The China-US Asia-Pacific Consultations held in Beijing this week was inaugurated in 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to reflect the commitment by the two nations’ leaders to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship. The proper phrase for which is building a new type of major country relationship. However, rhetoric and policies in Washington often do not reflect such a goal.
In an excerpt from an article to be published in the first issue of the 2014 Fudan American Review, Cui Liru examines the United States’ rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and explains why China has become its strategic competitor in the region.
Following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in December, Wu Zurong lays out three reasons the United States should stop expressing disappointment towards Abe’s actions and put an end to his obstinacy.
The United States has an important role to play in the island dispute between China and Japan. As Dr. Mel Gurtov argues, the U.S. must rein in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and reassure Beijing to prevent tensions in the region from escalating.
Xi-Li diplomacy worked well in 2013, writes Zhai Kun. A successful 2014 will rely more on the coordination of its twin engines of development and security promotion.
Much of 20th Century history unfolded in the shadow of events in Europe in August 1914, when major powers in Europe launched one of the most savage wars the world had seen. August 2014 is looking very different. writes Greg Austin.
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