The close consultation on the Korean issue in Secretary Kerry’s first trip was important, writes Fan Jishe, but far from enough. To establish a strategically stable bilateral relationship, Secretary Kerry still has a long way to go, and his mission is not accomplished, yet.
The most notable manifestation of China’s peaceful development in the world will be the change of power structure, writes Ding Gang in People’s Daily. A transfer of power, as well as the redistribution of responsibilities and rights, will be in the interest of all countries.
Whether Secretary Kerry will clarify America’s position on the “pivot to Asia” is unclear, writes Dean Cheng. Kerry’s first visit to Asia could have provided much-needed clarification on this vital issue; instead, it likely only further muddies the waters.
In an exclusive interview with President Yang Jiemian of Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS), he explains what “New Type of Major Power Relations” means to China, and how the term is interpreted differently by Chinese and Americans.
As China prepares for Secretary Kerry’s visit, Qian Liwei writes that it will take time and patience to convince China that it isn’t the target of the U.S. rebalancing strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
African leaders praised President Xi Jinping’s trip to the Fifth BRICS Summit, highlighting the close ties between China and sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the warm welcome, Professor Robert Rotberg warns that Xi’s ties to autocrats could harm China’s future prospects on the continent. As Xi cracks down on internal corruption, should he also reevaluate the corrupt practices of his African peers?
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