Focusing on America’s confident assertion of “exceptionalism,” Stephen Harner examines a recent address by National Security Advisor Susan Rice and points out how American exceptionalism is in direct conflict with Asian society and culture, threatening future cooperation in the region.
Wu Zurong responds to Professor James Holmes’ article on Taiwan, arguing that a win-win outcome for the Taiwan Strait should replace Holmes’ strategy for “winning without fighting.”
As the escalating standoff in the East China Sea continues, Tom Watkins urges calm in Beijing, Tokyo, and throughout Asia.
Chinese government announced the establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone on November 23. Ma Jun underscores the political implications of the new Chinese ADIZ in terms of national security, international rules and Sino-Japanese relations.
Washington’s maladroit handling of China’s newly announced Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) unnecessarily muddies the waters and raises tensions over the East China Sea. Rather than reacting calmly in a diplomatic manner, the US immediately militarized the situation by sending B-52 bombers into China’s zone.
The setup of an Air Defense Identification Zone in China’s East China Sea has caused tensions with Japan and the U.S. However, the setting up of such a zone is not outside of China’s right as an international state. The U.S. and Japan, who have AIDZ of their own should respect this as they work with China to reduce tensions.
The Obama administration is eager to dampen the tensions in the East China Sea. With the dangers of miscalculation too high, Richard Weitz states that the disputed islands are hardly worth a war.
Hostile rhetoric and military contingency planning by China and Japan in respect of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are at their most serious since the dispute first surfaced in 1970. It may be said that diplomacy has worked well so far in avoiding serious conflict, but in fact the two countries were never interested in any action that had a high risk of provoking a military confrontation. However, times have changed, writes Greg Austin.
So long as the overall strength of the mainland continues to grow and cross-strait relations continue to improve, the day will come when the U.S. and Taiwan have to decide whether arms deals are still needed, writes Zhou Bo.
October’s shutdown of the US federal government elicited responses from Chinese leaders and businesses alike. These responses all seemed to send the same message – the US must get its house in order or China will not be investing in the United States much longer.
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong hosted the High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange. This conference symbolizes the deepening ties between the U.S. and China as the numbers of social, cultural and educational exchanges continue to grow along with political ones.
Are warnings of the US provoking a war between China and Japan warranted? Ma Shikun examines the facts and lays out why current tensions warrant understanding and collaboration to ultimately avoid conflict.
While nations in the international community, especially Japan, Australia, and the United States, rushed to provide generous relief aid to the Philippines in the aftermath of devastating Typhoon Haiyan, China’s response has been noticeably different.
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