The BRICS group is important to China because it is the rising power’s first successful effort to build its own global network with powerful non-Western countries.
Russia should not treat the post-2014 situation in Afghanistan as a potential disaster for its security in the south. Nevertheless, the coalition withdrawal from Afghanistan will force Russia to take more responsibility for regional security.
China has a nearly insatiable thirst for energy. The investments and oils pursued to meet this demand will have global economic, environmental, and security implications.
Manufacturing costs in China have dropped sharply in recent months. Instead of just trying to undercut other suppliers on price, Chinese manufacturers ought to invest the surplus in building more meaningful relationships with their Western customers and creating value that can only come from such ties.
Obama and Abe need to privately hammer out a coordinated response to a possible skirmish between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.
A primary focus of China’s next era of foreign policy will be emerging powers in Southeast Asia. Indonesia in particular will take center stage in China’s new approach to the region.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming Brussels visit signals a concerted Chinese effort to support the role of the EU as a major global actor in international affairs.
Beijing has struck an ambivalent posture regarding the Ukrainian crisis and the severing of Crimea, but it is not hurting China’s interests.
Strong trade and investment ties between Japan and China are key to the strategic interests of both countries.
The Korean Peninsula is an increasingly dangerous, unstable place, and more provocations from Pyongyang are likely. It is time for responsible officials to show initiative.
Senator Max Baucus’s experience in the U.S. Congress could help him have a lasting impact on U.S.-China relations.
While Myanmar’s democratic reforms may appear to signal a move toward the West, their success will in fact depend on Chinese economic engagement—a point that democracy activists should not overlook.
As the United States and China engage in a new type of great-power relations, the primary challenge is the reality that the two countries are still competitors.
The year ahead will be volatile for Asia. Can countries in the region continue to prosper and keep disputes in check while China vigorously reforms and North Korea provokes its neighbors?
China wants the benefits of a charm offensive with its neighbors, but it also wants to guard its far-flung territorial claims. It cannot do both.
Corrupt buyers and sellers in China have popularized the practice of haggling prices up rather than down. These shady transactions move the economy in the wrong direction and need to be uprooted.
China has a unique opportunity to play a leading role in convincing North Korea that it has little to lose and much to gain from giving up its chemical weapons arsenal.
Traditional Chinese values directly influence China’s foreign policy and create a novel approach to resolving conflicts and conducting international affairs.
China’s leaders cannot neglect foreign policy at the third plenum.