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.
At last year's G20 summit held in Turkey, President Xi Jinping called for a change in the growth model for the world economy, which is an incisive judgment. He also pointed out that the world needed to find new impetus to improve global governance, as the rise of China and other developing countries is changing the global political and economic structure.
The United States used to sell weapons on a large scale to Taiwan during a president's last year in office, but it might not sell submarine technologies to Taiwan this year because of the Chinese mainland's pressure since Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party came to power.
"Indecent passage" is a derivative of "innocent passage". Coined by James Holmes, professor of strategy at the Naval War College, the term was first seen in his article titled "Beijing may ignore the South Sea ruling - but we must not", which was published on the National Interest website on July 14. Before that, the word was never used in any international law-related books and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The relationship of China and Japan has been in hot waters, like the hot weather of August.
With less than 100 days to go before the US presidential election, the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, is significantly ahead of Donald Trump, the Republican party's nominee, in the latest polls.
The current Asia-Pacific security is in disorder, and full of uncertainty. Frictions might grow as tensions rise in the South China Sea. The following are some reasons:
China's policy of not being the first to use nuclear weapons is in line with the code of conduct recognized by the international community, which is used to limit nuclear proliferation worldwide.
Since the South Korean government announced its decision to allow the US to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on its soil, the issue has been dominating the discussions about the strategic situation in East Asia.
The Unite States military forces have surplus capacity after the Cold War, since the military was built for a possible war with the Soviet Union. After the Soviet Union’s collapse, the US military forces exceeded the actual necessity, but it kept expanding.
In an era when new industrial revolution converges with information revolution, the economic neoliberalism advocated by the United States has lost its appeal. Nowadays, all countries are exploring new economic development paths while pondering over the role of state in protecting the economy.
A recent movie trailer created a huge uproar on social media. But unfortunately it is not because of an exceptionally good story, acting or special effects. This time the controversy was triggered because a white actor is playing the lead role in a Chinese movie.
In recent years, the US’ rebalancing strategy has achieved remarkable results, which has gained praise from domestic politicians and diplomats. But the implementation of the strategy has started to face challenges and doubts.
The 2016 US presidential election has entered the white-hot phase. It is noteworthy that Donald Trump, who has clinched the Republican presidential nomination, has gained great popularity with his populist ideology. Coincidentally, Bernie Sanders also made gains with his populist stance in the presidential primaries. Despite the differences in the political goals of the two populists, the reasons behind the rise of populism in the US are the same.
After pushing for the South China Sea arbitration ruling and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment in South Korea, the US finds itself in a dilemma. Facing an unyielding China, if the US decides to confront with toughness, relations between the two countries would get even more volatile and out of hand. The result would not benefit any party. Now, the US must make a concession to defuse the situation.