U.S.-China Tensions: What Must Kerry Do?

In the latest installment of China File’s Conversations series, Elizabeth Economy, Andrew J. Nathan and Orville Schell respond to Nina Hachigian’s recommendations to new U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. In a...

Biden: "China’s Rise Isn’t Our Demise"

Following his recent visit to Asia, vice president Joe Biden argues in a New York Times op-ed that China’s rise as a global power need not come at America’s expense. Some here and in the region see China’s...

China Admits Taking, Burying US POW from Korea

From AP: After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he “became mentally...

Joseph S Nye: Is China’s re-emergence peaceful?

From The Financial Express: In recent weeks, China announced a 12.6% hike in defence spending, America’s CIA director, Porter Goss, testified about a worsening military balance in the Taiwan Strait and President George W Bush pleaded with Europeans not to lift their embargo on arms sales to China. Yet, Chinese leaders speak of China’s “peaceful […]

Wen Sidesteps Koizumi’s Invitation to Visit Japan

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sidestepped Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s invitation Tuesday to visit Japan, a sign ties between Asia’s major powers remain bedeviled by a spat rooted in Japan’s wartime history, reported Washington Post. In a meeting in Laos, Koizumi extended the invitation to Wen, the first since he took over as premier from […]

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