First-Quarter Financial Data Bode Well for Economic Rebound, but Worries Linger
May 04, 2016
Driven by factors such as unprecedented financing growth and increased investments by governments, the economy in the first quarter showed an obvious marginal improvement, which could maintain until June. The price includes an excessive money supply, a rising leverage level and the structural aggravation, therefore, doubts remain whether such improvements could sustain for the long term.
Properly Investing in Zero Emissions Energy to Pay for Ageing U.S. and Chinese Populations
May 04, 2016
Roughly $10 trillion per year, or 12% of the global economy, is now in play fighting climate change. Properly invested in zero emission energy, transport and business infrastructure of tomorrow. Key to the success of a future clean energy economy will be liberalization of energy markets, which partially exists in the U.S. operation of nationwide natural gas distribution system. Critical reforms along these lines also are underway in China.
Persistent Suitor: Washington Wants India as an Ally to Contain China
Apr 29, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Delhi in mid-April, and along with $14 billion in supposed defensive military items from the U.S., as well as a cancelled Beijing trip, unease has spread in China’s defense community. It appears that mutual concerns about China’s ambitions are principal driving force in the China-U.S. bilateral relationship.
            
Political & Social Development
Recognizing China’s Internet Governance Despite Its Foundational Opposition to Western Values
Apr 27, 2016
Rogier Creemers argues that for global Internet continuity, the West must recognize China has legitimate interests and claims that must be respected, even if the foundational values of its political system are diametrically opposed. Conversely, China must come to terms with the fact that not all rules in the global playing field are sedulous attempts by the U.S. to expand its own power, and that it also must be bound by them in order to maintain global stability and prosperity.
Foreign Policy
Let Us Focus on Cooperation and Manage Differences
May 03, 2016
Dialogue has been the path to a constructive relationship between Washington and Beijing, most recently on the long-contentious issues of cyber security. There is a wide range of areas for further Sino-US cooperation, including challenges in global hotspots, bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation, people-to-people exchanges, military-to-military exchanges and security cooperation.
Foreign Policy
U.S.-China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
May 03, 2016
The following is the prepared speech by Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State of the United States in his testimony before the Senate Foreign R...
Foreign Policy
Obama Administration Policy in the Asia-Pacific
Apr 29, 2016
The following is the prepared speech by Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State of the United States in his testimony before the House Foreign Af...
Peace & Security
Situating the Philippines Between U.S. and China in South China Sea
Apr 18, 2016
As China’s permanent neighbor and the U.S.’ long-time ally, the Philippines has a unique role mediating between the U.S. and China in the South China Sea. However, if the Philippines fails to improve its current political relations with China, while continuously enhancing its defense alliance with the U.S., the Philippines can become a catalyst for the proverbial “Thucydides trap.”
Finance & Economy
A Tale of Two Canals
Apr 18, 2016
The history of U.S. engagement in global commerce is intricately intertwined with the Panama Canal. China, through a private investment partnership, has made plans to construct a similar canal through Nicaragua. Though the countries own politics will determine its viability, environmental and funding issues may derail it sooner.
Political & Social Development
Obama: I’m No Lame Duck
Apr 20, 2016
A string of achievements in his second term, even after a disastrous 2014 mid-term election, means the incumbent can be ranked among the nation’s high-achieving presidents, despite the fact that his efforts did little to change America’s outdated perspective on its place in world affairs.
Peace & Security
China Must Confront the North Korean Conundrum
Apr 08, 2016
There is little doubt that the so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has lost Chinese public opinion. Doug Bandow argues that it would help if the U.S. and its allies, most obviously the Republic of Korea and Japan, made it easier for Beijing to effectively join America’s anti-Pyongyang coalition.