South China Sea About Twice Every Quarter

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | World

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to conduct patrols within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands in the South China Sea about twice...

The U.S. Must Accommodate China's Power in the Island Dispute -- Or Be Willing to Pay a High Price

Hugh White | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Hugh White

SYDNEY -- China today is a very powerful and ambitious country, led by a man who really is determined to build new model of great power relations in Asia to replace the regional order based on U.S. primacy. There are no low-risk, low-cost ways to respond to this challenge.

America Just Sent a Destroyer to the South China Sea. Now What?

Euan Graham | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Euan Graham

Ultimately, it may take a crisis for the U.S.-China relationship to reach a stable equilibrium. But in the current context, I believe the doom-laden scenario of a U.S.-China naval clash in the South China Sea to be remote. The greater risk is that China will use U.S. FoN operations to justify an overtly military phase to the island construction project.

U.S. Challenges China With Patrols Near South China Sea Islands

The Wall Street Journal | Jade Walker | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

The U.S. determination to challenge China with patrols near Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea will test Xi Jinping’s recent pledge that B...

Reports: U.S. Mulls Sailing Warships Near Disputed South China Sea Islands

Reuters | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese...

How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Kevin Rudd | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

In the absence of a common narrative shared by the U.S. and China, the two nations are likely to drift more rapidly apart. The relationship needs a new strategic concept for the future that is capable of sufficiently embracing both American and Chinese realities, as well as areas of potential common endeavor for the future, and to do so in language which is comprehensible and meaningful in both capitals. Trust builds on itself just as distrust builds on itself as well, compounding into deep enmity over time.

How the Vacuum Left by America Bolsters China's 'Asia for Asians' Strategy

Yoon Young-kwan | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Yoon Young-kwan

SEOUL -- With the U.S. economy yet to recover fully from the global economic crisis, and American politics increasingly dysfunctional, there is a global power vacuum that China, with shrewd diplomacy and economic might, hopes to fill -- beginning in Asia. This may not yet mean Asia for only the Asians; but it could mean a reduced regional role for the U.S. -- especially as America turns inward during the presidential election season that starts this year.

Did Obama's India Visit Revive the 'Asian Arc of Democracy' Strategy Against China?

Pawan Khera | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Pawan Khera

However neatly wrapped, self-interest is the underlying theme of foreign policy. India will have to tread with extreme caution on this path of a joint strategic vision for the Asia-Pacific. The U.S. will only walk on this path up to a point. Australia and Japan have not exhibited consistency in their China policy.

Here Is Xi's China. Get Used to It.

Arthur Kroeber | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Arthur Kroeber

The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year's sharp monetary tightening. At midyear the worry was that an endless anti-corruption campaign had caused government sclerosis, making it impossible to get anything done. And by October, as the Communist Party held its law-focused Fourth Plenum, many bemoaned both the lack of evident progress on the economic reforms outlined at the prior year's Third Plenum and the Party's unwillingness to let its power be constrained by Western-style rule of law.

Behind the Handshakes, Military Tensions Are Rising Between China and Its Neighbors

Peter Mellgard | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

The president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, became the second of two close American allies (after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) to shake hands with President Xi Jinping of China this week. Xi and Aquino shared promises to constructively manage tensions in the South China Sea, a promising step forward after several years of maritime incursions into territory both countries claim as their own.

Poll: A Majority Of Chinese Expect War With Japan; 90 Percent Of Japanese Dislike Chinese

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

Rising tensions between China and Japan are taking their toll, according to a new poll by Genron NPO/China Daily. Among those Chinese citizens sur...

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...

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.

Robert Kaplan: The End Of A Stable Pacific

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Robert Kaplan is the author of “Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific” Kaplan spoke with The WorldPost editor N...