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China Is Not Trying to 'Rule the Waves'

Liu Xiaoming | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Liu Xiaoming

LONDON - As the South China Sea is a primary international shipping route, China will never impede lawful and legitimate freedom of navigation.

The U.S. and China Are Neither Allies Nor Enemies -- But They Must Get Along

Fu Ying | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Which is the real state of China-U.S. relations? Confrontation or cooperation? Or are both real?

Weekend Roundup: Where the UN Can Succeed Instead of Fail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)

Weekend Roundup: From Beijing to Moscow, a Digital Curtain Descends

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

In March 1946, Winston Churchill famously declared that an "iron curtain" had descended across the European continent, casting a decades-long chill between East and West known as the Cold War. A new chill is in the air once again as China and Russia seek to draw a new "digital curtain" across the world in a joint effort to thwart the Western web from penetrating their cultural space.(continued)

America's Fatal Flaw in its Competition With China Is Thinking Militarily, Not Economically

Jennifer M. Harris | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Jennifer M. Harris

Washington still reaches too quickly for its gun over its purse to solve problems abroad. With the notable exception of sanctions, the U.S. still debates its largest geostrategic challenges in overwhelmingly politico-military terms. But this is the era of geoeconomic statecraft, and the contest for leadership in Asia is being waged in primarily economic terms.

China's Vital Role at the Nuclear Security Summit

Chen Kai | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Chen Kai

The summit bore fruit with a joint China-U.S. communique, plus five separate action plans from different participants. In The Hague in 2014, President Xi put forward a Chinese approach to nuclear security for the first time, which provided an important and useful perspective to promote international nuclear security. At the 2016 summit, President Xi delivered a speech that fully demonstrated China's policies and initiatives.

Dealing with a PR Disaster -- The U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

ADST | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
ADST

On May 7, 1999, during NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia, U.S. warplanes accidentally dropped laser-guided bombs on the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.  The strike was meant to target a warehouse storing Yugoslav munitions, but the maps given to NATO were out-of-date.

China Has No Desire for World Leadership

C.H.Tung | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
C.H.Tung

In spite of China's enormous disadvantages, there will always be people thinking that China will one day want to lead the world. This perspective is erroneous.

Under the Same Roof: China's View of Global Order

Fu Ying | Posted 11.11.2015 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Debates are going on the two sides of the Pacific, in China and in the U.S., about the future world order. On the part of the U.S. the core issue is how to maintain its world dominance. Out of its natural fear of the traditional model of power transition, the U.S. is deeply concerned whether it can remain strong and whether the newly rising powers will compete for world dominance with the U.S.. So some suggest that the U.S. may need a new grand strategy.

Inside the China-U.S. Competition for Strategic Partners

Yan Xuetong | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Yan Xuetong

America is still the world's only superpower, but China is gradually catching up. China's economy has become the second largest in the world, and the leadership is speaking with a louder voice in international affairs. And while historically China has eschewed building formal alliances with other countries, even that policy is slowly shifting: Beijing is courting new partners, including allies of Washington like President Park and others.

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

Hugh White | Posted 10.27.2015 | 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.

Crucial Step Taken for Sino-U.S. Cyber Cooperation

Tang Lan | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Tang Lan

BEIJING -- During his visit, Xi repeatedly mentioned cybersecurity and the digital economy. His remarks on one hand indicated that taking advantage of information technologies to facilitate economic transformation, improving the government's governance capabilities and making information technologies benefit people are the Chinese government's firm priorities; on the other hand, they conveyed the Chinese leadership's idea that "national security is out of the question without cybersecurity."

Stop Chinese Job Hacking

Bill Richardson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Richardson

In stark contrast to the warm welcome Pope Francis received from President Obama this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the White House amid a period of heightened tensions, as China is in the midst of a financial meltdown and cyber-hacking headlines continue.

China To Announce Cap-And-Trade Program To Limit Emissions

New York Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Xi Jinping of China will make a landmark commitment on Friday to start a national program in 2017 that will limit and put a p...

For China and the U.S., Cyber Governance Is Better Than Cyberwar

Shen Yi | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Shen Yi

SHANGHAI -- On the American West Coast, it will be a picture of entrepreneurial optimism characterized by growth and opportunities. Back East at the political center inside the Beltway, a chilly atmosphere with shrill rhetoric awaits Xi.

What's At Stake As Xi Jinping Visits America

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

President Barack Obama will welcome President Xi Jinping of China to the White House this week. Well, welcome might be a bit of a strong word -- you...

How Chinese and Americans Are Misreading Each Other -- And Why It Matters

Fu Ying | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- The most pronounced aspect of difficulties between the U.S. and China is America's rejection of China's political system. In the eyes of many Americans, China values collective interests and lacks democracy and human rights, while in the eyes of many in China, Americans, who believe in individual rights, have a natural tendency to engineer political evolution in other countries, and therefore we need to be on guard. These oversimplified perceptions have put the two countries at two ends of the world, running parallel and never seeming to converge.

Chinese Diplomat Talks Up Warm Relations Between U.S. And China

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- Chinese Consul General Zhang Qiyue and New York state senators and assembly members gathered Friday to tout the friendly relationship betw...

As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take Note

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
Akbar Ahmed

BEIJING -- "When China wakes, she will shake the world." Napoleon's famous comment on China has had China-watchers scratching their heads for two centuries as to what exactly he meant. The answer may be tied to Xi Jinping's vision of the future of China.

Here Is the Way Forward for Troubled China-U.S. Relations

Fu Ying | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- I just returned from a trip to the United States during which I met with some U.S. lawmakers and esteemed professors, touched base with seven think tanks and talked to a number of media professionals. It struck me that their views toward China are diversified and their signals mixed. In my view, China watchers in the U.S. can be divided roughly into three schools of thought.

U.S. Defense Secretary: China's Island-Building Undermines Security

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

By David Alexander and Rachel Armstrong SINGAPORE, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that China's island-buildi...

Is China's Choice to Submit to the U.S. or Challenge It?

Fu Ying | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Fu Ying

Is the prevalent understanding of world order amongst Americans [that of] a world dominated by U.S. rules and power? Is it only centered on American values and interests and supported by U.S. alliances? Does that mean that, from the U.S. perspective, rising powers only have two choices: to submit or to challenge? What would you do if you were in our situation?

Only China Can Contain China

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Joseph Nye

The U.S. chose a policy that could be called "integrate and insure." China was welcomed into the World Trade Organization, but the U.S.-Japan security treaty was revived to insure against China becoming a bully. If a rising China throws its weight around, it drives neighbors to seek to balance its power. In that sense, only China can contain China.

Mr. Xi Goes to Washington

Minxin Pei | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Minxin Pei

The recent announcement in Washington and Beijing that Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United States in September underscores the continuing momentum in the improvement of bilateral relations since the landmark U.S.-China climate agreement reached in Beijing last November. In the months leading to President Xi's U.S. visit, however, both countries will need to work hard to create favorable conditions for a productive summit.

Why Is America's New Security Strategy to Target China?

Su Xiaohui | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Su Xiaohui

BEIJING -- Leadership is not a negative word. China does not aim at challenging the leadership of the United States. However, the problem is that the new Obama strategy is based on zero-sum mentality. America is building its security at the cost of others' security.