Confrontations between China and the US in the disputed South China Sea are not likely to devastate the world's most important bilateral relationship, because the two great powers still have common interest at a broader level.
The United States, China and Russia are playing important roles in the ever-changing international situation since the start of the 21st century. The sino-us.com talked with Yin Feng, Center for China and Globalization (CCG) researcher and chief editor of a periodical Chief Strategy Officer. Here are his main views on the China-US-Russia relations and the South China Sea issue.
Ahead of a ruling to be delivered on July 12 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on the South China Sea dispute between China and the Philippines, China has reiterated its solemn stance of not accepting or recognizing any decision that the international court makes on who has the legitimate rights over the disputed waters, stressing that the court "lacks jurisdiction in the case".
The ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague on a South China Sea case brought by the Philippines will come soon. No matter what the ruling is, China should not quit the UNCLOS because of the issue, as doing so will not be in China's long-term interest.
Recently, Chinese warships frequently sailed in the vicinity of the Diaoyu Islands, striking the nerves of the Japanese. Especially, Chinese and Russian warships appeared in the area at the same time, arousing speculation among different parties.
As many economists predicted, the international fears over the UK's vote to leave the EU triggered a stock market rout in Europe, North America and Asia, with markets losing a record $3 trillion in the past two trading days in the wake of the vote. The Brexit is likely to drag the UK and even the EU into an economic recession.
The US defense secretary took a tough stance on the South China Sea issue during the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore. Combined with the China bashing by the US presidential candidates, we can see that the US has increased anxiety over China.
With a greater say in the global nuclear security system, China is at a crucial moment when it has to decide whether to maintain the established global nuclear order or to design new nuclear policies to reach its geopolitical goals.
The US presidential elections are always full of stories and accidents. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may win the election due to five reasons.
American diplomacy is notorious for its obsession with reshaping the world by imposing its values, which is highly advocated by US political and diplomatic elites.
Just on the second day after the 8th China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the 7th China-US High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, Chinese and Russian warships appeared in the vicinity of the Diaoyu Islands, which has led to speculations among different parties.
Live webcasts have become a craze in China with popular presenters like “papi jam” (papi酱) rising to stardom. The booming sector is witnessing the involvement of entertainment celebrities, investment from magnates and nationwide engagements.
A recent advertisement by a Chinese detergent company generated a global debate about racism in China. In the ad, a dirty-looking black man turns into a clean, fare-skinned Asian man after being put by a beautiful Chinese girl in a washing machine.
The 8th round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue will be held this year and it might be the last one of its type, considering Barack Obama’s presidency coming to an end next year.
No one can deny that the relationship between China and the US is special. The evolution of this relationship during the last one-hundred years can shortly be summarized as one from friend to foe, from foe to partner and from partner to competitor. During this whole continuum, the US looked at China with a certain cultural fascination, whereas China’s view of the US can be described as admiration, but during the entire course of time contempt and suspicion on both sides has also lingered…
Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and chief executive of Facebook and probably the youngest dollar billionaire in the world, has picked China once more for a spectacular publicity stunt. Zuckerberg is known for his keen interest in China – or more accurately, the potential of the Chinese market. Facebook has been blocked in China for several years and it is not a secret that Zuckerberg wants to expand his business to the country. During the past years, he has intensified his efforts to court s…
The once-in-a-year consumer TV program aired on China Central Television (CCTV) on the World Consumer Rights Day is just an arena for consumers to vent their anger against the unscrupulous merchants. It is doubtful whether the 25-year-old annual consumer gala can play a key part in wiping out bad corporate practices.
Some observers pointed out that China’s rapid development offered unthinkable opportunities for architects and city-planners alike. And one can get the impression that China was welcoming that change. Within a few years, Chinese cities offered remarkable new architectures which some believed were only possible to build in China.
The strategic relationship between China and the United States is facing a vital moment, with the US presidential election getting underway.
The economic modernization of China was accompanied by a steady increase in income inequality. Compared with its egalitarian past, public goods like education, medical care and wealth are now very unequally distributed among the people.