Monthly Archives: April 2012

More than one-half of Americans think China is already the world’s leading economy – an astonishing misperception, given that China’s gross domestic product is still less than half of America’s. As George Orwell once observed, “Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.” China has grown […]

During the BRICS Summit in New Delhi on April 8 2012, the leaders of the five developing countries agreed to “enhance intra-BRICS trade” and agreed on an accord on extending a credit facility in their own currencies. In their joint declaration the BRICS leaders made another important step in cooperation […]

In an exclusive interview, Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy speaks about China’s increasing influence in international institutions and the idea of international structural change. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US is generally perceived as the sole super power nation. This notion has changed as the rise of many developing countries start to participate more actively in international affairs. He envisions China’s role in selecting heads of IMF and the World Bank will increase.

China’s all-round reform, especially its political one, has long suffered from interference and obstruction from the extreme left. Dealing with Bo Xilai’s serious disciplinary violation and the related Chongqing cases with a strong rule of law will help remove obstacles posed by the extreme left in China’s road to reform, thereby initiating political reform including change to the judicial system.

What does the Bo affair tell us about China? The very fact that so much of it has entered the public domain – and in real time, as opposed to long after the event – is a sign that it is now far more difficult to keep these things under wraps. The growth of the internet, microblogs and a more lightly censored media mean that Chinese society is far more open and porous than was previously the case.

The majority of discussions at the April 2012 U.S. Army War College’s 23rd annual Strategy Conference focused on the rise of China and the People’s Liberation Army. Despite U.S. concerns over a lack of transparency in China’s military, the 23rd annual Strategy Conference agreed the ties linking China and the U.S. make future conflicts unlikely.

The U.S. presidential race to date has seen its fair share heated rhetoric concerning China, in particular from Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. While it’s essential for the U.S. leaders to stand firmly in support of American interests and values, candidates should be wary of letting political point-scoring damage the world’s most important bilateral relationship

In his recent government work report, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has set the mission for facilitating substantial cultural progress and prosperity, noting that a nation's perpetuity depends on the inheritance of its cultural cream. China's rise has made the whole world hanker for the cultural secrets of its success. Hence, […]

China is my country, and I want her to succeed. The United States was my home for nine years. I have great admiration for the American people. And I believe the US-China relationship is the most important international relationship today.

The biggest advantage of a childbearing quota trading system is to enable people longing for more children to fulfill their dream decently, on the one hand, and on the other hand, it helps the quota sellers to earn a better life. Suppose you already have one child, and are economically […]

A recent study co-authored by Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal and Dr.Wang Jisi has aroused a great deal of interest among Chinese and American officials and policy analysts who are concerned about the relationship. One frequently asked question is: given the degree of the mutual distrust and the difficulty in reducing it, are the two countries heading for a long-term strategic rivalry and confrontation?

The Washington-based Brookings Institution recently warned that America and China have come to view their relationship in adversarial, “zero-sum” terms. If so, each contender sees the other’s gains as its own loss. An escalatory dynamic may take hold as they hedge against setbacks while trying to score gains of their […]

For the purpose of curbing the excessive rise of housing prices, the Chinese government came forward in 2010 with a series of macro regulation and control measures including implementation of a property-purchasing limitation policy in some cities. It has also put into execution corresponding financial policies including tighter control of […]

The next decade is likely to be the decisive period determining the future course of U.S.-China relations. Unless China and the United States can find ways to block the current drift toward strategic rivalry, tensions will rise.

Ever since fiscal decentralization in 1994, local governments have been saddled with a smaller slice of the revenue pie and a bigger slice of the expenditure pie, leading to a desperate search for revenue streams.  In the last 15 years, the real estate sector has emerged as a savior for […]

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