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Refuting the “Disruptors of the Status Quo” in US-China Ties

Refuting the “Disruptors of the Status Quo” in US-China Ties

Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official

Responding to a recent opinion editorial in The Washington Post, Stephen Harner writes that now is the time for U.S. leaders to join with disruptors of history, like Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, to proactively promote change in U.S.-China relations.

Differing Policies and Perspectives of the Ukraine Crisis

Zheng Yu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

How have different foreign policy approaches changed U.S. relations with Russia and China? As Zheng Yu explains, these differing policies and perspectives have become clearer as a result of the Ukraine Crisis and U.S.-led sanctions against Russia.

Intra-SCO Security Cooperation Helps Regional Stability

Shao Yuqun, Director, Center for American Studies, SIIS

The SCO should focus its efforts on intra-cooperation in security, politics and the economy. By doing so, the regional organization will enhance its ability to cope with regional challenges, and win respect from the rest of the world.

View China’s Antitrust Law Enforcement Objectively

Yu Xiang, Research Fellow, CICIR

Are China’s investigative probes into foreign companies selective and rooted in protectionism? Yu Xiang refutes these claims and explains how China’s antitrust legislation and enforcement has developed since its inception in 2008.

The Fight Against Terror Will Entail Joint Efforts

Wu Sike, Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC

Terrorism is the top public hazard of the present-day world. Its eradication calls for global cooperation and a shared sense of urgency.

Asia-Pacific Adapting to Changes

Zhang Yansheng, Senior Researcher, NDRC

China is promoting economic transition and innovation to seize the new opportunities and it is willing to work with others in the region.

US Worrisome Approach to the South China Sea Situation

Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies

Only by getting to know China in an entirely new light, can the US formulate a sensible China policy and produce a win-win situation for both China and the US in the South China Sea, writes Wu Zurong.

A Heavy Feeling: China is Gaining on America

Tom Watkins, Advisor, University of Michigan Confucius Institute

The stark juxtaposition of the last three decades of China’s public health — an era of starvation for 45 million people to now 46 million obese people — makes for a challenging public health issue. Tom Watkins explores how the United States and China must collaborate to address the health needs of their nations.

How Midterm Elections Affect US Foreign Policy

Zhang Zhixin, Chief of American Political Studies, CICIR

Are electoral politics and the upcoming midterm elections distracting the Obama administration from its foreign policy priorities? Zhang Zhixin examines the political polarization impeding the U.S. Congress and questions the ability of the Obama administration to continue its rebalance to the Asia-Pacific in such a conflicted environment.

Chinese Expanding Trade Relations with Latin America

Walker Rowe, Publisher, Southern Pacific Review

As China’s economy continues to slow, Latin American analysts are concerned that investment and trade relations could decline. However, as Walker Rowe explains, China’s foothold in the region is well established and expected to remain for the foreseeable future.

China’s Monetary Policy Needs Balance

Yi Xianrong, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

China’s Monetary Policy Needs Balance

China faces the challenge of reforming its economic policies, and cooling its housing sector. While the Central Bank is taking appropriate actions, there are numerous challenges that may inhibit future growth.

Keeping the South China Sea in Perspective

Jeffrey Bader, Kenneth Lieberthal, and Michael McDevitt

China’s rising power and capabilities make PRC actions in the South China Sea more consequential and unsettling than those of others, so they deserve particular attention but need to be evaluated in the broader context of the motives and actions of others as well.

Ghosts of Imperialist Wars Past: China’s Tourist Hot Spots Today

Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

After visiting China’s tourist hot spots, Doug Bandow explores how China’s history of subjugation under Western forces continues to shape the outlook of Chinese citizens and affects everything from the country’s foreign policy to the resurgence of nationalism.

Anti-trust Move Essential for Market Economy

Zhang Monan, Researcher, China Int'l Economic Exchanges Center

Are China’s anti-trust investigations into Western companies a form of protectionism? Companies like Qualcomm, Microsoft, Chrysler, and Audi were not the first to be subject to China’s anti-monopoly laws. Zhang Monan explains that many domestic companies have also faced penalties, allowing China to establish a law-ruled market economy.

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation vs US-Africa Summit

David Shinn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Was the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Washington’s response to China’s growing role on the African continent? David H. Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, explores this summit and its similarities to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

US Spy Planes Monitor China at Close Range: Legal, But Unwise

Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

US Spy Planes Monitor China at Close Range: Legal, But Unwise

Are recent aerial encounters between Chinese fighter aircraft and U.S. surveillance planes a sign of the Obama administration’s further containment of China? Examining the legality of Washington’s surveillance flights, Ted Galen Carpenter warns that while the maneuvers are justified, they only escalate tensions in the Asia-Pacific.

China and Japan in the Americas

Eric Farnsworth, VP, Council of Americas and Americas Society

While China’s entry into Latin America continues to gain international attention, a push by Japan to increase its influence in the region is receiving far less coverage. As Eric Farnsworth explains, Japan has maintained long-term interests in the region that it is only now seeking to strengthen.

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