- Wu Sike , Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Jul 22 , 2016China’s diplomatic ideal is to establish an international relationship where countries treat each other on equal footing and work together for common security, mutual benefit and joint development. China does not challenge anybody else but does not fear any challenge either, and will not allow its core interests to be jeopardized. Pursuing peace, cooperation and joint development is the only right way to follow.
- But having made plenty of diplomatic, political and military efforts to hype up the arbitration during the past three years, the US will not sit idle while China tries to safeguard its lawful rights. Such are their differences on the South China Sea issue that many fear they could lead to a military conflict.
- Wang Hanling , Director of National Center for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Jul 11 , 2016The US “freedom of navigation” operations are nothing but an exercise of double standards and selective enforcement, as evidenced by the uneven treatment of Japan and China. The operations’ real purpose is to ensure American interests. The professed aim of upholding international law or UNCLOS is just a façade.
- Lu Chuanying , Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute for Int'l Studies
Jul 11 , 2016Cyberspace is a world of inter-connectivity and convergence of interests. In terms of ensuring the security, equality, freedom and development of cyberspace, China shares the same goals with all other countries and aims to prevent abuses that interfere with those goals.
- Jin Liangxiang , Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Jul 08 , 2016Beijing and Washington have the shared goal of fighting terrorism and extremism in the region despite modest differences on the ways to address the problem. China’s efforts to engage the region economically, not militarily, relieves pressures that lead to extremization, and should therefore be appreciated by the U.S.
- Mike Ross , Former U.S. Representative for Arkansas’s 4th District
Jul 07 , 2016Amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and an impending ruling at The Hague, China will attend the U.S.-hosted RIMPAC 2016 naval exercise, signaling that the vital signs of the U.S.-China relationship remain intact and will be crucial to confronting the global challenges ahead of us.
- A former top Chinese diplomat argues against framing the South China Sea issue as a strategic issue and interpreting China’s behavior based on the “western theories” of international relations and history, adding assertions that China wants to make the South China Sea an Asian Caribbean Sea and impose the Monroe Doctrine to exclude the US from Asia are baseless.
- Tullio Treves , former Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Jul 06 , 2016Relying on certain clauses of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982, to which both the Philippines and China are parties, the Phi
- Su Jinyuan ,
Zhao Long ,
Jul 06 , 2016In an article entitled The South China Sea Arbitration (The Philippines v. China): Assessment of the Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility recently published
- Fu Xiaoqiang , Director, Institute of Security and Arms Control, CICIR
Jul 06 , 2016Washington needs new thinking must be developed to prevent home-grown extremist threats. Besides treating them as part of the international anti-terror war and further strengthening efforts against violent extremism at home, the US should demonstrate a greater sense of responsibility in eliminating their sources in the world.