The next decade is likely to be the decisive period determining the future course of U.S.-China relations. Unless China and the United States can find ways to block the current drift toward strategic rivalry, tensions will rise.
Washington and Beijing both consider good bilateral relations to be vital, but their growing strategic rivalry has the potential to evolve into mutual antagonism. In this new policy brief, published as the new leadership was announced in Beijing, China expert Stapleton Roy argues that the US should focus on regional engagement through multilateral organizations like ASEAN, as opposed to its military presence in the region.
The trial of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese Communist Party official and former member of the ruling Politburo, is attracting the world’s attention with its tales of corruption, sex, murder and political intrigue. But while such details are riveting, they divert attention from the real meaning of the case, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang in The New York Times.
Director J. Stapleton Roy Participates in a Brookings Institution Panel Discussion on the "Evolution of China's Governance"
Director J. Stapleton Roy explains how recent decades of China's economic growth has spurred positive change in its government. An article adapted from Roy's presentation appeared in The Globalist, Friday, June 03, 2011 and can be accessed here!
The dialogue, which took place October 19, 2011, assessed the current state of U.S.-China relations and was held at the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, D.C.
Is the United States Prepared to see International Institutions Adapted to Reflect China’s Influence?
KICUS Director, J. Stapleton Roy Discusses China’s increasing influence in international institutions and the idea of international structural change.
Despite cabinet-level meetings in Beijing and joint military exercises in the Pacific, July saw a continuation in trends that have experts in Beijing and Washington increasingly concerned about the course of bilateral relations. China’s rejection of America’s call for a construction freeze in the South China Sea reinforced worldwide impressions that the PRC is assertive and the U.S. ineffectual.
Deputy Director Douglas Spelman Participates in Discussion on the VOA (Chinese) Program "Pro and Con"
Did China's abstention on the UN Libya resolution represent a fundamental shift away from China's traditional position of opposing interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation? Watch Deputy Director, Douglas Spelman discuss this issue here!