Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official
Jul 06, 2013
How vital is resolution of the Senkaku/Diaoyu territorial dispute to Sino-US relations? As Stephen M. Harner explains, the United States has undertaken high-level exchanges with key influencers in Japan in an attempt to pressure Japan to concede on the issue.
Zhang Tuosheng, Academic Committee Member at Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University
Jun 27, 2013
As a rising power, China must face growing frictions. To peacefully progress, Zhang Tuosheng explains, China must do three things. First, it must utilize the effective policies since “reform and opening up.” Next, it must seek to redefine the “great power structure” of the world on multiple levels. Finally, it must build its means to manage crises.
Liu Jiangyong, Vice Director, Tsinghua University
Jun 24, 2013
Liu Jiangyong writes that the Sino-Japanese dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands has entered a new stage; and disputes Japanese claims, saying that China will not shelve the issue unilaterally.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Randolph Bourne Institute
Jun 17, 2013
The growing aggression in Japanese economic and security strategies now places China in a pivotal situation to maintain power. As tensions rise, both Japan and China look to the United States to balance the issues and work towards resolution.
Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Jun 11, 2013
Japan’s recent foreign policies have put a strain on the potential US-Japan-South Korea trilateral relationship. If right wing Japanese nationalists remain in power and continue the exploitation of the US-Japan relationship, the US may need to adjust its policy.
Charles Tannock, Foreign Affairs Coordinator for the European Conservatives and Reformists in the European Parliament
Jun 01, 2013
Disputes over territorial sovereignty are among the thorniest of all diplomatic disagreements. While the sovereignty disputes in the South and East China Seas involve seemingly non-negotiable claims, the resources surrounding the islands can nevertheless be shared, nurturing habits of closer regional cooperation in the process.
Chen Yonglong, Director of Center of American Studies, China Foundation for International Studies
Apr 26, 2013
China faces numerous trials along its path to become a major power. It is crucial for China’s development to choose a proper path forward while celebrating the centennial of the People’s Republic of China.
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Apr 19, 2013
While both China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe hope to forge closer ties with the United States, Sheila Smith notes the two leaders are showing some signs of diplomatic overtures.
Feng Zhaokui, Honorary Academician, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Apr 15, 2013
Despite Shintaro Ishihara’s clamors for war between Japan and China, Feng Zhaokui writes that the existence of disputes should be the very reason for enhanced people-to-people and even official exchanges to smooth over the Sino-Japanese relationship.
Michael Swaine, Senior Associate,Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace
Apr 13, 2013
Maritime disputes constitute the single likeliest source of instability and military conflict with China, says Swaine. He explains the primary drivers of tension in the East and South China Seas and identifies steps Washington can take to reduce the risk of hostilities.