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.
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.