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.
Time for an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Oct 22, 2014
The proposed Asian infrastructure bank could galvanize growth in emerging Asia and boost lingering global recovery.
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
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.
Energy & Environment
2014 APEC: Catalyst for Global Climate Change Action?
Oct 14, 2014
Can China provide intellectual leadership on climate change and green infrastructure? While Chinese President Xi Jinping may be missing this year’s UN Climate Summit, Stewart Taggart explores the policy mechanisms available to the nation as this year’s host of APEC.
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.
Political & Social Development
Find Electoral Reform That Works for Hong Kong and Beijing
Oct 16, 2014
Living in Hong Kong since 1995, Muhammad Cohen reflects on his experiences in his adopted hometown and offers suggestions for Hong Kong’s leadership and Beijing to find a way forward in electoral reforms.
Culture & History
Is The World Big Enough For the United States and China?
Oct 13, 2014
Tom Watkins argues that growing perceptions of fear and distrust in China’s economic and military rise threaten to destabilize the global order. However, the United States and China can continue to enhance bilateral relations and build mutual trust through the continued development of people-to-people exchanges in order for the two nations to find stability and prosper.
Foreign Policy
China and Iran: Friends in Need
Oct 09, 2014
Reflecting on the recent joint naval exercises between Iran and China, Michal Meidan explores how the strategic relationship between the two nations involves more than just oil and discusses how US-led sanctions against Iran continue to complicate geopolitics.
Finance & Economy
The Cost of China’s Economic Transition
Oct 08, 2014
While Zhang Monan acknowledges there are problems facing China’s economy, she points out that a new perspective is key to understanding the future of China as it will take time for analysts to realize the “new normal” of the Chinese growth model.