With anxieties over the nuclear activities of North Korea and Iran looming large, heads of state from 53 countries convened in Seoul this week to reaffirm and intensify their commitment to prevent nuclear materials from getting into the hands of terrorists.
With advantages in labor, productivity, and geography, China has the potential to displace many Southeast Asian nations from their niche in the global production chain.
The second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul in March 2012 provides an opportunity for China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea to develop concrete cooperation on nuclear security.
China needs to enact tighter monetary policies in order to raise household consumption and rebalance toward a more sustainable growth model.
The Iranian nuclear crisis and the subsequent pressure that Western nations have been putting on Tehran to curb nuclear ambitions has challenged Chinese diplomacy, encouraging China to redefine its international role.
Mitt Romney's tough talk on China conceals some assumptions that, if translated into policy, could set the two great powers on a collision course.
As China's power continues to grow, Russians need to rediscover themselves as a Euro-Pacific nation and strengthen ties to East Asia in order to avoid becoming Beijing's junior partner.
Despite the overlapping interests of Russia and China, the two countries are not allies. Moscow will not accept a junior position vis-à-vis Beijing, while the Chinese regard Russia as a fading power.
As the United States moves forward into a new round of Six Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear program, it is likely to place an emphasis on caution.
Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States provided Beijing and Washington with the opportunity to enhance relations and engage in dialogue to help resolve more challenging issues.
There is a consensus in the international community that while Iran cannot currently build nuclear weapons, if left unregulated, it would eventually succeed in doing so.
Debate in China on Iran’s nuclear program continues to focus on uranium enrichment at the expense of other key aspects that could give a better indication of the broader program’s progress and outcomes.
Although the U.S.-China relationship benefits from deep economic and trade ties, the military-to-military relationship between the two nations is not as strong as it should be.
The nature of the climate challenge in the immediate future will be determined by China and the world’s largest carbon emitters—not U.N. summits.
Several factors could be contributing to China’s sudden entrance into coal import markets, including transportation bottlenecks, environmental and safety considerations, economic factors, and concerns about depleting coking coal reserves.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States offers an opportunity to deepen exchanges between the two countries, while enhancing cooperation and reducing friction on a range of important economic and security issues.
Iran’s position as major oil exporter to China affects the way Beijing perceives the Iranian nuclear crisis. However, energy security is also a factor prompting Beijing to move closer to the United States on this issue.
China's vetoes over UN draft resolutions on Syria represent of Beijing's interpretation of the international system, of humanitarian intervention, and of its own interests in the region.
Though Beijing has typically remained cautiously neutral when it comes to the region, China’s current stance may reflect its growing disquiet at what it sees as a U.S. policy intended to deny it access to Middle East energy sources.
As globalization continues to accelerate, a rising China will exert greater influence on the world.