China appears to be fed up with North Korea’s belligerent attitude and reckless threats of nuclear war, but does this necessarily mean China will abandon it’s long-time ally? Zhu Feng examines the possibility of a radical policy shift by China and whether Kim Jong-un’s regime has gone too far with its latest saber rattling.
Since Xi Jinping’s call for establishing a new type of major power relationship between China and the US in February 2012 as then China’s Vice President, various explanations and heated discussions have arisen within both the Chinese and the US academic, as well as diplomatic circles. Yang Jiemian brings us an inspiring and enlightening vision with his “Four News and Three Mutuals;” the core of the New Type of Major Power Relations.
Under the newly elected leadership of Park Geun-hye, South Korea is poised to transform its relations with China and North Korea through increased engagement.
The world’s task in addressing North Korea’s recent saber rattling is made no easier by the fact that it confronts an impoverished and effectively defeated country. On the contrary, it is precisely in such circumstances that calm foresight in policy making is most necessary.
Thirty-four years after President Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act, US arms sales to Taiwan continue to impede the positive development of Sino-US relations. However, with peaceful cross-Straits relations, Wu Zurong argues it’s time to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and allow US relations with both China and Taiwan to flourish.
President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo, and his participation in the fifth BRICS summit in Durban has sparked speculation over China’s diplomatic inclinations among some circles overseas.
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