Could China’s slowing growth rattle African economies and, in turn, impact American and European markets? As Robert Rotberg explains, African nations depend upon Chinese investment for continued growth and stability. However, with the United States and European Union still suffering from an economic downturn, China’s slowdown could have a domino effect that exerts further pressure on Africa.
Wu Sike describes his point of view on the crises in Libya, Palestine and Syria after attending international conferences. He advocates for increased attention and willingness by the international community to come to their aid to alleviate the humanitarian crises and to ensure that each state has the opportunity to grow with respect for their rights and sovereignty.
It is of essential significance to consistently enhance diplomatic relations with neighboring countries and improve good-neighborliness. Periphery strategy and diplomacy will always be important to China, writes Shi Yinhong.
China’s 2014 “host diplomacy” provides the best opportunity for China to demonstrate its achievements in economic growth and its recent defense build-up, writes Jin Canrong and Kong Xihui.
Sino-Japanese relations have been strained due to confrontations regarding the Diaoyu Islands and state visits to the Yasukuni Shrine by Japanese leaders. In order to mitigate these tensions, it is imperative that the Chinese government adjusts its official policies in order to shift the international perception of Japan in their favor.
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) infiltrated Chinese telecom giant Huawei years ago. The disclosures highlight the global risks associated with unilateral government surveillance.
A new report demonstrates that future relations between China and the US need not suffer a power conflict. Instead, as Wang Wenfeng notes, their cooperation should serve as an example for the international community.
As international tensions increase over Russia’s actions in Crimea, China continues to keep a low profile. Ted Galen Carpenter explains that as China’s leaders exhibit nervous ambivalence over the developments, the United States should not misinterpret this as siding with Western powers.
Trade between Brazil and China has flourished over the past decade. However, the current trade relationship may be disrupted as Brazil recognizes the benefits of adding value along its supply chain, giving way to more opportunities for the United States to build upon its economic relationship with Latin America’s largest emerging market.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to China highlights the need to build-upon people-to-people exchanges to increase cross-cultural understanding between students in China and the United States. As Tom Watkins explains, two important initiatives are hoping to increase these types of exchanges through study abroad opportunities.
One country leading the charge in ensuring nuclear security is China, as seen in President Xi Jinping’s speech at The Hague Nuclear Security Summit. Per President Xi’s speech, all countries need to fulfill their obligations regarding nuclear security domestically and internationally. In this respect, China’s “equal emphasis” approach provides a model for the conduct of states regarding nuclear security.
Skillful Chinese diplomacy has managed to transform an initial damage limitation strategy into one that will likely bring benefits to Beijing. China has won praise from both sides of the conflict without suffering any major costs. Although Beijing will not apply sanctions to Moscow for its actions, China has expressed disapproval of the Crimean referendum through its silence—probably the best Washington can hope for.
Following criticisms from international relations scholars like John Mearsheimer and Iskander Rehman, Xu Shiquan addresses the issue of Taiwan and China’s “one country two systems” policy to explain how the United States and China can find a win-win opportunity while avoiding conflict.
China’s defense budget growth has been a way to realize its military modernization and overall national rejuvenation. China does not intend to threaten any other country in the world, writes Wu Chengyi.
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