Even though the Western media attacks it as a form of Chinese neo-colonialism, the China-Africa relationship has in the past decade moved steadily and rapidly forward despite interferences.
India should welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “five-point proposal” for Sino-Indian relations, for it recognizes the two countries’ growing economic relationship and global cooperation. This would be a good starting point for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s conversation with Xi at this week’s BRICS summit.
Commenting on the recent reached China-Russia joint statement, Su Xiaohui says that China and Russia are not allying against the US and China is not seeking Russia’s support in its territorial disputes.
Xi Jinping has chosen Moscow as the destination for his first state visit in his new capacity as the Chinese president, a decision that has caught the attention of the international community. Some people see it as a readily understandable decision, while others regard it with unease.
With the departure of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, the future of the United States’ “pivot” to Asia has been called into question. While initial perceptions of Secretary Kerry’s priorities led some to worry that a policy shift might ensue, Dr. Ely Ratner argues that the Obama Administration remains deeply committed to the Asia rebalancing.
The fact that Xi Jinping’s first foreign visit as China’s president will be to Russia is symbolic. Russia is, of course, a neighbor across a 4,355-km-long border. It is also an important source of raw materials and military technology for China.
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