- 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.
- Liu Haiyang , Research Fellow, Nanjing University
Jul 04 , 2016Taking advantage of the gap between the common-sense understanding shared by a small group of legal experts and the general public’s misunderstanding of international law, the U.S. is labeling China’s non-recognition of any award as non-compliance with international law. China must make the public — and scholars — appreciate the difference between general rules and exceptional rules.
- Chen Jimin , Associate Research Fellow, CPC Party School
Jun 30 , 2016The grim situation of terrorism facing the United States can attributed to many factors, such as the diffusion of international terrorists, the diverse propaganda ways of extremist ideology, and Washington’s own counter-terrorism strategies. The US needs a clear understanding on this point before it can achieve long-term solutions.
- Rogier Creemers , Research Officer, Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy
Jun 30 , 2016Lu Wei, China’s Internet Czar is stepping down, causing speculation to arise that he may have been demoted or dismissed. Rogier Creemers considers a more likely scenario: Lu Wei may be promoted to lead the Central Propaganda Department, as its relevance to media has waned compared to the multitude of voices online through social media. In a very short time, Lu reversed the leadership's perception of the Internet from something to be feared to something that could be mastered.
- The first nuclear arms control agreements in the 1960s did not solve all the problems of controlling nuclear weapons. But after two decades of slow learning, those agreements started a process. Joseph S. Nye proposes that President Obama and President Xi’s 2015 agreement on cyber espionage may do something similar for cyber security.
- Wu Zurong , Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jun 29 , 2016American air and sea reconnaissance operations challenge or encroach upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China and the US have different understandings or interpretations of both an EEZ and territorial waters, and to avoid accidents and enhance the military relationship, the two sides should start serious talks to seek a mutually acceptable solution. As a first step, the US military should limit its reconnaissance operations to the international airspace and high seas that both sides recognize.