China is highly concerned about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, and supports the UN Secretariat in carrying out an independent, objective, impartial and professional investigation, writes Wu Sike.
How can China and the United States make progress on cybersecurity? Graham Webster explains that until competing views of the Internet – as a source of freedom-promotion in the U.S. and a sovereign autonomy in China are understood – neither side will see real progress on cybersecurity.
Examining recent developments in the Asia-Pacific Stephen Harner posits that the true source of instability in East Asia is a result of the post-WWII alliance between the U.S. and Japan, rather than efforts to expand Japan’s constitution and enlarge its maritime presence.
The global economy could be in the early stages of another crisis – and, once again, the Federal Reserve is in the eye of the storm. As the Fed attempts to exit from its unprecedented policy of massive purchases of long-term assets, many high-flying emerging economies suddenly find themselves in a vise.
After recently conducting counter-piracy exercises in the Gulf of Aden, increased naval cooperation between the United States and China appears to be on a positive tract. As Su Xiaohui explains, China’s aspiration to become a maritime power should not be perceived as a threat to the United States.
Since China’s opening, the country has developed at an unprecedented pace. However, despite the Middle Kingdom’s rapid growth, the country still has to overcome many obstacles.
To facilitate its drive to upgrade the national economy, China needs to renew its national economy accounting system according to the new international standard, says Zhang Monan.
The apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war has produced shrill calls for launching air strikes on the regime of Bashar al Assad. Furthermore, proponents of a strike are using the 1999 NATO campaign as a precedent. However, what does this approach mean for Washington’s ties with Beijing and Moscow?
The four-day visit by the Chinese Defense Minster to the United States was another strong example of the growing ties between the US and China. The visit, which focused on future military-to-military ties, established further planning for exercises and communications in the coming year, and was deemed positive by both sides.
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