The China Mirage
May 04, 2015
The China Mirage is a riveting history of U.S.-China relations from the 19th-century opium trade through World War II and on to the Vietnam War. Bradley traces a troubled relationship between two nations, showing how the West has often profoundly misunderstood and underestimated the East.
Is “Chimerica” in Decline?
Apr 30, 2015
The term “Chimerica,” is liberal theorizing that assumes the more economically interdependent the U.S. and China become, the more peaceful the hegemonic transition of power will be. Realists theorize that there is ongoing comprehensive balancing, from trade to militarization, and free trade alone will not solve deep ideological and system differences. Improved relations require increased participation and less inequality on both sides of the Pacific.
What Would a Clinton Presidency Mean for U.S.-China Relations?
Apr 27, 2015
Hilary Clinton’s established perspective on U.S.-China relations as the face of the “Pivot to Asia,” does not bode well for the bilateral relationship, writes Ben Reynolds. The existing Clinton ties with the Center for New America Security (CNAS), a hawkish, pro-interventionist think tank, further the claim that U.S. militaristic hegemony will continue to be the foreign policy toward China.
            
Foreign Policy
Abe's U.S. Visit May Speed up Hollowing-out of Japan-US Relations
May 04, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States is an important opportunity to carry forward his grandfather's legacy in seeking equal status with the U.S. in the area of security. “Abenomics,” which gives top priority to the "price of capital," features bold financial policy and flexible fiscal policy will not be compromised for the U.S.-backed TPP, though.
Culture & History
Changing Values Reflected in the Word Use of Chinese Authors
Apr 30, 2015
The system-wide social and economic transformations experienced by China have profoundly affected social and psychological relations. Rong Zeng and Patricia Greenfield studied the words used in 277,189 Chinese language books published in the few decades, finding evidence rising individualism and materialism in concert with growing urbanism, increasing wealth and higher levels of formal education.
Foreign Policy
U.S.-Japan Alliance Enters a Historic Phase
Apr 30, 2015
The U.S. state visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be remembered not only because few foreign leaders have been privileged to address a joint session of Congress, but for the strengthening of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Neither Washington nor Tokyo should explicitly link a more robust U.S.-Japan relationship with deterrence against China’s rise.
Culture & History
Why Are China's Leftists Embracing Confucius?
Apr 29, 2015
When Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu posted their new paper, "China's Ideological Spectrum," recently, it marked the first time that anyone has provided la...
Finance & Economy
The AIIB and Global Governance
Apr 28, 2015
Despite official American and Japanese opposition, 57 countries have opted to be among the founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Regardless of what naysayers believe, this remarkable turn of events can only benefit global economic governance.
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How to Break the 'Mutually Assured Misperception' Between the U.S. and China
Apr 22, 2015
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has emerged as a key broker of perceptions between the U.S. and China. On behalf of the Belfer Center at Harvard, he has just completed a seminal report "U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping.
Peace & Security
Thumbs up for the Iranian Nuclear Deal
Apr 22, 2015
The recent negotiations on Iranian nuclear development have given many around the world reason for optimism. He Wenping explains the negotiations with a special emphasis on the influence that the U.S. and China had on them and their respected roles moving forward.
Foreign Policy
China Goes West and India Acts East
Apr 21, 2015
China’s growing involvement in Sri Lanka and South Asia, drew Prime Minister Narendha Modi to visit Sri Lanka, the first for an Indian PM in 27 years. India’s utmost concern is security with China’s so-called “string of pearls” strategy, which though coined by a U.S. defense contractor, suspects China of building naval bases in the Indian Ocean. To ease tension, the two countries must accommodate each other’s maritime interests.