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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite predictions that the Chinese economy will overtake the US in 2014, China will still remain world No.2 for years, writes He Weiwen.
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.
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.
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.
With China’s growing national strength and influence, Chinese elements are increasingly being included in American films and TV shows, writes Ji Yixin.
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.
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.
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?
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, 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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