U.S. China’s rise

Contrasting Forecasts for China

At Foreign Policy, Minxin Pei argues that China’s continued rise is not a foregone conclusion, and that the U.S. should ready itself for a Chinese decline. Americans, he suggests, have long tended to overestimate the...

China Sees U.S. as Declining Power, Insider Says

A new paper by Brookings looks at the relationship of “strategic distrust” between China and the U.S., written by Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director, John L. Thornton China Center and Wang Jisi, Director, Center for...

Obama, China, and the Sputnik Moment

The libertarian Reason Magazine offers a perspective on President Obama’s comments about China in his recent State of the Union address: In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Americans and...

Obama and China Play Rival Suitors to Indonesia

As President Obama visits his boyhood home of Indonesia, the New York Times looks at the growing rivalry between the U.S. and China to influence the country: As the United States and China step up their rivalry in Southeast...

Robert D. Kaplan: The Geography of Chinese Power

From an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune by Robert D. Kaplan, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a correspondent for The Atlantic: Today China’s ambitions are as aggressive as those of the...

James Mann: Behold China

In the New Republic, James Mann, author of The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression, among other books, writes an article with the subtitle, “Repressive at home. Aggressive abroad. Driving Obama...

There’s a New Red Scare. But is China Really so Scary?

In the Washington Post, Steven Mufson and John Pomfret write that the current hype about China’s growing clout in a number of arenas says more about the U.S. national psyche than about the real situation in China: In the...

Joel Kotkin: America On The Rise

For Forbes, Joel Kotkin writes that both liberal and conservative pundits who assume the rise of China and accompanying demise of America are missing several important points, especially demographics: It is a sign of the times...

US and China, Locked in Equal Embrace (Updated)

On the eve of President Obama’s arrival in Shanghai, there is much analysis of the U.S.-China relationship in the world press, with a general focus on America’s growing reliance on China. From The Guardian: The US...

Obama Confronts an Asia Reshaped by China’s Rise

President Obama leaves Thursday for his first trip to Asia since taking office. AP reports: Days after coming to power in September, Japan’s new prime minister broached forming a new East Asian trading bloc with rival...

Envoy’s Challenges in China

Ian Johnson reports on the Wall Street Journal: Relations between China and the U.S. are at a critical phase, with the next few months likely to test whether the two sides really have built strong and lasting ties, said the new...

Francesco Sisci: Thinking the Impossible: China’s World

From lastampa.it: A series of impossible events—or better, of events that were thought to be impossible—have been taking place in America since the beginning of the century. A spectacularly simple terrorist plan on September 11,...

How China Sees the World

From the Economist: The rise of China over the past three decades has been astonishing. But it has lacked the one feature it needed fully to satisfy the ultranationalist fringe: an accompanying decline of the West. Now...

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