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

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Refuting the “Disruptors of the Status Quo” in US-China Ties

Refuting the “Disruptors of the Status Quo” in US-China Ties

Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official

Responding to a recent opinion editorial in The Washington Post, Stephen Harner writes that now is the time for U.S. leaders to join with disruptors of history, like Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, to proactively promote change in U.S.-China relations.

Differing Policies and Perspectives of the Ukraine Crisis

Zheng Yu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

How have different foreign policy approaches changed U.S. relations with Russia and China? As Zheng Yu explains, these differing policies and perspectives have become clearer as a result of the Ukraine Crisis and U.S.-led sanctions against Russia.

Intra-SCO Security Cooperation Helps Regional Stability

Shao Yuqun, Director, Center for American Studies, SIIS

The SCO should focus its efforts on intra-cooperation in security, politics and the economy. By doing so, the regional organization will enhance its ability to cope with regional challenges, and win respect from the rest of the world.

Obama’s Rebalance Syndrome Hurts US-China Relations

Zhang Zhixin, Chief of American Political Studies, CICIR

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.

Li’s Balancing Act

Zhang Jun, Professor, Fudan University

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.

Don’t Overestimate the China-Russia Gas Deal

Michal Meidan, Director, China Matters

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.

China and Vietnam: Riots and the Risk of Escalation in the South China Sea

John Ciorciari & Jessica Chen Weiss

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.

Sino-US Anti-terror Cooperation Needs to Transcend Prejudice and Misunderstanding

Wang Zhen, director, Shanghai Center for Anti-terrorism Studies

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.

China’s Great Communicator

Bill Black, Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard

What can students of effective communications techniques learn from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Europe?

China’s Problem in Xinjiang

Franz-Stefan Gady

China’s Problem in Xinjiang

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.

China and Russia Form an Enduring Partnership

Gordon Chang, Writer

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.

Asian Awareness, Asian Security

Shen Dingli, Associate Dean, Fudan Unversity

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.

When Will China’s Economy Become No. 1?

William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson School of Management

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.

CICA: Success and Challenge

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

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.

Sino-US Anti-Terror Cooperation Difficult Yet Possible

Fu Xiaoqiang, Director, Center for Counter-terrorism Studies, CICIR

Sino-US Anti-Terror Cooperation Difficult Yet Possible

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.

Chinese Cyber-Attacks: Will the US Step Up Its Active Cyber Defense Posture?

Franz-Stefan Gady

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 Growing Inability to Control Pyongyang

Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

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.

World Bank Overestimates China’s GDP

Niu Li, Director of Macro-economy Studies, State Information Center

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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