Given upcoming leadership transitions and elections in both China and the United States, the increasing U.S. attention to the Asia-Pacific region, and China’s growing global presence, Hu Jintao's upcoming trip to Washington has particular significance for U.S.-China relations.
Media has an increasingly significant impact on diplomatic activities: public opinion has become an important factor in shaping the Beijing’s policymaking and the media play an important role in guiding public opinion and exerting influence on foreign affairs.
Relationships between China and the rest of East Asia have evolved over time, from the tribute systems of ancient East Asia through the tensions of the Cold War.
Today NATO faces threats of unconventional violence, such as terrorism or cyberattacks, more than threats of a conventional attack or traditional military attack.
2010 was a difficult year for U.S.-China relations, driving home the need for higher-level and more frequent exchange of views.
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.