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Xi to Meet Panetta Amid Health Rumors

After cancelling a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries, China’s president-in-waiting Xi Jinping is to meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta on Wednesday amid swirling rumors about Xi’s health and an...

On Asia Tour, Clinton Softens China Rhetoric

The Obama administration has made it clear that the Asia Pacific is an area of key interest to US foreign policy, and has stated that a healthy relationship with China is an important policy goal. Hillary Clinton has emphasized...

Rethinking U.S.-China Relations

Hugh White is a professor of strategic and defense studies at Australian National University, and author of the new book The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power. In a post for The Diplomat, he explains two choices...

News From the Front-Lines of Cyberspace

A recent report from Brookings characterized the U.S-China relationship as one based on “strategic distrust.” Some of the many obstacles to trust between the declining superpower and its major challenger can be found...

Why China is Playing Nice in the South China Sea

A recent editorial piece in China Daily draws attention to China’s legally-just behavior in a “calm and peaceful” South China Sea, and centers the blame for contention in this maritime region on the U.S.: On...

Chinese Political Legitimacy in Transition

In a short article posted on the East Asia Forum’s website, professor of political science Baogang Guo discusses China’s continually changing policy trends. As China prepares for an impending leadership transition,...

Lessons of the 40 Years Since Nixon Went to China

In a CNN article, Kenneth Lieberthal gives a synopsis of the dynamic nature of the U.S.-China relationship since Nixon’s 1972 visit. Lieberthal stresses that policies must continue to adapt to a changing political and...

How Will Romney Respond to a Rising China?

From the campaign trail, Mitt Romney took some time to talk China. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Romney criticizes China’s political model, bashes President Obama for his policies in the Asia Pacific, and lays out his...

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