In terms of the current China-US relations, many people are focusing on competition between the two nations. But what we should rather pay attention to is cooperation between the two sides. The China-US relations will remain in a state of new normal, which, however, will not lead to confrontation.
The position of Taiwan in the US' foreign policy is becoming less important, as Beijing has long seen the island as an integral part of its territory.
China’s rise in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world has been a hot-topic since the kick-off of the early reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping. Although China’s success was mostly recognized in the fields of economy and the country’s modernization, in other fields the perception has been different. Special emphasis is given to fostering an amicable picture of China in the international realm and the global attraction to China’s traditional culture has always been an important …
Amid the cooling of the cross-Strait relationship, Taiwan's Kuomintang Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu has started a much-anticipated trip to the Chinese mainland to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, sending a signal that Hung has gained support from the mainland.
Despite the fact that China is playing a bigger role in global governance, it has no reason to overturn the current global norms. Its joining of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can be seen as an indication that China is a good participant and performer in the global governance.
The upcoming meeting between President Xi Jinping and Hung Hsiu-chu, chairwoman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) party, shows mainland’s efforts to promote a peaceful and stable cross-Strait relationship, though breakthroughs are unlikely in the short term given the fundamental differences over political issues between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
Beijing's decision to give the "quasi-national treatment" to the Taiwanese people has put the self-ruled island's leader Tsai Ing-wen in a dilemma.
While many people think that there are numerous barriers for Chinese investments in the US, it is because sometimes people tend to overstate the problem as there are no explicit rules for judging what kind of investments may threaten national security.
The two presidential candidates, Clinton and Trump, have been engaging in a war of words and going after the weaknesses of each other hammer and tongs. Some media describe it as the “most vicious presidential debate in terms of words”. In my view, the two debates went out of control, with the second one even worse than the first because of more verbal attacks.
Now, global attention has turned to BRICS countries, with the expectation that the BRICS mechanism could lead developing countries to propel the transition from “Western governance” to “Eastern and Western shared governance” which signals the coming of neo-globalization.
It’s been only three months since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines, and he has been trying to repair the China-Philippines relationship, an “icebreaking” move which looks like a sudden change out of strategic considerations. However, breaking the “ice” between China and the Philippines which has been frozen for five years doesn’t necessarily mean the Philippines will take a pro-China policy.
Since the announcement of the South China Sea arbitration ruling, China has responded through a series of effective diplomatic measures which exert influence on public opinion. At present, the South China Sea tensions have relatively eased, although the peace may be just temporary and periodical. The future South China Sea disputes would feature new developments, which will be more turbulent, complicated and hard to control.
With the China-US relationship becoming the world’s most important bilateral relationship and strategic interactions between the two countries playing a significant role in global restructuring, joint efforts by the two nations are vital to maintain world peace and stability.
US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump held their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York State on September 26. The debate was very exciting, reflecting the vitality of the presidential election. Clinton showed the public her political experience, while Trump, a newcomer, also did not lose much ground in the debate.
The United States values its leadership a lot, although in East Asia, its fight for leadership with China would lead to cut-throat competition and antagonism in the region, said J. Stapleton Roy, a China expert and former diplomat, in a recent interview with Sino-US.com. From his perspective, East Asian countries would be reluctant to choose between the two and the US should emphasize its engagement instead of leadership in regional affairs to bring solidarity to East Asia.
David Dollar, an expert on Chinese economy, thinks highly of Premier Li’s UN visit, saying it should be awarded “high scores” during an interview with sino-us.com. He said Li’s attitude toward opening China’s markets and promoting Sino-US trade and commerce are quite encouraging and China has played an increasingly important role in global governance in many aspects.
With Clinton and Trump becoming presidential candidates of the Democratic and Republican Parties respectively, the election has reached a decisive stage. After living in the US for over 30 years, I engage myself in the election, and suggest Chinese observers to think “out of the box”. I believe that as long as Hillary Clinton would not blunder, the victory would go to the democrats.
China will possibly make big changes in its policies toward North Korea after the latter’s fifth nuclear test, while the United States, South Korea and Japan will impose more sanctions against North Korea.
The Chinese government provides implicit or explicit guarantee to banks, enterprises, local governments, securities and housing markets, increasing leverage ratios in the investment sectors. In this backdrop, risks would rise as its economy slows down. With accumulating debt in recent years, I believe China should take steps in the next three to five years to deal with the “bubbles”.
The Xi-Obama summit is of vital importance as it would be Obama’s last formal visit to China and the last official meeting between the two leaders. The outgoing president is doubling efforts to forge his diplomatic legacy, and this final summit will be hugely significant for the Sino-US relations.