Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Jul 04 , 2017
Despite some hidden troubles in the relationship, by establishing effective channels of communication, prudently dealing with “provocations” and actively formulating an “agenda of cooperation”, Beijing and Washington have sustained a relationship that could have been swamped in uncertainties in the recent US transfer of power.
Jul 03 , 2017
China calls the move a "serious political and military provocation."
Jia Chunyang Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR
Jun 30 , 2017
Both China and the US have begun to deliberate on ways of dealing with each other in the next few decades, and are willing to set a positive course for the future development of bilateral ties over the long term.
Jun 19 , 2017
Operations in contested waters continue but are no longer publicised, admiral says
Zhang Shu Assistant Research Fellow, National Institute of South China Sea Studies of China
Jun 19 , 2017
The fruitful Xi-Trump meeting at Mar-a-Lago and the Mattis speech at the Shangri-la Dialogue give us reason to believe that “freedom of navigation” may not be the totality of the US’ South China Sea policy or that of its Asia-Pacific strategy. China-US relations are still on the track of steady development.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Jun 05 , 2017
The first meeting of the biannual bilateral consultation mechanism to manage the South China Sea disputes, which is hoped to have a positive cascading effect on the early conclusion for a regional Code of Conduct on the disputed sea. Hints of possible cooperation in non-traditional security can be gleaned from President Duterte’s interest to welcome Chinese presence in the Sulu Sea to help address maritime piracy and armed sea robbery.
Ramses Amer Associated Fellow, Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden
Li Jianwei Director and Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Jun 01 , 2017
Strong political will from both sides, coupled with quiet diplomacy to handle contentious issues and consider each other’s concerns, and is leading to flexibility in China-Philippines management of their maritime disputes.
Luo Liang Assistant Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Jun 01 , 2017
That Beijing and Manila have smoothly maneuvered a new bilateral consultation mechanism for the South China Sea issue in such a short time — and made it a platform for confidence-building as well as maritime and security cooperation — is praiseworthy. It also demonstrates the futility of outside interference in the sea issue.
Liu Haiyang Research Fellow, Nanjing University
May 31 , 2017
As expected, China may face criticism at this year’s Shangri-La Asia Security Summit in Singapore. While the U.S. may strike a balance in the keynote policy speech by Defense Secretary James Mattis, Japan is likely to wage a PR campaign against China.
May 29 , 2017
China is "strongly dissatisfied" with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.