Zhang Zhixin lays out three reasons why the Obama administration’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and attempts to contain China, especially through the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, are a move in the wrong direction and will only hurt bilateral ties.
Three years of persistent economic slowdown have rattled Chinese economists and policymakers. Financial analysts are in a tizzy over whether GDP growth will fall below 7%, parsing official statements for clues as to whether and when the government will act.
After last week’s announcement that Russia and China finally signed a 30-year natural gas pipeline agreement valued at $400 billion, Michal Meidan analyses the geopolitical implications of this deal and how it could affect global energy markets and the U.S. presence in Asia over the next few years.
As John Ciorciari and Jessica Chen Weiss explain, relations between China and Vietnam have plummeted to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War following a row over disputed territory in the South China Sea.
In the face of the international terrorist organizations’ threats to the international community, China and the US need to assume responsibilities, and join hands in a new round of cooperation, writes Wang Zhen.
What can students of effective communications techniques learn from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Europe?
The recent spate of high-profile attacks against Chinese citizens at train stations shows a genuine and ongoing security problem that China must address more aggressively.
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.
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.
Following World Bank projections that China will become the largest global economy based on purchasing power parity, William Yu contends that better economic ranking indicators exist, like market exchange rate. Using this measurement, where U.S. GDP was calculated at $17 trillion compared to China’s $9.1 trillion, China’s economy is expected to surpass the U.S.’s sometime in the next two decades.
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.
Fu Xiaoqiang explains that terrorist groups in China now pose a more acute risk as their network and capacity has expanded. Rather then inadvertently encouraging separatist and extremist groups in China, and being swayed by power politics, the United States should leverage common security goals and collaborate with China in fighting global terrorism.
Despite recent steps by the Pentagon to build trust between the Chinese and U.S. militaries, the indictment of Chinese military personnel for alleged cyber-espionage has undoubtedly affected bilateral relations between the two nations. Without an entirely accurate view of Sino-US cyber competition, escalatory reactions, like the suspension of the China-U.S. Working Group, are bound to continue.
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.
Recent reports on China’s GDP are based on an overestimation of China’s purchasing power parity due to different calculation methods, writes Niu Li. While China’s aggregate economy is very large, it must continue to build up its service industry and increase domestic demand rather than solely focusing on the quantity of economic growth.
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