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.
South Korea has recently agreed with the US to deploy the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean peninsula, which China has strongly opposed. The decision has caused tensions between China and South Korea.
China has reiterated its opposition many times against the deployment of the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea, but the United States and South Korea have persisted with the deployment and announced the site.
THAAD is not a new topic as it has been in contention since the 1990s. However, when people discuss THAAD, there is always a misunderstanding as to the reach of THAAD. In fact, the reach of THAAD depends on how conspicuous the target is.
In my view, North Korea could not create intercontinental ballistic missiles in foreseeable future. A simple reason is that North Korea has no warhead for such missiles. The United States knows it.
The South China Sea arbitration award turned out to be more unfavorable to China than expected, but it can be seen as both a disadvantage and advantage for China.At least the ruling on Taiping Island was supposed to be just, but it was still ruled as a reef. In the end, however, the South China Sea issue should be solved through negotiation.
An angry passenger reportedly assaulted members of airline staff after she had learnt that her Harbin-bound flight was cancelled after she had already waited for several hours at Nanjing airport. Pictures of the slightly injured staff member, who was later sent to hospital, were circulated on the Internet. The attacker, a mother of two children, was later identified by the police. According to media reports, southern China was hit by storms and therefore many flights had to be canceled.