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China and Russia Form an Enduring Partnership

Gordon Chang, writer

The 30-year, $400 billion gas contract, signed between Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom and China during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Shanghai to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and to participate in the CICA summit, signals a new partnership between the two nations.

Asian Awareness, Asian Security

Shen Dingli, Associate Dean, Fudan Unversity

At the fourth CICA Summit in Shanghai, China proposed a security concept for Asia in an attempt to shape a common Asian awareness and collective Asian security acceptable for all Asian countries, writes Shen Dingli.

CICA: Success and Challenge

Wu Zurong, researcher at China Foundation for International Studies

Having concluded the fourth summit on Confidence Building in Asia, CICA will play an increasingly important role in promoting peace, development and cooperation in Asia, writes Wu Zurong.

Beijing’s Growing Inability to Control Pyongyang

Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

Beijing’s recent warning that Pyongyang not conduct another nuclear test will likely prove as ineffectual as previous warnings, writes Ted Galen Carpenter. Without huge incentives, which Washington has yet to offer, Beijing is unwilling to employ harsh measures to ensure North Korean compliance due to the risks entailed in such a drastic policy change.

More Focus on Responsibilities in Upgraded Sino-African Ties

He Wenping, senior fellow with the Chahar Institute

The two high-profile visits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Africa clearly depict an upgrade in China’s ties with the continent. As He Wenping explains, China’s foreign policy will focus more on “contribution” and “responsibility” while working to enhance global cooperation.

Lasting Feud Detrimental to China and Japan

Feng Zhaokui, Honorary Academician of the CASS

Bilateral relations between China and Japan have grown increasingly dangerous as tensions rise over the disputed Diaoyu Islands and the Yasukuni Shrine. The two countries must restore trust and consider the long-term political, economic and environmental consequences of their actions.

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