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

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Not Too Late for Obama to Leave a Bold Legacy to History

Not Too Late for Obama to Leave a Bold Legacy to History

George Koo, Director, New America Media

Obama has an opportunity to break from the past and make a brilliant mark in history by curtailing his administration’s pivot to Asia, writes George Koo.

What Can China Learn from World War I

Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

A number of lessons from World War I carry great importance for China’s future as it becomes a global power, writes Gal Luft.

Full-Year GDP Target Within Reach

Qi Jingmei, a researcher with the State Information Center

Qi Jingmei reports that China’s economy is expected to continue grow in the second half of the year, possibility reaching the full year GDP target of 7.5%. Jingmei remarks on the “favorable factors” of economic growth- citing global economic recovery and central government policies, as two ways to stabilize and promote Chinese economy.

China Slows, Africa Suffers

Robert Rotberg, Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Intrastate Conflict

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.

Self-Decision Ability Key to Middle East Problems

Wu Sike, Chinese special envoy to the Middle East

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.

An Analysis of the “New Type of Major Country Relationship”

Shi Yinhong, Prof. of International Relations, Renmin University of China

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.

“Host Diplomacy” to Shine in 2014

Prof. Jin Canrong and PhD. Sun Xihui, from Renmin University of China

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.

Strategic Policy Adjustments and Sino-Japanese Relations

Shi Yinhong, Prof. of International Relations, Renmin University of China

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.

Huawei in America: An NSA Retrospective

Dan Steinbock, Director, India China and America Institute

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.

Joint Studies on Sino-US Relations Are Necessary

Wang Wenfeng, Associate Professor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

Joint Studies on Sino-US Relations Are Necessary

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.

Beijing’s Nervous Ambivalence about Crimea

Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

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.

Brazil’s China Syndrome

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

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.

Building Bridges: One Student At A Time

Tom Watkins, advisor, University of Michigan Confucius Institute

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.

China’s Nuclear Security Concept: A Balanced and Better Approach

Fan Jishe, Senior Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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.

China and the Crimea: Beyond Damage Limitation

Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

China and the Crimea: Beyond Damage Limitation

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.

To Abandon Taiwan or Not, That’s Not the Question

Xu Shiquan, vice chairman, National Society of Taiwan Studies, SIIS

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.

A Rational Analysis of China’s Defense Budget

Wu Chengyi, Associate Professor, Luoyang Foreign Languages University

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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