- Kemel Toktomushev , Research Fellow, University of Central Asia
Jul 14 , 2015Neighbourhood diplomacy is becoming a foreign policy priority for official Beijing, and demonstrates that China is willing to undertake the role of mediator in Afghanistan and accelerate regional efforts to bring all relevant parties to the negotiating table.
- Strained relations between the Uyghur community in Xinjiang and the Chinese government have led to increasing instability, which hinders China’s larger goals to increase trade with Central Asia and the Middle East. China's New Silk Road strategy may provide an opportunity for the CCP and Uyghur leaders to strike an uneasy bargain, albeit one that can halt the cycle of repression and retaliatory violence.
- Last week’s APEC summit in Beijing served as a major coming-out party for President Xi Jinping’s “one belt, one road” plan: the Silk Road Economic Belt and
- WHEN five assailants armed with long knives started murdering bystanders at a railway station in the south-western Chinese city of Kunming on March 1st, the fir
- Wang Zhen , Director of Security Studies Program, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
May 29 , 2014In the face of the international terrorist organizations’ threats to the international community, China and the US need to assume responsibilities, and join hands in a new round of cooperation, writes Wang Zhen.
- The recent spate of high-profile attacks against Chinese citizens at train stations shows a genuine and ongoing security problem that China must address more aggressively.
- Fu Xiaoqiang , Director, Institute of Security and Arms Control, CICIR
May 26 , 2014Fu Xiaoqiang explains that terrorist groups in China now pose a more acute risk as their network and capacity has expanded. Rather then inadvertently encouraging separatist and extremist groups in China, and being swayed by power politics, the United States should leverage common security goals and collaborate with China in fighting global terrorism.
- The concern over terrorism is the least common denominator among advanced and emerging economies. Unipolar responses are no longer effective, as evidenced by the Boston marathon bombings. Multipolar counter-terrorist cooperation is essential to peaceful global order.