Kerry’s Visit to China
May 27, 2015
The Secretary of State deepened the understanding between two countries at this critical time, but the chatter around the visit reminds both countries that consensus is easy to reach but hard to actualize. Upcoming high-level meetings, including President Xijping’s September State visit to Washington, provide opportunities to expand that critical understanding.
Chinese Commit $10 Billion to Build Train from Peru to Brazil
May 26, 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised $50 billion in funding for a trans-oceanic railroad from Peru to Brazil, which politicians in Latin America have been dreaming to build for decades. However, an unforgiving geography and political disputes could prove challenging.
Many Voices Shape U.S. Outlook on China
May 26, 2015
While the US president is the architect of foreign policy, its development is both a top-down and bottom-up process. As the 2016 election approaches, it’s important to listen to those at operational levels within the government and scholars in academic circles, to see how the public consensus about the US-China relationship is evolving.
            
Peace & Security
THAAD Follows Kerry to Seoul and Beijing
May 26, 2015
Amidst Chinese and U.S. opposition, North Korea has amplified its pressure on South Korea and allies through its weapons development. However, China has opposed U.S. deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea, which could halt progress.
Peace & Security
What the US Gets Wrong About Chinese Cyberespionage
May 26, 2015
Is it government policy in China to pass on commercial secrets obtained via cyberespionage to civil sector firms?
Foreign Policy
Beyond American Predominance in the Western Pacific
May 22, 2015
Policymakers in the United States, China, and other Asian powers must choose whether to deal forthrightly and sensibly with the changing regional power distribution or avoid the hard decisions that China’s rise poses until the situation grows ever more polarized and dangerous.
Peace & Security
What Is New in the US DOD’s Report on China’s Military
May 20, 2015
This year’s analysis unreasonably suggests China has abandoned the non-confrontational approach of Deng Xiaoping’s 24-character guideline. The drumbeat of repetitiously negative reports from the Pentagon, despite applauding the growing cooperation between the two countries’ militaries, more often than not hurt the goodwill and hope of the Chinese people and its army to improve China-US relations.
Foreign Policy
Winds from West, Waves in South China Sea
May 20, 2015
Since the end of last year, the chess game over the South China Sea has grown bigger, with more outside players, bringing the situation to a new stage on the eve of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
Energy & Environment
Is the Climate Right for Paris?
May 18, 2015
Since China and the US the two countries made climate cooperation a priority in bilateral ties two years ago, the positive gesture has stimulated international climate politics. Moves toward common stances on key issues have raised hopes for new breakthroughs at the upcoming summit in France.
Finance & Economy
A Deeply Flawed Partnership
May 18, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with congressional approval, is primed to have “fast track” status to avoid public debate. The TPP would provide new incentives to send jobs abroad, increase corporate earnings, remove protections from both overseas and U.S. environments and workers; supporters argue that it is necessary to “outflank” China.
Culture & History
Chinese Americans Continue to Be Victimized by Racial Profiling
May 22, 2015
America welcomes immigrants and they come from all over the world. For Chinese-Americans, the dark side of this land of opportunity is that they continue to be victimized by the law enforcement’s hair trigger inclination to prosecute according to a racial profile.