Tensions between the U.S. and China have risen further over the past month. In late June, NATO named China as a security challenge for the first time. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mooted visit to Taiwan has prompted...
Jun 3, 2022
On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will wrap up his ten-day tour of eight Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Having initially aimed for an ambitious multilateral pact on security and development, he has reluctantly...
Dec 16, 2021
China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...
Nov 30, 2021
Last week, the Solomon Islands erupted in protest. Rioters in the country’s capital, Honiara, torched numerous buildings in Chinatown, ransacked a police station, and defied government lockdown orders. Despite being met with...
Feb 13, 2015
From Pakistan, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi announced on Thursday that President Xi...
Nov 28, 2013
Although China is seen by many as a world superpower with growing economic influence, Ian...
Apr 27, 2005
From the JoongAng Daily, via IHT: The fundamental issue is which alliance will prevail in East Asia, the autocratic coalition led by China that seeks to drive the United States from the region or the democratic grouping led by the United States that seeks a stable balance of political and military power in which trade […]
Nov 3, 2004
Another article (along the same lines as the IHT piece blogged earlier today) from Asia Times details the US failure to keep up with the momentous changes in Asia, as it focuses almost exclusively on Iraq while India and China wield increasing influence throughout the region: “Potentially the West remains a useful counterweight, yet US […]
Oct 21, 2004
Tim Luard wrote on BBC today: “As China gets richer and stronger, the world is coming to share its belief that it merits recognition and respect as a great power. Through a combination of economic dynamism, skilful diplomacy and understated threat, it is already regaining much of its old imperial supremacy across Asia. ” The […]
Oct 21, 2004
From India’s The Statesman website: “It might well be true that the relationship with China has never been better. This is progress. The first choice must indeed be a peaceful, economically productive, relationship. Only if that is pursued will the atmosphere within China become conducive to improvements in justice, human rights and democratic participation. But […]
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