Shen Dingli, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Aug 31, 2015
China’s plan to hold a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is not about presenting militarism, but to offer a somber reminder of China’s will and capacity to sustain world peace. Beijing feels a responsibility to defend the post-WWII world order by upholding the justice of anti-Japanese aggression and anti-Fascist warfare.
Tom Watkins, President and CEO of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, FL
Aug 21, 2015
President Xi Jinping will visit the United States in September, partaking in a high stakes, scripted, state dinner with President Obama and other dignitaries at the White House. The Chinese leader will be in the neighborhood for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Aug 19, 2015
Some scholars say the much-talked-about New Model of Major-Country Relationship is being discarded before it even gets off the drawing board. But at the upcoming Xi-Obama meeting, common interests will stimulate common values, and strengthen the willingness to sail in the same ship.
George Koo, Retired International Business Consultant and Contributor to Asia Times
Aug 17, 2015
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII proves that he is master of words that couldn’t be reduced to substance.
Liu Junhong, Researcher, Chinese Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Aug 16, 2015
Shinzo Abe finally delivered his speech commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 14. Though the speech did include the “four key words” – “apology”, “remorse”, “aggression” and “colonial rule”, it failed to present a correct outlook on history.
Wang Yusheng, Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Aug 04, 2015
The US’s self-proclaimed “American Century” has led Washington to assume that it “had the right or responsibility to order the world’s affairs,” two prominent American scholars, which has resulted in a series of military failed adventures that could never have resolved enormously complex issues. As the US presidential election approaches, a reality check is in order.
Jul 31, 2015
Whether the world’s nations can adjust to changes and to work with instead of working against the new arrivals on the world stage is going to be a major test. China has chosen to integrate itself into the international order, and has greatly benefited from being part of it, so China should be seen as a partner, not a competitor.