Greenland believes its ticket to prosperity is the wealth of minerals and rare earths below its slopes. Jonas Parello-Plesner discusses the potential for China’s investment to turn Greenland into a successful resource economy.
ASEAN must stop its members from fanning trouble to ensure ties between China and Southeast Asian countries prosper.
Following General Fang Fenghui’s comments comparing a major cyber attack to a nuclear bomb, Franz-Stefan Gady discusses the consequences of cyber warfare in the twenty-first century.
The dawn of the global financial crisis has reshaped the global landscape. Now, the United States faces a strategic decision to either embrace peace and development or continue to seek hegemonic superiority. As Wang Yusheng points out, embracing this new opportunity is key for stability in the international community.
Officials in the George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama administrations have argued that China’s military budget is excessive for the country’s legitimate defense needs. But US military spending is much higher than that of China or any other country.
Recent tensions along the border of India and China have led some experts to speculate whether the build-up of troops could lead to a repetition of the Sino-Indian border war of 1962. However, as Donald Kirk explains, the latest incident is more about asserting Chinese influence in the region rather than preparing for a military assault.
Kerry’s latest visit to China and other prior visits by Obama administration’s high-ranking civilian and military officials has shown that the bilateral relationship between the US and China has safely passed the transition period and will gain greater momentum in its development.
Although China’s slowing growth has caused a stir amongst analysts; He Weiwen explains China’s growth rate is not of concern.
American financier Stephen A. Schwarzman recently announced an international scholarship program in China endowed with $300 million. Tom Watkins highlights the importance of academic exchanges at all levels.
China doubters around the world have been quick to pounce on slower-than-expected GDP growth in the first quarter of this year. But slower growth is actually good for China – provided that it reflects the long-awaited shift to an economic structure that draws greater support from domestic private consumption.
Beijing and Moscow are trying their hands at attraction, and failing – miserably, writes Joseph S. Nye.
Containment is not the appropriate word to describe US policy towards China, writes Su Xiaohui. The US will probably define China as a major competitor in the world, not necessarily a major enemy.
25th January 2013
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