Liu Qing, Director of American Studies, CIIS
Feb 22, 2013
Ever since the rightists in Japan took to raising trouble by purchasing the Diaoyu Islands, the Obama administration has never had a real sense of the risks lurking in the Japanese provocation.
Justin Logan, Director, Cato Institute
Feb 20, 2013
Washington is deeply entangled in the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. But the most basic question has hardly been examined: Would America really fight a war with China over the islands?
Ren Xiao, Professor, Fudan University
Feb 01, 2013
Japan must finally admit that the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands are disputed, says Ren Xiao. Washington has a responsibility to urge Tokyo to do so. Only on that basis can the two sides try to soften the tension and prevent from any military conflict.
Liu Jiangyong, Vice Director, Tsinghua University
Jan 09, 2013
After staying in power for only three years, Japan’s Democratic Party lost the parliament election to the Liberal Democratic Party. The Yoshihiko Noda cabinet,
Su Xiaohui, Deputy Director of Int'l & Strategic Studies, CIIS
Jan 02, 2013
The so called “purchase” of the Diaoyu Islands carried out by the Noda government has seriously impacted the mutual trust between China and Japan. After Japan
Zheng Wang, Director of Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Dec 01, 2012
As the situation over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands continues, it is urgent that both countries find a way to exit this deadlock and avoid a possible escalation of conflict.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Nov 15, 2012
The territorial dispute between Japan and China has been detrimental to bilateral affairs, but it could have far more dire consequences. With multilateral trade negotiations looming, both countries risk forfeiting vital opportunities and China has the most to lose. The United States is staying silent with the hope that Japan will spurn Chinese economic cooperation out of frustration.
Chen Jian, China's Former Ambassador to Japan
Oct 30, 2012
In an exclusive interview with the China US Focus, Ambassador Chen shares his concerns for the deteriorating relation between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands dispute. He also touches upon the US role in the conflict by pointing out the issue was planted by the US.
Wang Yusheng, Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 29, 2012
Some people say that the current Sino-US relationship is “interdependence", but a kind of "uncomfortable interdependence". Such a remark is not entirely unjust
Scott Silverstone, Professor, US Military Academy at West Point
Oct 10, 2012
From a scholarly perspective, the rise of China and the resulting “power shift” that has accompanied this rise has provided a host of teachable moments. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the ongoing territorial disputes in the East China Sea.