Will a rising China be a threat to its neighbors, like Germany in 1914? Or a benign power that will exercise influence through peaceful means, as China is purported to have done in its imperial past? Or is China’s rise an unprecedented event to which no historical analogies apply? How China’s story is told, and who tells it, has deep repercussions for U.S.-China relations.
The region’s countries have different visions of what they want to be. Can they work together to achieve them?
China's rapid polar expansion is part of its expanding maritime interests and reflects Beijing’s desire to be a maritime, and polar, great power with a voice in the formation of any future governance norms, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.
Dr. Turner highlighted the China's determination to improve food safety in its 12th Five-Year Plan.
"Xi Jinping's program to date is Reform, Resurgence, and Repression," writes Robert Daly. "What China becomes under his leadership in 2014 and beyond will depend on whether this modern strongman is truly modern and truly strong, or whether he is cultivating an image of strength in an attempt to rein in a dynamic but fragile nation which an anachronistic CCP can no longer control."
Since the crisis over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in September 2012, the area around these tiny islands has become a zone of tension with high probability of an accident and subsequent conflict. Global Fellow Zheng Wang details his proposal to avoid both.
Bloomberg Businessweek cited Katie Lebling's work on China's distant water fishing fleets.
The Guardian and the Economist cite Dr. Brady’s work on Chinese ambitions in the polar regions.
A recent survey of Chinese and Japanese citizens views of each other’s countries found that 92.8 percent of Chinese respondents hold unfavorable views of Japan, a startling 28 percent rise from the year before. Similarly, 90.1 percent of respondents in Japan had an unfavorable or relatively unfavorable view of China, compared with 84.3 percent last year. For both countries, these figures were higher than in the previous nine annual surveys conducted.