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Misled Democracy Could Jeopardize Hong Kong's Future

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Zhang Weiwei

The natural evolution of Western democratic societies could be summed up this way: The first step is to develop the economy and the educational system. The second step is the establishment of a general culture for the citizens and the rule of law. The last step is democratization. If the above order is out of place, a society has to pay a severely heavy price.

Answering Four Key Questions About China's Rise

Fu Ying | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Fu Ying

China may join in discussions about hotspot issues with the aim of seeking a peaceful solution, but it will not turn into a party involved in the conflict or take steps that make the problem worse.

Can China and America Create a '100 Year Peace' Out of Today's Global Chaos?

Dominique Moisi | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Dominique Moisi

Something like the "bipolar hegemony" of Great Britain and Russia after 1815 (though other players like Austria, Prussia, and France mattered) could be reconstituted, with the US and China substituting for Great Britain and Russia. This seems to be Henry Kissinger's ultimate dream - a dream that one can glimpse in his latest book, Germanically entitled World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History.

The U.S. Wants to Contain Russia But Cooperate With China

Zheng Yu | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Zheng Yu

The U.S. government believes that, as the inheritor of tsarist Russia and Soviet Union, Russia has expansionist and hegemonic traditions that China doesn't have. It believes Russia always has policies that challenge and attempt to supplant the existing international order while China doesn't. In many circumstances, China sees itself as a beneficiary of the current international order.

Rice: China, U.S. Should Avoid Military Incidents

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice repeatedly raised concerns about risky Chinese fighter intercepts of U.S. surveillance flig...

China Vows To Respond To U.S. Surveillance Flights

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations t...

Should Washington Consider Accepting a Chinese Monroe Doctrine?

Ted Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Ted Carpenter

Is it time to recognize a Chinese equivalent of the Monroe Doctrine in East Asia--accepting that China is now the pre-eminent regional power? There are essential caveats to such a dramatic policy shift. At a minimum, Beijing would need to embrace not only the original logic of the Monroe Doctrine, but also the so-called Roosevelt Corollary. The latter, adopted during Theodore Roosevelt's administration, promised Britain and the other European powers that the United States would maintain order in the Western Hemisphere and discipline irresponsible governments in the region - especially North Korea.

For the Rest of Asia, America Might Be a Friend, but China Cannot Be an Enemy

George Yeo | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
George Yeo

Over the centuries, a rich China invariably brought prosperity to all of East and Southeast Asia. Therefore, while Asian countries might value the U.S. as a friend, no one wants China as an enemy. There is a spot that is sweet for everyone. If the U.S. moves closer to China and to other countries of Asia, all will benefit. If the U.S., in response to China's rise, moves too close to some as a move against others, everyone is caught in a lose-lose situation.

U.S., China Talk Cyberhacking Amid New Allegations

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and LOUISE WATT | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a ...

The Battle for Soft Power: America's Digital Cold War with China

Justin O’Connor | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Justin O’Connor

Talk these days of the creative economy as soft power and a harbinger of world peace, ignores the huge struggles taking place between Google, Facebook no one hand and Baidu, We Chat, Tencent on the other, pitching the U.S. and China directly against each other in a cold digital war of online platforms, search engines and aggregation algorithms. It is very nice to assert the diversity of cultures in a globalized world. But this diversity is in reality dependent on some very hard issues of finance, intellectual property rights and communications infrastructures.

Chinese Ships Leave Port To Take Part In Global Naval Drill For First Time Ever

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ships steamed Tuesday toward waters near Hawaii to participate for the first time in the world's largest naval exercises host...

The Impending 'Peaceful War' Between China and America Over Cyberspying

Patrick Mendis | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Patrick Mendis

Unlike the Cold War period -- in which the Soviet Union was isolated from the global economy -- commercial interests and trade secrets underpin the intrinsically entangled Sino-American economic relations. The higgledy-piggledy distinction between national security and corporate interests is hardly convincing to the Chinese, especially when the US revolving doors conveniently inhabit the space between government service and corporations during both Democratic and Republican administrations. Just like the Sino-American relations in commercial intercourse, economics triumphs over ideology in the partisan world of American politics. On China's side, its intertwined national and economic interests are enshrined in the peculiar institution of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

Why China and America are Headed Toward a Catastrophic Clash

Hugh White | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Hugh White

Both Washington and China are steadily upping the stakes in their rivalry as China's provocations of U.S. friends and allies become more flagrant and America's commitments to support them become more categorical. Both believe they can do this with impunity because both believe the other will back down to avoid a clash. There is a disconcertingly high chance that they are both wrong. Asia today therefore carries the seeds of a truly catastrophic episode of mutual misperception.

China's President To America: Leave Asia To Asians

Arirang News | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

President Xi Jinping at an international security summit in Shanghai on Wednesday said that the problems facing Asia today should be handled by the na...

Howard Fineman

China's Love-Hate Relationship With America

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

BEIJING –- The Chinese love to balance contradictions. They’ve been doing it for millennia. The newest and most compelling one is their intensifyi...

China's State-Run Newspaper Backs ‘Non-Peaceful' Steps Against Vietnam

South China Morning Post | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

The state-run Global Times newspaper backed the use of “non-peaceful” measures against Vietnam and the Philippines on Friday, as it considered the...

Top Chinese Strategist: Will U.S.-China Relations Turn Into 'True Rivalry Between False Friends?'

The Asahi Shimbun | Koichi Furuya | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

Restoring China’s national pride is a primary concern for President Xi Jinping as he seeks to establish a "new type of great power relationship" wit...

Lawful Change

China Hands | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
China Hands

Professor Jerome Cohen is one of the most renowned China Hands of his generation. Currently serving as Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, he is an expert on Chinese law and founded the US-Asia Law Institute at NYU.

China Urges U.S. To Prevent Default

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.'s biggest foreign creditor, China, said Monday it was concerned about the deadlock in Washington and urged all ef...

For a New Sino-American Relationship

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Amitai Etzioni

To avoid the United States and China falling into the Thucydides trap, both nations will be served if they embrace a strategy of Mutually Assured Restraint.

The Regional Implications of China's Rise

David W. Kearn | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

While the June summit between Obama and Chinese President Xi reportedly covered significant ground on cyber-espionage, North Korea's nuclear program and free trade, one issue that received little attention was the intensification of territorial disputes between China and its neighbors.

How Far Will China Rise?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Contradictions -- to use a classic Marxist word -- abound: a Communist Party leading a capitalist revolution with its own stability as a ruling elite dependent, above all, upon ever greater economic growth.

The Chimerica Dream

Pepe Escobar | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Pepe Escobar

Sun Tzu, the ancient author of The Art of War, must be throwing a rice wine party in his heavenly tomb in the wake of the shirtsleeves California love-in between President Obama and President Xi Jinping. "Know your enemy" was, it seems, the theme of the meeting.

China: Friend or Foe?

Terry Savage | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Terry Savage

Global trade is truly an American domestic economic issue -- and China plays a far greater role than merely as a producer of low-cost products. So, is China friend, or foe?

Hard Issues On Table For Obama During 'Informal' Meeting

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

(Recasts with North Korea, cyber talks) By Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland and John Ruwitch RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., June 8...