Researcher, Chinese Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Nov 07 , 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a great election victory, enabling him to push through his agenda. But this victory will prove hollow if he doesn’t favor cooperation over cut-throat competition.
Jul 31 , 2017
China-US cooperation based on mutual respect and equality are key to the G20’s success. Timely and effective communication between the leaders and reaffirmed commitment to this approach would contribute to the G20’s role in promoting economic recovery and ultimately inclusive growth of the world.
Oct 03 , 2016
China’s ties with the two US allies continue to evolve, as Beijing develops new consensus with Seoul but finds accommodation with Tokyo more challenging. Domestic politics in the US and Japan may cast a shadow on future progress in China’s bilateral relations with both South Korea and Japan.
Sep 02 , 2016
Not long ago, China, Japan and the ROK finally got their foreign ministers together in Tokyo. The foreign ministers’ meeting naturally had an important mission, and the opportunity it created may, to a considerable extent, reshape the relations among the three countries.
Feb 25 , 2016
The U.S. push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership undercut the potential for closer China-Japan ties that might have unbalanced trilateral relations. Policy moves in China or Japan will affect ties among all three countries, which must approach their relationships in a balanced manner for regional and global stability and development.
Aug 16 , 2015
Shinzo Abe finally delivered his speech commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 14. Though the speech did include the “four key words” – “apology”, “remorse”, “aggression” and “colonial rule”, it failed to present a correct outlook on history.
May 04 , 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States is an important opportunity to carry forward his grandfather's legacy in seeking equal status with the U.S. in the area of security. “Abenomics,” which gives top priority to the "price of capital," features bold financial policy and flexible fiscal policy will not be compromised for the U.S.-backed TPP, though.
Oct 14 , 2014
Are India and Japan attempting to contain China while becoming Asia’s new industrial center? Liu Junhong explores this question and the recent meetings between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Aug 20 , 2014
Marking the 60th Anniversary of Japan’s self-defense forces, the recent release of the Japanese Ministry of Defense’s 2014 White Paper reviews Japan’s military over the past six decades and outlines a new blueprint to help the nation create a military superpower.
Aug 08 , 2014
Japan and the United States are competing for a dominant role in the Asia-Pacific, as the negotiations over the TPP ad the new Japan-US defense guidelines inflame tensions in the bilateral relationship, writes Liu Junhong.