China-US Foreign Policy | CHINA US Focus - Part 9

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Why Can Abe’s Government Lift the Ban on Collective Self-Defense?

Chen Jimin, Assistant Research Fellow, CPC Party School

On July 1, Abe’s government lifted a constitutional ban on collective self-defense. The US, initially indifferent to this development, later expressed its support, despite strong rhetoric condemning Japanese aggression and behavior during WWII. It is necessary for China to properly develop its relationship with the U.S. in order to prevent Japan from further deviating from a peaceful path.

How We Should Not Misread China?

Wang Dong, Associate Professor, Peking University

While borrowing Chinese President Xi’s hope that the United States would take into consideration the Chinese perspective when it comes to territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, Wang Dong criticizes widely spread US misperception and misunderstanding of China’s foreign policy behavior, and argues that the absence of the Chinese perspective may have led to much of the misreading of China’s behavior.

Time to Acknowledge the Facts: U.S.-Chinese Cyber Security Talks

Dan Steinbock, Research Director, India China and America Institute

Despite the recent U.S. indictment of PLA officials on grounds of cyber-hacking, Dan Steinbock argues that the only way forward is for both the U.S. and China to acknowledge the facts of the matter and sincerely work to enhance bilateral relations.

Sino-US Competition and Cooperation in Outer Space

Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science

Outer space is an increasingly important domain of the global commons, but despite the benefits of a Sino-U.S. cooperative approach to space, there remain areas of competition between the two major powers. China and the U.S. should overcome the resistance, build a framework for broad space cooperation, and try to overwhelm the impulse of confrontation by the impetus of cooperation.

Powerful Questions Demand National Leaders’ Answers

Tom Watkins, Advisor, University of Michigan Confucius Institute

Powerful Questions Demand National Leaders' Answers

The question “can we all get along?” as posed by Rodney King is echoed by Tom Watkins as he stresses that this sentiment should be applied to China-U.S. relations. Additionally, Watkins further stresses that the seeds for this cooperation already exist and the S&ED provides a forum to help foster this cooperation.

Cooperation is the Only Way Out for China and the U.S.

Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies

The upcoming China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue provides the perfect opportunity for the United States and China to effectively and efficiently cooperate on various issues that concern both nations’ interests individually, as well as collectively. Additionally, Wu Zurong believes that the U.S. should use the forum to scale back its seemingly hardline stance against China.

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