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What China Is Doing to Clear the Air and Fight Climate Change

What China Is Doing to Clear the Air and Fight Climate Change

Feng Zhaokui, Honorary Academician, CASS

Responding to a report by the Nikkei on China’s environmental pollution, Feng Zhaokui acknowledges China’s struggle with the environment and addresses how ecological and environmental issues are not just a problem for China, but a problem for the entire world.

US Spy Planes Monitor China at Close Range: Legal, But Unwise

Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Are recent aerial encounters between Chinese fighter aircraft and U.S. surveillance planes a sign of the Obama administration’s further containment of China? Examining the legality of Washington’s surveillance flights, Ted Galen Carpenter warns that while the maneuvers are justified, they only escalate tensions in the Asia-Pacific.

Anti-trust Move Essential for Market Economy

Zhang Monan, Researcher, China Int'l Economic Exchanges Center

Are China’s anti-trust investigations into Western companies a form of protectionism? Companies like Qualcomm, Microsoft, Chrysler, and Audi were not the first to be subject to China’s anti-monopoly laws. Zhang Monan explains that many domestic companies have also faced penalties, allowing China to establish a law-ruled market economy.

Ghosts of Imperialist Wars Past: China’s Tourist Hot Spots Today

Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

After visiting China’s tourist hot spots, Doug Bandow explores how China’s history of subjugation under Western forces continues to shape the outlook of Chinese citizens and affects everything from the country’s foreign policy to the resurgence of nationalism.

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation vs US-Africa Summit

David Shinn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

Was the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Washington’s response to China’s growing role on the African continent? David H. Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, explores this summit and its similarities to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

China and Japan in the Americas

Eric Farnsworth, VP, Council of Americas and Americas Society

While China’s entry into Latin America continues to gain international attention, a push by Japan to increase its influence in the region is receiving far less coverage. As Eric Farnsworth explains, Japan has maintained long-term interests in the region that it is only now seeking to strengthen.

EB-5 Regional Centers Represent US as part of China’s CIFIT

Dan Redford, VP, Investor Relations for Civitas Capital Group

As the China International Fair for Investment and Trade, one of the largest global trade fairs in China, prepares to begin its 19th year, Dan Redford provides a breakdown of the conference and explains the significance of the EB-5 Visa Program to Chinese investors.

Hardening Competition with China—Implications for US Taiwan Policy

Robert Sutter, Professor, George Washington University

As the rivalry between the United States and China in the Asia-Pacific continues, Taiwan will play an ever-increasing role in the Obama administration’s rebalance or pivot to the region. Robert Sutter explains recent congressional interest in Taiwan and lays out three reasons why existing U.S. policies will continue.

The American Contribution to China’s Cyber Power

Greg Austin, Professorial Fellow, EastWest Institute

For all of the techno-nationalist heat coming out of both the United States and China on issues of cybersecurity in recent years, the two countries have in the main benefited from a deepening relationship in the ICT sector for more than two decades.

havChina: Contributor, Not a Freeloader

Shen Dingli, Associate Dean, Fudan Unversity

Responding to statements made by President Barack Obama in an interview with The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, Shen Dingli examines China’s contributions to the world order the United States has established and provides two reasons why China would be hesitant to act proactively in the international system.

Mugabe Goes to China

Robert I. Rotberg, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Int'l Center

After being snubbed by the Obama administration and excluded from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe traveled to China in search of much needed financial support to help restore the Zimbabwe’s crumbling infrastructure.

Cooperation in Big Data Improves China-US Relations

Yu Xiang, Research Fellow, CICIR

Can cooperation on big data technology help improve Sino-U.S. relations? Yu Xiang examines this emerging sector and describes how cooperation on this issue could reduce tensions in other areas, like cyber-espionage.

India’s China Problem

Brahma Chellaney, Professor, Center for Policy Research

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to New Delhi, where he will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holds great significance for Sino-Indian relations. While tensions have been high in recent years, the progress that Modi has made since his election in May offers hope for greater stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mutual Understanding Leads to More Trust

Chen Jimin, Assistant Research Fellow, CPC Party School

Promoting mutual understanding should be the goal in order to build a healthy relationship among countries. This is especially true for China and the US in their efforts to build a new model of a major power relationship, writes Chen Jimin.

The US-China Tangle Over the South China Sea

Mel Gurtov, Editor-in-Chief, Asian Perspective

The US-China Tangle Over the South China Sea

While the United States continues to try and resolve disputes in the South China Sea to protect the security of established sea routes and ports, China finds the situation to be stable. Dismissing any alleged tensions, China claims that it and ASEAN do not need U.S. interference to help rectify the so-called dispute.

Who Makes Rules On the Chessboard of the South China Sea?

Zhai Kun, Director of World Political Studies, CICIR

Who Makes Rules On the Chessboard of the South China Sea?

On the chessboard of the South China Sea, spectators have turned into players and the game is expanding, writes Zhai Kun.

The Russia Sanctions Cul-de-sac

Dan Steinbock, Research Director, India China and America Institute

The Russia sanctions are likely to have an adverse impact on Russian, U.S. and Chinese economy and could push Europe to a triple-dip recession. A diplomatic solution could deter diminished global prospects.

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