China’s Small Exercise with Iran Reflects Big Calculations
Oct 24, 2014
China’s small naval exercise with Iran last month was unremarkable in its military importance but helps illustrate the larger strategic calculations facing Beijing as China tries to manage its trilateral relationship with Tehran and Washington.
General Wesley Clark’s Fanciful China Analysis
Oct 24, 2014
In his “Getting Real About China” op-ed from the New York Times, General Wesley Clark describes China’s rise as a threat to the international system and U.S. hegemony. In contrast, Stephen Harner examines the assertions and explains why he hopes future administrations will not follow Gen. Clark’s advice.
Answering Four Key Questions About China's Rise
Oct 20, 2014
"Is China going to compete for world power?" Most people in China, if asked such a question, would show little interest in seeing the country fighting for world power with the U.S., and still less in becoming another U.S.
            
Political & Social Development
The Umbrella Revolution: An Inevitable, But Short-lived ‘Influenza’
Oct 23, 2014
Reflecting on recent media coverage of “The Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong, Wu Sike outlines the three ways in which a “color revolution” typically unfolds and provides his explanation for why the political reform process will continue without being influenced by the demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Finance & Economy
AIIB is Good for Everybody
Oct 22, 2014
In response to U.S. suspicions over China’s establishment of an Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, Wu Jianmin lays out three reasons why the project would be a win-win for the Asia-Pacific region and the United States’ regional allies.
Political & Social Development
Hong Kong's Unique Opportunity to Forge a Middle Way
Oct 21, 2014
As the leaders of the umbrella movement sit down to negotiate with Hong Kong authorities after weeks of street protests, the big question is whether the two sides can find a compromise that meets both Beijing's concerns about stable and efficient governance on the one hand, and citizens' concerns about genuine, instead of sham, democracy on the other.
Foreign Policy
What Are China’s Core Interests?
Oct 21, 2014
Feng Zhaokui discusses the broader points of a 2011 whitepaper on “China’s Peaceful Development” – specifically the need to make address regional “hotspot” issues like the Diaoyu islands conflict with Japan. By solving the issues outlined, Feng argues regional stability alongside economic prosperity is possible.
Finance & Economy
Chinese Manufacturers Focus on South America’s Emerging Market
Oct 23, 2014
As Chinese manufacturers continue their expansion into South America, Walker Rowe describes the evolution of the region’s emerging markets and how Chinese companies are capitalizing on the growing middle class.
Foreign Policy
A New Thaw in China-Japan Relations
Oct 21, 2014
Does Tokyo’s military buildup have something to do with the recent thaw in relations between China and Japan? Franz-Stefan Gady explores the recent tensions between the two nations and analyzes the changes being made to Japanese defense forces since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken power.
Finance & Economy
Open Sesame: China’s Need for Continued Capital Market Reforms
Oct 20, 2014
Following Alibaba’s blockbuster initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, Curtis S. Chin examines rumors that Jack Ma will relocate his company to Hong Kong, where the rule of law is stronger, and discusses the need for further capital market reforms in the Middle Kingdom.
Political & Social Development
The Rule of Law Deserves High Priority in China
Oct 16, 2014
This month the Communist Party of China will hold its fourth plenary session of the 18th central committee with an emphasis on the rule of law. As Qin Xiaoying explains, Xi Jinping is making monumental progress by distinguishing himself from previous leaders and giving this issue a high priority on his policy agenda.