Exclusive Analysis of the Politics, Economics, Military and Culture of China-US Relations. - Part 11

CHINA US Focus - Exclusive Analysis of the Politics, Economics, Military and Culture of China-US Relations.

Bringing Order Out of Chaos – the Investigation of Zhou Yongkang

Bringing Order Out of Chaos – the Investigation of Zhou Yongkang

Tong Zhiwei, Professor, East China University of Political Science and Law

The downfall of Zhou Yongkang and Xu Caihou is of great practical significance, as it sets a new milestone in China’s deepening anti-graft campaign and clears way for the rule of law, writes Tong Zhiwei.

The Russia Sanctions Cul-de-sac

Dan Steinbock, Research Director, India China and America Institute

The Russia sanctions are likely to have an adverse impact on Russian, U.S. and Chinese economy and could push Europe to a triple-dip recession. A diplomatic solution could deter diminished global prospects.

Who Makes Rules On the Chessboard of the South China Sea?

Zhai Kun, Director of World Political Studies, CICIR

On the chessboard of the South China Sea, spectators have turned into players and the game is expanding, writes Zhai Kun.

Chinese Are Wary of the “China Threat Theory”

Ma Shikun, Senior Journalis, the People’s Daily

One of the largest impediments to stable US-China relations is the strongly held view of China as a growing and aggressive world power, known more formally as the “China Threat Theory.” This theory is based off of faulty assumptions and will have a negative impact on creating positive US-China relations in the future.

Obama’s Trip Aimed to Rightsize the Pivot, Not Threaten Beijing

Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

The unfavorable Chinese media coverage of President Barack Obama’s recent Asian trip reflects the mistaken impression that the president’s tour was designed to rally regional partners against Beijing, writes Richard Weitz.

North of North Korea: Notes on The Political Geography of Dandong


Any visitor to Dandong’s waterfront can tell that China offers a humanitarian and economic lifeline to DPRK. However, it is unclear to experts and laymen alike just how much political influence Beijing wields over Pyongyang, writes Indira P. Ravindran.

The Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks Are an Uphill Battle

He Wenping, Senior Fellow, Chahar Institute

Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes that Israel and Palestine will stick to the goal of an independent Palestinian state living in peace with Israel; and that negotiation should be the only way to achieve peace, writes He Wenping.

China Remains No.2 and PPP Remains in Laboratory


China Remains No.2 and PPP Remains in Laboratory

Despite predictions that the Chinese economy will overtake the US in 2014, China will still remain world No.2 for years, writes He Weiwen.

China’s Environmental Mess Creates Global Opportunity


Due to China’s rapid economic growth, the country is now incurring the hazardous effects of its accruing environmental damage. China’s environmental problems are exacerbated by global demand. The U.S. and China can attain mutual benefits by collaboratively cleaning up China’s eco-system. China should also capitalize on innovative green technologies to develop the interior and the west of the country.

US Should Learn To “Enjoy Cooperation”

Wang Yusheng, Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies

Wang Yusheng writes that China is not a “negative energy,” and the US should no longer continue to use regional allies to contain China. Instead, the United States should realize China’s growing power and cooperatively engage the country to bring regional stability to the Asia-Pacific.

Impact of Chinese Military Development on Regional and Global Security

Zhang Tuosheng, Director, China Foundation for Int'l Strategic Studies

Zhang Tousheng explores the reasons for the rapid development and modernization of China’s military, as well as emphasizing that this modernization has been beneficial for the region, and can continue to be if regional and international cooperation is formed between the United States and other regional adversaries.

Chinese Elements in U.S. TV Shows

Ji Yixin, Research Fellow, SIIS

With China’s growing national strength and influence, Chinese elements are increasingly being included in American films and TV shows, writes Ji Yixin.

Obama’s “Rebalancing” to Asia-Pacific Losing Balance

Fu Mengzi, VP, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations

China and the US are big countries in the Asia-Pacific. China appreciates a constructive US presence in the region. But it will also be unequivocally opposed to the US endangering Chinese national interests while developing ties with other Asia-Pacific nations, writes Fu Mengzi.

The Obama Visit to Japan: Appearance and Reality in U.S.-Japan-China Relations

Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official

Following the first visit to Japan by a U.S. president in nearly two decades, Stephen Harner examines President Barack Obama’s recent tour of four East Asian nations in order to truly understand how U.S.-Japan relations are advancing and what this means for the future of Sino-U.S. relations given current tensions between China and Japan.

Li’s Visit to Africa

Robert I. Rotberg, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Int'l Center

As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang continues his first tour of four key African nations since rising to the post last year, Robert I. Rotberg analyzes China’s investment in the region and answers the pivotal question: Is Premier Li Keqiang’s visit about more than just oil deals between China and Africa?

China’s Growing Cyber Security Concerns


The issue of cyber warfare and other cyber security incidents is becoming a serious problem for China, and is causing problems with its relations with foreign powers. In particular, China and the US have seen an increase in tensions due to cyber security issues initiated by US intelligence. The two powers should cooperate to avoid future cyber related conflicts.

Joseph Nye Is Wrong

Yu Sui, Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies

Joseph Nye, a professor at Harvard University, remarked on Sino-US relations during an interview with Japan’s Kyodo News. According to Yu Sui, Professor Nye’s stance on the United State’s position on the Diaoyu Islands and China’s current diplomatic policies sparked controversy as Professor Nye’s viewpoint is viewed as ethnocentric and ignorant of China’s history.

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