Joshua Keating, Associate Editor, Foreign Policy
Sep 15, 2012
The dispute over the Diaoyu Islands recently reignited following Japan’s decision to purchase the contested islands. This issue will only become more complicated given the history of US involvement in the fate of the Diaoyu Islands.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Sep 15, 2012
As the US Presidential election races towards a conclusion, both candidates have intensified their “China-bashing” in recent weeks. Doug Bandow warns that regardless of whoever wins, the incoming President will need to drastically scale back the inflammatory rhetoric upon assuming office or risk long-term damage to the China-US relationship.
Bill French, a policy analyst at the National Security Network
Sep 13, 2012
With the US Party Conventions over, one Party’s platform in particular stood out as particularly detrimental to US-China relations. While it is now clear the hardliners within the Republican Party control its China policy, what is less apparent is whether or not Republicans have thought through the full ramifications of their confrontational positions towards China.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Sep 12, 2012
Despite the international attention given to China’s recent loans to Venezuela, such actions are consistent with China’s overall policy of seeking new opportunities for its own economic development. China walks a fine line between development trade relations with Latin American countries while trying not to alarm the United States.
He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Sep 12, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visited China in late August before his scheduled visit to the US in late September. China was Morsi's first official trip
Cai Penghong, Senior Fellow, SIIS
Sep 11, 2012
Unique among much of Asia, the South Pacific has never attracted the degree of international attention it is currently receiving. With several major powers only now moving in, there is an opportunity to experiment with new regional structures that can ensure peace, stability, and economic development reign in the region.
Liu Jiangyong, Vice Director, Tsinghua University
Sep 10, 2012
Recent actions by Japan and the United States risk enflaming an already tense situation surrounding the Diaoyu Islands. Given historical documentation and legal authority derived from international law, China’s claim to the Diaoyu Islands must be respected.
Aaron L Friedberg, Professor, Princeton University
Sep 07, 2012
In contrast to its Cold War strategy of containment, Washington's current approach to China is not the product of a deliberate planning process. It is nowhe
Yang Wenjing, Research Professor, Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Sep 06, 2012
Clinton’s ongoing visit to the Asia-Pacific brings nothing new. It’s just another round of furtherance of the so-called “Asia pivot” strategy, which, along with smart power, will be the two legacies left by this most diligent Secretary of Sate in the US history, since she will quit her job whether Obama is president or not the next year.
Peter Hays Gries, Professor, University of Oklahoma
Sep 05, 2012
Recent actions in the South China Sea and domestic politics within China, Japan, and the US have served to heighten nationalistic tensions between all three cou