The United States has growing concerns that China’s maritime claims in the disputed South China Sea are an effort to gain creeping control of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. In congressional testimony, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Danny Russel said China’s vague territorial claims in the South China Sea had “created uncertainty, insecurity and instability” among its neighbors. While the United States says it does not take sides in disputes, Russel said it has an interest in seeing maritime disputes resolved peacefully. The United States has...Read More
Category: U.S – China Relations
Feb 4, 2014 | U.S - China Relations |
From Oct. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013, The Carter Center’s China Program conducted an online survey on U.S.–China mutual perceptions based on a convenient sample. There were 472 respondents from China and the United States; 385 people from China, 87 people from the U.S. The purpose of this survey is to understand at nominal level how American and Chinese citizens perceive each other. Result Highlights The majority of survey respondents from both countries have a favorable impression of each other. Both Chinese and American respondents reported an improved impression after visiting the other country. The majority of respondents from...Read More
Jan 28, 2014 | U.S - China Relations |
Mearsheimer says a war between the US and China will be more likely than a US-Soviet one was during the Cold War. The prominent realist international relations scholar John Mearsheimer says there is a greater possibility of the U.S. and China going to war in the future than there was of a Soviet-NATO general war during the Cold War. Mearsheimer made the comments at a lunch hosted by the Center for the National Interest in Washington, DC on Monday. The lunch was held to discuss Mearsheimer’s recent article in The National Interest on U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East. However, much...Read More
Jan 24, 2014 | U.S - China Relations |
Western “cultural threats” will be among several types of “unconventional security threats” targeted by China’s new National Security Committee, according to an article by People’s Liberation Army (PLA) senior colonel Gong Fangbin (公方彬). Additional “threats” the committee will target include extremist groups, cybersecurity threats, and online dissent. The article follows a familiar recent pattern of anti-Western propaganda and calls for tighter media control aimed at protecting the Communist Party’s hold on power under conditions of rapid social change in China. Colonel Gong’s article on “security management” under the new National Security Committee (国家安全委员会设立后的安全管理), was first published by the Central Party...Read More
Oct 25, 2013 | U.S - China Relations |
The House Armed Services Committee will launch a series of discussions on the U.S. pivot to Asia, called the Asia-Pacific Oversight Series, beginning with a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11:00am. The four-month series will include full committee and subcommittee meetings, a meeting with Asian Ambassadors, and media events. The full press release is reproduced below. Washington, D.C.–Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee; together with Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Rep. Rob Wittman...Read More
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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…