- The People’s Republic of China recently released its 2011 White Paper on National Defense. As a result, there were a lot of discussions on the impact of the ri
- Jin Liangxiang , Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Apr 12 , 2011The fierce Western military bombing campaign in Libya and U.S. President Barack Obama’s encouragement of anti-government movements in other parts of the region
- Apr 12 , 2011The abstention by the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) failing to support UN Security Council Resolution 1973 raises serious questions about the futu
- There is potential for a much needed change in stalemated international relations in the Northeast Asia region in the wake of devastation suffered by Japan from
- David Firestein , VP, EastWest Institute
Apr 01 , 2011Military relations between the U.S. and China remain the weakest link in the overall bilateral relationship, and have been for many years. The “positive, cooperative, and comprehensive” relationship presidents Obama and Hu Jintao have committed to demands that the two militaries do better at achieving a stable relationship that can find ways to cooperate when necessary and mitigate the differences that divide them.
- A first-blush analysis of China’s 2010 National Defense White Paper indicates that it provides new and more detail in some areas, but fails to shed new light in many others. In general, the White Paper is quite clear about China’s strategic assessment, but on more purely military matters, the White Paper does not meet expectations.
- Yang Yi , Former Director, University of National Defense
Apr 01 , 2011The Sino-U.S. military relationship is still harboring many “zero-sum” leftovers and lags far behind those in other areas. It is time for China and US to improve military trust and transparency to resolve the “security dilemma” in Sino-U.S. military relations. China should more confidently outlay its strategic transparency to dispel outdated perceptions while the United States should discard its Cold War mentality and not regard China’s military development.
- Apr 01 , 2011Although China adheres to its long-held national defense policy which is defensive in nature, the form and content of that policy have been evolving to adapt to the changing environment, missions and objectives, ranging from the security of China’s traditional land, sea and air territory, to the safety of maritime, outer space, and cyberspace interests. These shifts, however, do not mean that China gives up the defensive nature of its policy.
- Adam Segal , Senior Fellow, China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
Mar 30 , 2011China, in an ongoing bid to be more transparent about its military modernization, released the 2010 defense white paper, China’s National Defense in 2010, this week. The overall picture painted is of Beijing operating in an increasingly complicated security environment.
- Zhang Xinyi ,
Mar 25 , 2011The massive air raid "Operation Odyssey Dawn," led by the United States, United Kingdom and France, against Libya has brought the North African nation once agai