Category: U.S – China Relations

Armed services leaders to unveil Asia-Pacific Oversight Series

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...

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New York Times: China’s Arms Industry Makes Global Inroads

By Edward Wong and Nicola Clark BEIJING — From the moment Turkey announced plans two years ago to acquire a long-range missile defense system, the multibillion-dollar contract from a key NATO member appeared to be an American company’s to lose. For years, Turkey’s military had relied on NATO-supplied Patriot missiles, built by the American companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, to defend its skies, and the system was fully compatible with the air-defense platforms operated by other members of the alliance. There were other contenders for the deal, of course. Rival manufacturers in Russia and Europe made bids. Turkey rejected...

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Foreign Affairs: China’s Real and Present Danger: Now Is the Time for Washington to Worry

By Avery Goldstein Much of the debate about China’s rise in recent years has focused on the potential dangers China could pose as an eventual peer competitor to the United States bent on challenging the existing international order. But another issue is far more pressing. For at least the next decade, while China remains relatively weak compared to the United States, there is a real danger that Beijing and Washington will find themselves in a crisis that could quickly escalate to military conflict. Unlike a long-term great-power strategic rivalry that might or might not develop down the road, the...

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China’s Reaction to the NSA Leaks

Revelations about the existence of far-reaching surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) have made waves all the way across the Pacific. On June 6 and June 7, media outlets revealed that the NSA has been collecting data on foreign communications with the help of companies like Verizon Wireless, Google, and Facebook.[1] The incident raised important questions not just about civil liberties in the US, but also about America’s image abroad. In China , reactions by netizens on Weibo provide an interesting window into the country’s perceptions of the US. The incident’s timing makes the implications for...

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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…