Cai Hong, China Daily's Tokyo Bureau Chief
Aug 20, 2014
No matter how hard Japan tries to dress up the war as a valiant battle against colonial powers the truth of its aggression will not be denied, writes Cai Hong.
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.
Franz-Stefan Gady, Associate Editor, Diplomat
Feb 25, 2014
China trusts the United States to act rationally in Asia, but not so with Japan; its aggressive behavior is the real danger to China, writes Franz-Stefan Gady.
Zhang Junshe, Researcher, PLA Naval Military Academic Research Institute
Feb 18, 2014
Zhang Junshe, a senior colonel for the People’s Liberation Army Navy, lays out four features of Japan’s nationalist turn and argues that anti-Chinese sentiment will quickly shift to anti-American rhetoric if not kept in check.
Zhao Minghao, Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Feb 13, 2014
The US and Japan held the first talks on their Cyber Defense Policy Working Group early this month. The Japan Self-Defense Forces are scheduled to set up a cyber-defense unit in March, and Washington will provide support in training Japan's senior military officials and improving Japan's cyber warfare capabilities. All these maneuvers have revealed that the two countries are deepening their alliance.
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.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Randolph Bourne Institute
Jan 17, 2014
Observers in both East Asia and the United States have become increasingly worried about the growing tensions between China and Japan. However, the tendency to place all of the blame on Beijing may be mis-guided.
Brahma Chellaney, Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jan 15, 2014
When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine last month, Chinese leaders, predictably, condemned his decision to honor those behind “the war of aggression against China.” But Abe was also sending a message to Japan’s main ally and defender, the US.
James Hsiung, Professor, New York University
Jan 15, 2014
Shinzo Abe continues to disown the country's dark past by visiting the Yasukuni Shrine and doctoring textbooks, writes James Hsiung.
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.