While tensions exist in the relationship between China and Europe, enhanced bilateral cooperation would be beneficial to both sides and valuable for promoting global stability and development.
China plays an increasingly important role in achieving a number of the goals for disarmament and nonproliferation contained within the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference.
Whether dealing with climate change, international economics, or global and regional politics, China faces the challenge of balancing its obligations as a “responsible stakeholder” in international affairs with its own identity as a developing country and its connections with the rest of the developing world.
China’s evolving foreign policy continue to dominate discussions of Sino-U.S. relations. Yet there has been little in-depth analysis of Chinese public opinion and its impact on China’s foreign policy.
The recent U.S. focus on global nuclear issues has left some of China’s future arms control experts encouraged by the emphasis on governmental cooperation in securing nuclear materials, while others worry that the United States is blurring the distinction between tactical and strategic missile defenses.