The recently concluded (non)case of the government vs. Dr. Bo Jiang bore a striking resemblance to the scandalous Wen Ho Lee case that occurred in 1999 and strongly suggests that racial profiling and bigotry is still alive and well, at least in Virginia.
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.
Whether Secretary Kerry will clarify America’s position on the “pivot to Asia” is unclear, writes Dean Cheng. Kerry’s first visit to Asia could have provided much-needed clarification on this vital issue; instead, it likely only further muddies the waters.
As tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to heighten, Beijing has taken a harder stance against the actions of Pyongyang. Richard Weitz discusses common security interests between the United States and China in East Asia.
Ambassador Lv writes that mutual trust needs to be further developed between China and United States, and that grander efforts must be made to promote a new-type of major power relationship.
Replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, John Kerry has large shoes to fill. While Kerry’s confirmation offers hope to many that US-China relations will improve over the next four years, many wonder whether the seasoned foreign affairs expert will assert a more positive relationship or simply follow the Obama administration’s lead.
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