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

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Framing China’s National Security

Framing China’s National Security

Shen Dingli, Associate Dean, Fudan Unversity

China’s Central National Security Commission (NSC) convened its first meeting, on April 15, with President Xi Jinping giving his inauguration speech as the NSC Director. Xi clearly framed China’s national security as such that political security is at the core of national security while comprehensive security shall constitute the substances.

Hagel’s Visit Highlights Greater Chinese Military Transparency

Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

China has always valued military secrecy, however Richard Weitz explains that in recent years China has advanced in terms of transparency and the importance of clear communication between China and the U.S.

Are China and the United States Competing for Influence in the Western Hemisphere?

Eric Farnsworth, VP, Council of the Americas and Americas Society

US and China are engaging Latin America in different ways. While the US is attempting to rebuild relationships that have been strained recently, China has engaged in economic activities with countries in the region. Although China has invested heavily and is influential in the region, it has not led to increased tensions or competition between China and the US.

A Shift in Sino-US Economic and Trade Relations

Zhou Shijian, senior fellow, Tsinghua Center for US-China Relations

A Shift in Sino-US Economic and Trade Relations

2013 has seen three remarkable changes in China-US economic and trade relations, writes Zhou Shijian.

The Changing Regional Order in East Asia

Zhang Tuosheng, China Foundation for International Strategic Studies

Zhang Tuosheng lays out a path for East Asia to secure the peace and development it has enjoyed since the end of the Cold War and to consolidate and develop its nebulous security order featuring pluralism, cooperation and coexistence.

China’s Amity Diplomacy Sailing into the Future

Shen Dingli, Associate Dean, Fudan Unversity

China’s Amity Diplomacy Sailing into the Future

With the commanding in power of China’s new leadership in the March, China has unfolded its ambitious new diplomacy with amity, accommodation and principle, writes Shen Dingli.

Abe’s War Shrine Visit Tests China-US Cooperation

Liu Junhong, Researcher, Chinese Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations

On 26 December 2013, Shinzo Abe made a high-profile visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and said the visit fulfilled his long-cherished wish. The war shrine visit puts China-Japan relations in deep freeze and disturbs the geometry of power in the western Pacific, writes Liu Junhong.

Sino-Japanese Tensions: Legal Jousting and Beyond

Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies, Temple University in Japan

Are leaders sleepwalking towards another war? Jeff Kingston examines rising tensions in the East China Sea and warns that many of the current disputed territory issues arose from differences in the Cairo Declaration and the San Francisco Treaty.

Abe’s Shrine Visit Affronts World

Li Wei, director of the Institute of Japanese Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Shifting the focus of domestic contradictions was also smugly calculated into Abe’s decision. His shrine visit again brazenly affronted Chinese people and the people of other victimized countries and aggravated relations with Japan’s neighbors, writes Li Wei.

Mao in Theory and Practice

Chung-yue Chang, philosophy teacher, Montclair State University, US

For China, the nation and the civilization, “socialism with Chinese characteristics” has become a directional guide. And this directional guide, rooted both in its immediate revolutionary past and in its long cultural heritage, is guiding China forward, for the realization of the Chinese Dream in the short term and for further development of its civilization in the long run, writes Chung-yue Chang.

Counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden: Implications for PLA Navy

Zhou Bo, an honorary fellow with Academy of Military Science

Counter-Piracy off the coast of Somalia is a story of success. Until 22 December, 2013, the Chinese Task Forces have escorted 5460 ships including 2765 foreign ships. They have also escorted 7 ships of World Food Program in cooperation with the EU CTF- 465, writes Zhou Bo.

Max Baucus, A Good Candidate for US Ambassador to China

Tao Wenzhao, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Max Baucus, A Good Candidate for US Ambassador to China

Foreign news agencies have reported that President Barack Obama will likely nominate Senator Max Baucus to be his next envoy to China. If this is true and no change happens, it should be a positive move for the China-US relations, writes Tao Wenzhao.

The Founding Father

Eric X. Li, a venture capitalist and political scientist in Shanghai

“The history of the world is but biography of great men.” Mao Zedong, whose life left indelible marks on the lives of more than a billion people and changed the trajectory of the world, is to be studied with care and thoughtfulness, not to be judged with moral expediency, writes Eric Li.

China and the NSA

Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

Chinese officials have adopted a conspicuously low-key attitude toward the U.S. National Security Agency affair. However, despite protests from countries like Germany and Brazil, Beijing and Washington should work together to protect common cyber interests.

A New Model of Major-Country Relations: The New Driving Force Behind China-US Relations

Ruan Zongze, VP of China Institute of International Studies

The China-US relationship is, by all accounts, the decisive factor that will shape the future of the Asia-Pacific region and the world. It faces both opportunities and challenges in 2014. A stronger sense of shared responsibilities will put the new model of relations that both sides desire on a more solid footing, writes, Ruan Zongze.

Two Main Balancing Jobs – An Important Task for the Chinese Economy in 2014

Zhang Monan, researcher, China Center for International Economic Exchanges

Two Main Balancing Jobs – An Important Task for the Chinese Economy in 2014

With the Central Economic Work Conference just concluded, the important task facing the 2014 Chinese economy seems to be twofold: balancing China’s medium and long-term reform with its short-term growth, and balancing its structural adjustment with control and prevention of possible risks, writes Zhang Monan.

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