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.
The economic relationship between China and Africa is at an all-time high. But China must balance its desire for African resources with Africa’s employment needs to create a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.
China’s response to Chavez’s death signifies the explicit support and close attention that the country places on the stability of Venezuela, writes Wu Baiyi.
Ambassador Lv writes that mutual trust needs to be further developed between China and United States, and that grander efforts must be made to promote a new-type of major power relationship.
After World War II, its relations with the United States have been at the core of Japan’s foreign and security policies. However, there have been two different opinions within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on the relationship.
Replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, John Kerry has large shoes to fill. While Kerry’s confirmation offers hope to many that US-China relations will improve over the next four years, many wonder whether the seasoned foreign affairs expert will assert a more positive relationship or simply follow the Obama administration’s lead.
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