James Hsiung, Professor, New York University
Jan 15, 2014
Shinzo Abe continues to disown the country's dark past by visiting the Yasukuni Shrine and doctoring textbooks, writes James Hsiung.
Jan 13, 2014
The escalation of tensions between China and Japan in 2013 has put a strain on the bilateral relationship and puts the Asia-Pacific region at risk for conflict. As Jin Ying points out, there are three steps the US should take to ensure stability and peaceful development.
John Eddington, Political Writer in Southern California
Jan 08, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to the Yasukuni Shrine produced a rare expression of displeasure from the US government, but the majority of US people have expressed little interest in this event, writes John Eddington.
Sung-Yoon Lee, Professor, Tufts University
Jan 08, 2014
Mr. Abe’s homage to Japan’s war dead, in the court of world public opinion, smacks of denial of his nation’s wartime aggression — and has been widely condemned. This impression only strengthens China’s hand in current disputes with Japan — and therefore also in its strategic competition with the United States, writes Sung-Yoon Lee.
Liu Junhong, Researcher, Chinese Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Jan 03, 2014
On 26 December 2013, Shinzo Abe made a high-profile visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and said the visit fulfilled his long-cherished wish. The war shrine visit puts China-Japan relations in deep freeze and disturbs the geometry of power in the western Pacific, writes Liu Junhong.
Li Wei, Senior Fellow, Pangoal Institution
Jan 02, 2014
Shifting the focus of domestic contradictions was also smugly calculated into Abe's decision. His shrine visit again brazenly affronted Chinese people and the people of other victimized countries and aggravated relations with Japan's neighbors, writes Li Wei.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Oct 24, 2013
As Japanese Prime Minister Abe seems to have discarded his nationalist talking points in favor of a more populist platform, many wonder how China will be affected?
Feng Zhaokui, Honorary Academician, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Oct 22, 2013
In the face of a widespread deterioration in China-Japan relations, Feng Zhaokui conceives of five tangible moves to improve the bilateral relationship.
Jiang Yuechun, Director, China Institute of Int'l Studies
Sep 11, 2013
The relations between China and the US and between China and Japan, although in constant flux, will never transcend that between the US and Japan, writes Jiang Yuechun.
Liu Jiangyong, Vice Director, Tsinghua University
Sep 11, 2013
Following a meeting of the world’s top leaders at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Liu Jiangyong examines Japan’s relations between China and the Republic of Korea and notes that several factors contribute to the historical departure Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s current administration has taken compared to previous administrations.