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Interference in South China Sea Harms U.S.
China's efforts to solve the disputes through consultations and bilateral negotiations between parties in the disputes has shown the direction for peaceful resolutions. Since stability is also a U.S. goal, Washington should stop blaming China for stirring up conflicts and allow countries in the region to resolve their own disputes.
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Exploring a Way Forward for China-US Relations
While Washington has mixed feelings toward China’s rising international status, many American scholars see no convincing reasons for the United States not to support or participate in China’s initiatives like the modern Silk Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. That’s a good omen for the concept of “a new type of major country relations,” as proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, to avoid confrontation between big powers and to blaze a new trail of mutually beneficial cooperation.
Averting a Deepening U.S.-China Rift Over the South China Sea
The recently announced Chinese defense white paper focusing on China’s commitment to strengthen its growing naval power, along with bellicose remarks by Chinese and American officials regarding events in the South China Sea, have deepened tensions between Washington and Beijing. The ongoing dispute threatens to drive U.S.-China relations permanently in a far more adversarial, zero-sum direction and destabilize the region.
Credibility Essential for China-US Ties
Mutual trust is essential for candid exchanges and sincere collaboration. This is an indispensable precondition for China and the U.S. to formulate a new-type major-country relationship and take advantage of historical opportunities such as President Xi’s upcoming U.S. visit.
Risks Manageable for China-U.S. Relations
The ongoing series of high-level meetings show that, despite pressures from third-party players, Beijing and Washington value a cooperative relationship and mutual understanding that should continue to strengthen.
Thinking Beyond Conflict
As China’s economy continues to grow, managing differences is key to a new model of Sino-US relations. Beijing will uphold its sovereignty, security and development interests, and will assume a bigger role in regional and global affairs. President Xi’s upcoming visit is another opportunity for Americans to understand that China’s actions are not targeted at the US and its allies.
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A South China Sea U.S. Warship Route
South China Sea territorial claims — at least in Reed Bank — is really about energy. If all sides recast dangerous nationalistic posturing to more hard-headed economic calculation, it opens the way for more rational, mutual gain negotiations. These could center upon joint development of South China Sea resources. This, as an alternative to war.
Kerry’s Visit to China
The Secretary of State deepened the understanding between two countries at this critical time, but the chatter around the visit reminds both countries that consensus is easy to reach but hard to actualize. Upcoming high-level meetings, including President Xijping’s September State visit to Washington, provide opportunities to expand that critical understanding.
South China Sea Issue Tests China-US Relations
The maritime issue casts a dark shadow on the cooperation between the two countries in the wake of tenser contests in the South China Sea. It is time to prevent this difference from dominating the bilateral relationship.
Many Voices Shape U.S. Outlook on China
While the US president is the architect of foreign policy, its development is both a top-down and bottom-up process. As the 2016 election approaches, it’s important to listen to those at operational levels within the government and scholars in academic circles, to see how the public consensus about the US-China relationship is evolving.
China Postures, America Signals
Leaders in the U.S. and China are not willing to budge from actions they consider key to protecting vital national interests: The U.S. has interest in the shipping lanes and its regional allies, while China is unshakable in its desire to safeguard regional sovereignty. But both understand that military confrontation is in neither nation’s interest, and that reality should guide both sides toward peaceful strategies to resolve the tensions.
Beyond American Predominance in the Western Pacific
Policymakers in the United States, China, and other Asian powers must choose whether to deal forthrightly and sensibly with the changing regional power distribution or avoid the hard decisions that China’s rise poses until the situation grows ever more polarized and dangerous.
Winds from West, Waves in South China Sea
Since the end of last year, the chess game over the South China Sea has grown bigger, with more outside players, bringing the situation to a new stage on the eve of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
A Few Principles to Guide Sino-U.S. Relations
As China continues its rise, many are left wondering what will come of the China-US relationship. Yu Sui explains the relevance of China’s “Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence” as well as new diplomatic principles, which may serve as a guide to the “new model of major-country relations.”
A Halt to Reconciliation in East Asia
Abe’s visit to the U.S. stimulated Japan’s assertiveness while giving Tokyo a pass on taking serious responsibility for its colonial oppression and aggression against its Asian neighbors. The U.S. could do more to nudge its ally to acknowledge its history and to be a promoter of peace in the region.
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