COVID Concerns Prompt China to Abandon Role as AFC Cup Host

On Saturday, China officially withdrew from its role as the host of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. The quadrennial event, which brings together 24 national soccer teams from across Asia, was originally...

Is China Forging a New Global Order or Committing to the Old?

President Barack Obama’s meetings with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Beijing APEC summit early this week seemed to yield far more results than their diplomatic talks last year in California—the two leaders...

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...

“Self-Fulfilling Policy”: Why Pick a Fight With China?

Boston University professor Walter Clemens put together a piece for The Diplomat on the increasingly tense relationship between the U.S. and China. Clemens Looks at major diplomatic issues between the two states (the Obama...

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,...


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