Shi Yinhong, Professor, Renmin University
Apr 01, 2014
Sino-Japanese relations have been strained due to confrontations regarding the Diaoyu Islands and state visits to the Yasukuni Shrine by Japanese leaders. In order to mitigate these tensions, it is imperative that the Chinese government adjusts its official policies in order to shift the international perception of Japan in their favor.
Feng Zhaokui, Honorary Academician, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jan 28, 2014
Feng Zhaokui writes that to resolve the escalating tension between China and Japan, we must safeguard the results of the world’s anti-fascist war and observe the 1978 Treaty of Peace and Friendship between China and Japan.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jan 23, 2014
Following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in December, Wu Zurong lays out three reasons the United States should stop expressing disappointment towards Abe’s actions and put an end to his obstinacy.
Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
Jan 23, 2014
The United States has an important role to play in the island dispute between China and Japan. As Dr. Mel Gurtov argues, the U.S. must rein in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and reassure Beijing to prevent tensions in the region from escalating.
Greg Austin, Professorial Fellow at the EastWest Institute
Jan 20, 2014
Much of 20th Century history unfolded in the shadow of events in Europe in August 1914, when major powers in Europe launched one of the most savage wars the world had seen. August 2014 is looking very different. writes Greg Austin.
Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official
Jan 14, 2014
The tense atmosphere in the Asia-Pacific has only intensified with China’s announcement of new fishing rules and an ADIZ in disputed waters. However, as Stephen Harner points out, China’s actions were necessary given regional security threats and unproductive military-to-military dialogue with the US.
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.
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.