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