US-Russia Tussles Provoke Thought
Jun 24, 2016
The US deployment of anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe could lead to a new arms race. Russia sees the moves as a harbinger of the eastward expansion of NATO and perhaps a springboard for the United States to expand and increase its presence into the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asian regions. This will not be constructive to easing tensions and creating stability in Europe.
How to Win China’s Aid on North Korea: Stop Forcing Beijing to Choose Between the U.S. and the North
Jun 23, 2016
By ignoring the Chinese, Kim Jong-un has been gambling with his regime’s future. The PRC appears more ready than ever before to abandon its troublesome friend. However, inertia—and a cold-hearted assessment of interests—is likely to hold Beijing back from cooperating with the U.S. if forced to choose America over Pyongyang.
Take Carter’s Outstretched Hand
Jun 23, 2016
Escalating tensions regarding the Asian-Pacific territorial disputes and other security issues make clear that we need a new approach to dealing with these regional questions. Recent weeks have seen renewed Chinese-U.S. military incidents, stalemated China-U.S. security talks, and a failed China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting.
            
Peace & Security
World Calls for New Anti-Terror Concept
Jun 24, 2016
Chinese experts believe that countries can only handle the challenges from terrorism through promoting bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation from the perspective of common security.
Finance & Economy
Can China Lead and transform G20?
Jun 23, 2016
China is eager to keep its economy going strong under “the new normal” to develop an innovative, coordinated, green, open and sharing economy, and Beijing is willing to take the lead in better coordination of macro-economic policies among major economies. The world economy clearly needs structural adjustment, which has to be a collective endeavor for economies both developed and developing, which are intertwined and interdependent in the age of globalization.
Culture & History
Amidst Orlando Tragedy, China’s LGBT Groups Make Their Voice Heard
Jun 22, 2016
In the wake of the deadly shooting in an Orlando gay club, nearly 200 Chinese LGBT groups issued an unforeseen joint statement as a tribute to the victims, a expression of grief, and to send a strong message to the general public in China on LGBT violence. Despite enormous progress in the past two decades, LGBT groups still face discrimination, and are fighting to push legislation to give individuals more protection under the law.
Peace & Security
South China Sea Arbitration a Cover for U.S. Meddling
Jun 22, 2016
The Philippines is being used by the US merely as a pawn to serve the strategic interests of the US. It is precisely because we have seen through this that we choose to resist the South China Sea arbitration -- a political farce under the cloak of law -- and reject any award that comes out of the arbitration.
Peace & Security
China-US Relations in Cyberspace: A Half-Year Assessment
Jun 16, 2016
: Franz-Stefan Gady argues that the end goal of Sino-U.S. deliberations will not be an end to state-sponsored hacking or cyber espionage, but to put a framework in place that will not only help prevent disagreements in cyberspace from spilling over into other parts of the bilateral relationship, but also help both sides to get closer to an understanding of what constitutes strategic stability, i.e., peace, in cyberspace.
Foreign Policy
Cooler Heads Must Prevail in South China Sea Disputes
Jun 17, 2016
On Tuesday, senior ASEAN diplomats gathered in Yunnan for a special foreign ministers' meeting with their Chinese counterparts. The idea came from ASEAN countries, the turnout was impressive, and the retreat was deemed "timely and important". Amidst media speculation that the discussion pitted ASEAN against China, it will be useful to take a step back and examine the larger picture.
Foreign Policy
China-U.S. Relations: Creating an Effective Relationship at the Subnational Level
Jun 15, 2016
Rather than doubting the sincerity of corporate executives who create new technologies that propel the China-U.S. relationship forward, Carson Tavenner and Tom Watkins propose listening to non-profit leaders, educators, and other China-America bridge-builders who search for cooperative solutions while building trust and honesty between people.
Foreign Policy
Trump’s Foreign Policy Preference and Its Implications
Jun 08, 2016
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee insists that promoting democracy where it’s neither familiar nor welcome has been a foolish US policy. But abandoning the norms and institutions established after World War II will diminish not only US global leadership but also the entire international system – not good news in an era of weakening global economic development and uncertain international and regional security.