In part 2 of our series “Who Owns The Arctic?”, Aki Tonami discusses the prospects for protecting the environment and creating sustainable development as more and more countries turn their attention to the North Pole.
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states seek an active role in the region.
Americans and Chinese, like peoples everywhere, have dreams. Chinese President Xi Jinping frequently refers to the China dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation; while American dream has focused primarily on personal freedom and equal opportunity to better one's position in life. People in both China and the United States worry whether Chinese and American dreams are compatible, writes former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy.
To understand the country today, look to the unusual choices the regime made following the 1989 demonstrations, when the country pivoted to opposite extremes in economics and politics, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang.
On Monday, the United States Attorney General Eric Holder accused China of hacking American industrial giants such as U.S. Steel and Westinghouse Electric, making unprecedented criminal charges of cyper-espionage against Chinese military officials. Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly offers his thoughts on the effectiveness of the U.S. response. (Originally posted on the Asia Society's China File).
We hosted in honor of Dr. Henry Kissinger on April 29 at which we unveiled the new logo of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. It features the first character in Dr. Kissinger’s well known Chinese name, 基, which means foundation, cornerstone. The image reflects our commitment to analyzing the foundations of the bilateral relationship for policymakers and publics in the United States and China. The original calligraphy for the logo was penned by China’s Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Cui Tiankai.
President Obama capped a four-nation visit to Asia with the announcement of a security agreement with the Philippines. While China was not one of the President’s stops, relations with the People’s Republic loomed large as a back drop for his visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. We spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy about the significance of the trip.
China's assistance in the recovery of debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is another propaganda coup for the Chinese polar programme, as well as a subtle reminder of China's will to demonstrate its growing international role and presence, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.
Mrs. Obama’s trip could be the greatest public diplomacy triumph the United States has achieved in China in years, writes Robert Daly.