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Obama Takes A ‘Cheap Shot’ at China in SOTU Speech
The “Pivot to Asia” policy has been primarily driven by cold war and military conceptions of containing China’s rise. President Obama’s recent State of the Union speech kept with a distinctly American theme of soft-imperialism with mention of “writing the rules” to free trade agreements in Asia, instead of acknowledging China’s own sovereignty.
Social Mistrust and Political Tension in US Investments in China
As policymakers and pundits are excited about increased openness to American investments in China in the future, social and political tensions that grew with America’s investments in China in the past fifteen years, however, are little noted, and especially not recognized is the role that China’s diaspora played in FDI.
Twin Peaks in Sino-US Relations 2015-2020
In 2013, the Sino-US relations ended with concern over strategic mistrust. In 2014, bilateral relations were characterized by a sense of optimism. While bilateral trust may endure through the Obama era, challenges will ensue thereafter.
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US-China Relations in 2015: Building New Momentum
After several years of drift and decline, the US-China relationship ended 2014 in a modestly improved condition. The central task going into a new year is to build on this new momentum in order to strengthen the foundation of the relationship, build strategic trust, and work in tandem (or in parallel) on global issues of mutual concern.
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China and America: Indispensable Partners
China has two key challenges in the years ahead. The first is to build a new, global rules-based system with the other major world power, the United States, that supplants the post-WWII order. The second is to consolidate the rule of law within China. The challenge in both cases is […]
Post-APEC Xi-Obama Meetings Bolster China-U.S. Relations
Xi-Obama meetings following the APEC summit helped spur new topics and commitments to bilateral cooperation, most notably with the creation of an impactful new climate treaty. Yu Xiang discusses new international issues – responding to Ebola, IS, and a military reporting mechanism – for extending Sino-U.S. cooperation.
The APEC Effect: From ‘Talk Shop’ to Action
The initiatives and enormous investments turned the APEC meeting in Beijing from a “talk shop” to one of action. Han Liqun stresses that all APEC member economies should be fully confident in building an open and liberal economic and trade environment in the Asia-Pacific.
TPP or FTAAP: What It Means for US and the Asia-Pacific Region
China is the leading advocate for progress in the form of a “feasibility study” on an inclusive new regional trade agreement, the FTAAP. Concerned that this will detract from U.S. regional interests, the FTAAP ironically has provided impetus for the completion of the U.S.-led TPP proposal.
How the FTAAP Incorporates the TPP
He Weiwen dislodges the notion that the FTAAP is inherently in opposition to the TPP by discussing APEC plans to phase out regional free trade agreements in favor of creating a singular FTAAP; this more inclusive agreement which would serve as the “greatest common denominator” for standards and investment treaties in the Asian Pacific.
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Operationalizing A New Model of Sino-US Relations Is Possible
While controversial issues like cyber-security, military containment, and U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were not touched upon during the latest Xi-Obama meeting, Da Wei argues that the agreements reached were not hollow, and instead set the tone for operationalizing a new style of “U.S.-China major-country relations.”
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A Step Forward in US-China Ties
The November 11 bilateral summit between Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in Beijing was a welcome step forward in Sino-American relations. While some tensions were evident behind the scenes and during the two leaders’ joint press conference, on balance the two sides accomplished a lot in one day of summitry.
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Xi-Obama Meeting: US-China Relations off to A More Promising Start
After more than a year of increasingly scratchy relations between the United States and China, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping managed to strike a markedly improved tone and announce some accomplishments at the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), writes Douglas Paal.
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A Spotlight on Xi-Obama Meeting at APEC
During this week’s APEC summit in Beijing, Xi and Obama will hold a meeting about critical bilateral and global issues against the backdrop of a changing international and domestic landscape, writes Jiang Yuechun.
Sino-US Ties of Major Concern before APEC Summit
As President Obama heads to China for the APEC Summit, Pang Zhongying states that a review of regional development in recent years has shown worrying signs in China-US relations.
Obama Is Back in Asia
With fears mounting that Washington has lost focus on Asia, Obama’s summit-filled trip to the region is an opportunity to reconnect with leaders and chart a clear course.
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