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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...

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

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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 bet...

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

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | 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.

China-Led Asian Infrastructure Bank Launches

AP | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Envoys of governments that plan to join a Chinese-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that gives Beijing the biggest voting st...

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

Fu Ying | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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.

China Says Hacking Claims Irresponsible, Wishes U.S. Would Trust It More

AP | IAN MADER | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China responded Friday to allegations it was involved in a hacking attack on U.S. government computers by saying such claims are unpr...

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 05.26.2015 | 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?

U.S., China Clash Over Development In South China Sea

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States are budging not a bit over Beijing's assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with...

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.

The Possible India-US Deal on Climate Change: Will Obama's Visit to Delhi Bring a Return Gift?

Sunita Narain | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Sunita Narain

If India, also asks to equalize emissions with the US and China, it would mean that it has a long way to go. So, I believe, the India-US deal will also be a convenient compromise.

Chinese Enthusiasm and American Cynicism Over the 'New Type of Great Power Relations'

Cheng Li and Lucy Xu | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Cheng Li and Lucy Xu

As China-watchers were quick to realize, President Obama did not even once mention the "New Type of Great Power Relations" on his recent trip to Beijing. Why is China so keen on a "New Type of Great Power Relations" and on creating perceptions of endorsement by Obama? And why is the U.S. reluctant to adopt it? What are the reasons behind such contrasting views -- Chinese enthusiasm and American cynicism -- towards this seemingly benign concept?

China's Challenge: Only Free Expression Can Make a One-Party System Work

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders ought to recognize that the key to making a one-party political system function effectively in the information age is robust feedback from the public. Limiting open expression will weaken, not strengthen, the Communist Party's authority.

Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

Lu Wei | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Lu Wei

The success of the Internet in China over the past 20 years shows that successful foreign companies in China respect China's market environment and abide by China's law and regulations. U.S. companies operating in China show that those who respect the Chinese law can seize the opportunity of China' s Internet innovation and create immense value, while those who chose opposition stand will be isolated by themselves and finally abandoned by the Chinese market.

China's Internet Chief To U.S.: We Need Mutual Governance Of The Internet

China Daily | Chen Weihua | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

While the China-US working group on cyber security has been suspended following the US decision in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officer...