The escalation of tensions between China and Japan in 2013 has put a strain on the bilateral relationship and puts the Asia-Pacific region at risk for conflict. As Jin Ying points out, there are three steps the US should take to ensure stability and peaceful development.
In 2013, the continued cooperation of China and African nations has been a boon for the continent by increasing economic development and providing much needed healthcare infrastructure. As He Wenping explains, China’s cooperation with Africa only creates more areas of converging interests between China and the US, boosting bilateral relations.
After attending the 9th Manama Dialogue as China’s Middle East envoy, Wu Sike reflects on the meeting’s departure from previous years, the Syrian crisis and China’s increasing role in the Middle East.
North Korea has never been an easy ally for the People’s Republic of China. With the execution of Jang Song-taek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle and supposed mentor, Beijing’s uncertain clout in Pyongyang is at risk.
In the History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides posits that the ascension of a rising power is typically accompanied by the fall of the ruling power. However, by exploring two unprecedented realities in today’s society, Peng Guangqian lays out the argument for why the US and China can coexist.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to the Yasukuni Shrine produced a rare expression of displeasure from the US government, but the majority of US people have expressed little interest in this event, writes John Eddington.
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