Oct 27, 2014
One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To t
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jun 25, 2014
Chinese criticism of the Pentagon’s latest report on China’s military power is misplaced. The text is not intended to propagate the “China threat” thesis as part of a U.S.-led containment strategy. Instead, the document offers a balanced review of Chinese capabilities and intentions, and combines deterrence threats with reassuring opportunities for further China-U.S. defense cooperation.
Shen Dingli, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Feb 14, 2014
The Third Plenum of the Eighteenth Party’s Congress reflects recent efforts by the Chinese government to reform its military sector. By examining the historical challenges in reforming China’s military, Shen Dingli highlights the importance of forging a civil-military partnership that entails the upgrading of Chinese leadership institution and tapping the resources of each other.
Thomas Wright, Fellow, Brookings Institution
Aug 21, 2012
When U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), both vice presidential hopefuls, recently declared their opposition to the UN Convention on t
He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Aug 06, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now paying her 11-day visit to sub-Saharan Africa including Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and South Afric
Zhao Minghao, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Jul 24, 2012
To be a very powerful state in world politics does not make for an easy life. China increasingly realizes the predicaments it faces while its power has been growing rapidly. Indeed, the disturbance of China’s regional diplomacy in recent years suggests that it is encountering daunting challenges on exercising and securing power.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Randolph Bourne Institute
Jul 14, 2012
During his visit to Vietnam in early June, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta displayed eagerness to have the U.S. military return to the bases it once occu
Fan Jishe, Professor, the Central Party School of Communist Party of China
Jul 13, 2012
Despite three decades worth of effort in political, economic, social, cultural, and even military exchanges, the strategic mutual trust between China and the United States has not increased as significantly as expected. On the contrary, the past several years have witnessed an increase of "strategic deficit." An outdated, arrogant, and narrow-minded mentality characterized by "zero-sum" and "Cold War" still haunts their bilateral relations.
Chen Yonglong, Director of Center of American Studies, China Foundation for International Studies
Jul 10, 2012
Both China and the United States stand as one of the leading world powers, and shoulder a historic responsibility for the development of the human society and the progress of world civilization. As a matter of fact, China and the United States have already started to explore the type of relationship to be developed between them.
Carlyle Thayer, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales
May 09, 2012
On April 10th China and the Philippines became embroiled in a naval standoff in disputed waters in the South China Sea. The standoff occurred when the Philippin