Category: Chinese Politics

A New Cold War in East Asia

In his article “The Asian Cold War” on the website for Foreign Policy magazine, American scholar Michael Austin voiced his concerns over growing tension between China and Japan, resulting from the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands.  [h4]A New Cold War in East Asia[/h4] In his article “The Asian Cold War” on the website for Foreign Policy magazine, American scholar Michael Austin voiced his concerns over growing tension between China and Japan, resulting from the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands. He pointed out that although the chances the row could develop into a hot war were slim; the dispute has...

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China, Africa and Implications for the United States

China and the United States have surprisingly similar interests in Africa. Both rely increasingly on the continent for oil while China also imports large quantities of minerals. Both seek political support from Africa’s 54 countries, which constitute more than a quarter of the membership of the United Nations. Both see Africa as an increasingly attractive export market, although today the African countries collectively account for a tiny percentage of each country’s global trade.  [h4]China, Africa and Implications for the United States[/h4] China and the United States have surprisingly similar interests in Africa. Both rely increasingly on the continent for...

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China’s New Clout in Africa Worries US Congress

Anxiety over China’s expanding role in sub-Saharan Africa is prompting the United States to reassess its own involvement and to consider new economic initiatives. A recent hearing in the US Congress showed that lawmakers are as concerned about the political implications of Chinese power as they are about the threat that Chinese companies pose to US business interests in Africa. Chris Coons, chairman of a US Senate panel on African affairs, noted that “about 70 per cent of Chinese assistance to Africa comes in the form of roads, stadiums and government buildings.” An equivalent proportion of US aid “goes...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…