New Terror Threat Landscape Requires Closer Sino-US Cooperation
Dec 18, 2014
Although China and U.S. still have different interpretations of terrorism, the global increase of terrorist threats should urge the two nations to cooperate on anti-terrorism measures and intelligence. The U.S. has verbally agreed to support China’s key anti-terrorist campaign: quelling the East Turkestan Islamist Movement (ETIM) in Xinjiang.
Taiwan’s Resurgent Assertiveness: A New Worry for Washington
Dec 18, 2014
Ted Carpenter argues that the contentious Taiwan issue has merely been slumbering during the presidency of Ma Ying-jeou, and it now shows signs of awakening as a part of Taiwan’s greater assertiveness toward Beijing – which also implicates the United States in their role as “protector.”
Is China Trying to Drive the U.S. Out of Asia?
Dec 17, 2014
Internal causes in China are the basis of changes and developments in Asia, while external causes, such as relations with the other parts of the world, are secondary, and become operative through internal causes in Asia. Through this logic, Wu Zurong argues that the U.S. should consider its own development path before concerning itself with lost influence in Asia.
Finance & Economy
IMF Says U.S. Economy is Now Number 2
Dec 17, 2014
There is no guarantee the U.S. remains in the dominant position on the world stage. In fact according to The International Monetary Fund, as reported by The Daily Mail -- we no longer are, at least economically.
Culture & History
Bridging Cultural Divides to Create Supportive Universities
Dec 18, 2014
Chinese students now make up 31% of the foreign students on American campuses, a trend that has financially boosted U.S. higher education. However, many Chinese students face structural and social difficulties on, and school administrations have proven ineffective in responding. The improvement of Chinese student’s well-being requires increased interaction from all parties.
Finance & Economy
China Expands Infrastructure Projects in Latin America
Dec 09, 2014
Chinese companies and banks are building and funding many infrastructure projects across Latin America. Analysts have said some are these projects are being built for geopolitical reasons, but the main reason is to secure supplies of natural resources for the burgeoning Chinese economy.
Peace & Security
China-US Should Cooperate in Cyberspace Governance
Dec 16, 2014
China-U.S. relations in the field of the Internet is now an important component of the new model of major power relationship. To a great extent, the Internet will decide the future of both countries.
Foreign Policy
Sino-US Cross-Strait Strategic Stability: The Aircraft Carrier Factor
Dec 16, 2014
The recent landslide victory of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has obvious implications for China-U.S. relations, and for a cross-strait standoff between the countries two militaries. Washington should preempt any possible cross-strait military build-up and engage in a sincere dialogue about the democratic future of Taiwan in a “one country, two systems” solution.
Energy & Environment
China’s South-North Water Transfer Project: An Unsustainable Diversion
Dec 11, 2014
The South-North Water Transfer Project represents an impressive feat in human engineering to bring between 4 and 20 percent of Yangzi river water to the water-scarce North China. However, as Britt Crow-Miller warns, the “band aid” solution could have lasting negative effects for South China communities in years to come.
Peace & Security
The Wuzhen Summit and Chinese Internet Sovereignty
Dec 08, 2014
The first state sponsored World Internet Conference was recently held in Wuzhen, China. Its main goal was to reinforce the idea of Internet sovereignty for individual nations, which has been decried by the U.S. as a veiled attempt to impose China’s state-centric approach to Internet governance to the wider world.
Finance & Economy
Will the RMB Enter A New Round of Depreciation?
Dec 12, 2014
China’s Central Bank is assessing changes in its international monetary policy in the following areas: RMB internationalization, becoming less dependent on U.S. Federal Reserve monetary adjustments, and containing the arbitrage of foreign speculative investment. With a major focus on the dispossession “outstanding funds for foreign investment,” the RMB is expected to experience moderate depreciation or fluctuation.