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China's Expansion in the South China Sea: A Return to Great Power Politics

David W. Kearn | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home
David W. Kearn

Since assuming power, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has spoken of China and the United States developing a "new kind of great power politics" that avoids the damaging and costly patterns of competition and conflict that have marked great power relations through history.

How Would You Feel If China Flew Spy Planes a Dozen Miles From the California Coast?

Hugh White | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Hugh White

CANBERRA -- One can feel at least a twinge of sympathy for China's position. Imagine how Americans would feel if Chinese military aircraft and ships conducted regular surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions within a few dozen miles of America's Pacific coast.

A Better Approach to China -- and the World

Peter Schurman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Peter Schurman

Escalating tensions between the US and China, while ominous, offer a useful reminder that the artificial division of our world into separate nation-states may no longer serve us, and present a compelling reason to consider a better model.

Is U.S.-China Conflict Imminent in the South China Sea?

Joseph Nye | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Joseph Nye

OXFORD, England -- China seems to be trying to "create facts on the ground" -- what Admiral Harry Harris, the US commander in the Pacific, calls a new "great wall of sand." The U.S. response is designed to prevent China from creating a fait accompli that could close off large parts of the South China Sea. Nevertheless, the original policy of not becoming embroiled in the sovereignty dispute continues to make sense.

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

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home

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

U.S. Says China Has Placed Mobile Artillery On Reclaimed Island

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Home

SINGAPORE, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the dis...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Why Is The U.S. Desperate To OK Slavery In Malaysia?

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday night, in an impressive display of dysfunction, the U.S. Senate approved a controversial trade bill with a provision that the ...

How Trade Agreements Amount to a Secret Corporate Takeover

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK -- These agreements go well beyond trade, governing investment and intellectual property as well, imposing fundamental changes to countries' legal, judicial, and regulatory frameworks, without input or accountability through democratic institutions.

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Why a Bipolar World Is More Likely Than a Unipolar or Multipolar One

Yan Xuetong | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Yan Xuetong

BEIJING -- U.S. global dominance will gradually weaken and eurocentric standards in international norms will increasingly give way to pluralist standards. The decline of global organizations and the rise of regional ones will take place simultaneously.

How to Break the 'Mutually Assured Misperception' Between the U.S. and China

Kevin Rudd | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Kevin Rudd

Many in China perceive that the United States has not, and never will, accept the fundamental political legitimacy of the Chinese administration because it is not a liberal democracy. There is also a deeply held, deeply "realist" Chinese conclusion that the U.S. will never willingly concede its status as the pre-eminent regional and global power, and will do everything within its power to retain that position.

America's China Consensus Slowly Unravels

Hugh White | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Hugh White

The big risk is that neither side will be willing to make concessions, because each expects the other to blink first. That leads straight to escalating rivalry and an ever-higher risk of war.

Cooperation on Curbing Nukes and Climate Change Strengthens U.S.-China Link

Wu Jianmin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home
Wu Jianmin

BEIJING -- The fact that China and the U.S. have agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula has kept the issue from getting out of control. The year 1950 witnessed violent confrontation between China and U.S. in the Korean theater, but 2015 is a long way from 1950. China-U.S. cooperation has been a significant factor in keeping the lid on this conflict.

Chinese, US Police Officers Send Touching Tributes To Officers Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Home

It was a rare and beautiful instance of pure, unadulterated goodwill in the relationship between the United States and China: For the past few weeks, ...

The Changing Face of China's Military: Changes in PLA Military Diplomacy Under Xi Jinping

China Hands | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
China Hands

The PLA's increasing willingness to participate in joint exercises with other nations allows the PLA to showcase the new capabilities that have resulted from its modernization and helps the PLA maintain its security interests in the region and around the world.

China 'Going Out' 2.0: Dawn of a New Era for Chinese Investment Abroad

China Hands | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
China Hands

'Going Out' 2.0 will create stronger and more competitive Chinese SOEs, expanding into sectors traditionally dominated by Western firms, and exerting influence in regions that will raise new geopolitical challenges.

A Divided China

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Home
Kyle Hutzler

Xi may indeed be the most powerful leader of China since Mao, but he is also at the helm of a China that has never been more starkly divided or with more to lose.

Brzezinski: Iran Deal Shows Major Powers Can Cooperate To Avert 'Reckless Adventurism'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.09.2015 | Home

Zbigniew Brzezinski is one of America’s leading strategic thinkers. He was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter at the time of the Ir...

U.S. Urges Allies To Think Twice Before Joining China-Led Bank

Reuters | Matthias Sobolewski and Jason Lange | Posted 05.18.2015 | Home

By Matthias Sobolewski and Jason Lange BERLIN/WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - The United States has urged countries to think twice be...

Top 10 China Events in 2014

China Hands | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
China Hands

The Chinese president has had quite a year and one of his most significant policies was the expansion of his Anti-Corruption campaign, which has garnered the attention of Chinese and international media in addition to the Chinese people.

Remembering 1949: Finding a New Home Across the Strait

China Hands | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
China Hands

Mr. Chiang Sanda was only 18 years old when he lost his entire family in the Chinese Civil War. Originally from Jiangsu province, he moved to Shanghai to enroll with the Kuomintang (KMT) forces but had to leave again in May 1949.

Western Media Are Missing China's Biggest Story

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
Nathan Gardels

BEIJING -- In the Western media, the National People's Congress -- China's legislative body -- is perfunctorily conjoined with the phrase "rubber stamp." This characterization is less and less true every year and does a disservice to understanding the most significant historic shift taking place in China today: the long march toward "rule according to law" from administrative fiat.

U.S.-China Trade Rivalry in Asia Is Overhyped

Li Shengjiao | Posted 05.04.2015 | Home
Li Shengjiao

As long as the U.S. and China seek collaboration over conflict, there is reason to believe that the China-U.S. trade engagement in the Asia-Pacific could be a win-win game.

How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Kevin Rudd | Posted 04.06.2015 | Home
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 | Home
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.