May 29, 2019
China is not seeking a sphere of influence in Pacific Ocean island states, President Xi Jinping told the visiting prime minister of Vanuatu amid fears in Western capitals of China’s growing role in the region.
Tian Shichen, Vice President & Senior Research Fellow, Grandview Institution
May 23, 2019
Maritime legal controversies in the South China Sea are not as bad as they are often characterized. However, divides are exacerbated by American unwillingness to accept international standards such as the UN Law of the Sea — and made worse by the Eurocentric bias of current international law, which has long ignored Asian cultures and traditions.
Apr 04, 2019
The U.S. military has held talks with the Federated States of Micronesia about joint military exercises and new naval facilities.
Apr 03, 2019
Dispute with US reshapes commercial landscape of region, report from ADB finds.
Zheng Yu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dec 12, 2018
Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the INF is mostly motivated by fear of China.
Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
May 18, 2018
The US has a new commander in the Pacific. Here’s what to expect from him.
Haohua Lyu, Political Science Student, Boston College
Feb 13, 2018
The collapse of the TPP was a result of discrepancies at three levels.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Feb 09, 2018
Washington’s current Asia-Pacific strategy is financially unsustainable. Instead of trying to organize a containment system, Washington should focus on advancing its few serious interests, such as freedom of navigation. Otherwise the U.S. should step back and leave China’s neighbors free to respond to whatever they believe necessary.
Jan 24, 2018
Secretary Mattis says he would explore deepening defense ties during visit to Indonesia.
Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Zhao Jianwei, Research Assistant, Peking University
Dec 15, 2017
China should start building a community with a shared future for mankind from the Asia Pacific.