Why has the popularity of Western shows like “House of Cards” and “Sherlock” soared in China? As Dan Redford and Joan Xu explain, the lack of a developed and mature cultural voice has led Chinese citizens to define their own “Chinese Dream” using Western counterparts.
Ma Shikun addresses China’s political and economic concerns over the United States’ “return to Asia Pacific” strategy. This unease centers around three factors: U.S. military deployments targeting China, U.S. collaboration with Shinzo Abe and Benigno S. Aquino III, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Shao criticized the US media and Embassy’s responses to the recent terrorist attack in Kunming. He explained why the Chinese were angry about the Embassy’s statement, and what could the US learn from this diplomatic blunder.
As the new U.S. Ambassador to China, former Senator Max Baucus takes leadership over a prominent and historically significant foreign policy position.
Asia Pacific economic cooperation is an essential part of today’s globalization process, however the process is at a crossroads with both TPP and RCEP under negotiation, write Tang Guoqiang and Wang Zhenyu.
Tom Watkins explores the incredible growth of China’s rail system and argues that America would be right to build reliable rail system of its own.
Following the second round of talks in Geneva, Wu Sike explains the urgent need for the international community to find a peaceful resolution to Syria’s three-year long crisis.
While observing the Ukraine crisis, China should also bear in mind that both China and Russia are confronted with Western pressure. China should therefore promote strategic collaboration with Russia and counter Western interference, writes Chen Xiangyang.
Recent fluctuations in the Chinese yuan have given way to far-flung fears that the Chinese economy is faltering. However, Michael Justin Lee explains that the yuan’s fall against the U.S. Dollar was engineered by the People’s Bank of China and was necessary to reduce hot money the Chinese economy slows.
Hugh Stephens discusses the rationale behind Canada’s recent decision to eliminate its immigrant investor and entrepreneur program, and the impact that it might have on similar US programs. The Canadian government review concluded that the investor immigrant program did not provide a good ROI for Canada. This decision, along with tighter citizenship qualification policies, will likely dampen enthusiasm for future Chinese investor immigration to Canada although other channels remain open. The termination of the Canadian program will cause increased interest in the US EB-5 visa program although absolute numbers of visas granted is unlikely to increase significantly.
Stephen Roach states that China’s slowing GDP growth is a natural result of a rebalancing of the Chinese economy. However, China’s recent economic growth has lead to an unbalanced codependency of China and the US. Thus, Roach believes that the US should adopt a new growth strategy, based on saving and investing in people, infrastructure, and capacity.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with the political support of right wing conservative forces, is seeking to amend Article 9 of the Constitution, which stipulates that Japan is no longer able to maintain a standing army, navy and air force, and forfeits all rights to belligerency.
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