Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Nov 04, 2015
US actions in the South China Sea are an overreaction to China’s legitimate and civil-oriented reef-building there, and even its allies are less than enthusiastic. The age of hegemonism is consigned to the past, and any country that moves in reckless disregard of that will face the consequences at its own peril.
Sep 07, 2015
Apart from meeting China’s own defense needs, the activity is also based on a 1987 request from the United Nations. By constructing civilian facilities on the islands and reefs in a transparent way, China is contributing to navigational safety and raising the level of maritime cooperation in the region.
Aug 06, 2015
The Philippines manipulative and dishonest actions in the South China Sea have tried Beijing’s patience too far, and perhaps that of the United States as well.
Jul 24, 2015
By Taking China to the International Court over Huangyuan Island, the Philippines makes trouble out of nothing.
May 13, 2014
One of the largest impediments to stable US-China relations is the strongly held view of China as a growing and aggressive world power, known more formally as the “China Threat Theory.” This theory is based off of faulty assumptions and will have a negative impact on creating positive US-China relations in the future.
Mar 10, 2014
Ma Shikun addresses China’s political and economic concerns over the United States’ “return to Asia Pacific” strategy. This unease centers around three factors: U.S. military deployments targeting China, U.S. collaboration with Shinzo Abe and Benigno S. Aquino III, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Jan 30, 2014
Recent proposals for China to adopt an ‘alignment policy’ are strengthening as the United States continues its rebalancing strategy and return to Asia. However, Ma Shikun argues China should not abandon its nonalignment stance points out how the policy has contributed to China’s successful gains in recent years.
Nov 28, 2013
Are warnings of the US provoking a war between China and Japan warranted? Ma Shikun examines the facts and lays out why current tensions warrant understanding and collaboration to ultimately avoid conflict.