Americans often criticize China for enabling North Korean nuclear proliferation, but from Beijing’s perspective, their peaceful development approach to Pyongyang’s defiance is less costly and more effective than U.S. pressure.
While the West accuses Putin of dealing with Ukraine over the barrel of a gun, Russians largely commend his role in helping Crimea make the right historical choice, in their view, to side with Russia.
In the lead up to Crimea’s referendum to join Russia, experts discuss the Ukrainians’ true aspirations, Putin’s thinking, the West’s leverage, and the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the Russia-China relationship.
Beijing hopes a neutral stance toward the ongoing events in Ukraine will satisfy both its aversion to foreign interference in internal affairs as well as its even stronger disapproval of Western and U.S. support for dissidents and popular uprisings.
China’s policy toward developing countries must move past the concept of peaceful development and focus on addressing concrete policy challenges shared by both sides.
Questions still remain about the plans established by the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress to make market forces the driving factor behind China’s economy.
China’s rapid development can offer inspiration and direction for Africans, but Africa’s leaders must translate the lessons of China’s experience into a path that fits local contexts.
China’s military modernization and maritime assertiveness present challenges for the U.S.-China relationship. Middle powers can play a meaningful role in encouraging more constructive Chinese participation in maintaining international security.
Patrick Cronin of the Center for New American Security talks with Carnegie-Tsinghua’s Paul Haenle about U.S. security objectives in Asia and the importance of a strong and stable U.S.-China relationship.
Carnegie–Tsinghua’s Paul Haenle and Peking University’s leading North Korea expert, Zhu Feng, discuss the recent purge of Jang Song-taek and its implications for Chinese-North Korean relations.