As China becomes an increasingly important global player, defining the country’s foreign policy, especially toward Japan and other countries in the region, will become an increasingly important task for China’s policymakers.
China is criticized for becoming more assertive, aggressive, and bullying, but in reality it should be seen as too reactive.
In a G-Zero world, how will great powers and smaller states adapt?
A comparison of China and Russia can reveal not only the dramas of undemocratic societies and the limitations of modernization efforts by top-down governments, but also the challenges that the West faces.
China holds a critical role in overcoming the major global issues of 2013, ranging from climate change to nuclear security to the global economy.
China’s increasing economic exchanges with neighboring states have affected regional security and stability. In addition to the main powerhouses like Singapore and Japan, China has become more concerned about relations with other neighbors like Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
The rise of China and India as major world powers promises to test the established global order in the coming decades.
The Obama administration argues that the realignment of American military might and political focus is not meant to counter a more assertive China, but to refresh relationships with allies and to maintain regional stability.
The United States and China must find ways to cooperate if the rebalance of American policy toward Asia is to succeed.
Developing and developed countries alike welcome China's surging outward direct investment.