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.
The Kissinger Institute was in China for a week-long seminar on U.S.-China relations in February. It was a contentious month, but none of our interlocutors in Beijing or Zhejiang mentioned President Obama’s February 20 meeting with the Dalai Lama or the doubts American officials have expressed over China’s claims in the South China Sea.
In this episode of NOW, Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides insight into the current situation in the South China Sea while also looking ahead to what might be next and its implications for U.S.-China relations.
Beginning in 2014, The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States (KICUS) will issue a monthly newsletter on U.S.-China relations. It is written for supporters in the Washington region, across the country, and around the world who are interested in Sino-American relations but are unable to commit hours each day to following them.
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.