Category: U.S – China Relations

‘Chinese Aegis’ Leads A2/AD Drill in South China Sea

China has deployed its most advanced guided-missile destroyer to the disputed South China Sea to participate in a large naval exercise, according to Taiwanese media. This week, the Want Daily and its English-language sister site, Want China Times, reported that China deployed the Kunming, the first of its new Type 052D guided-missile destroyers (DDG), to the South China Sea last month. The purpose of the deployment was to hold a military drill in the disputed wars simulating an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) attack. The Type 052D guided missile destroyer was joined by some of two of its earlier variants, a...

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China willing to jointly counter terror threat with U.S.: Chinese FM

China opposes any form of terrorism and is willing to work together with the United States to counter the threat of terrorism, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday. Both sides should make efforts to realize positive interaction and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, Wang said when he met US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon. China respects the US traditional influence and realistic interests in the Asia-Pacific region and supports it in playing a constructive role in the Asia-Pacific affairs, while the United States should respect China’s status and influence in the region, its need for...

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Chinese Foreign Minister Pressed on Hong Kong, Islamic State in DC Visit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Washington DC yesterday for talks with U.S. officials. Wang’s current trip also included attending the U.N. General Assembly in New York (where he and India’s foreign minister negotiated an end to their countries’ border stand-off) and a visit to Mexico. Wang’s visit to the U.S. is primarily aimed at advancing plans for U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to China in November. Obama will attend the APEC leader’s meeting in Beijing and will also hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice headed to Beijing last month...

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China Launches Experimental Satellites

In September, China launched multiple satellites, including the Yaogan-21 and the experimental Tiantuo-2. Earlier this month, China launched new experimental military satellites. According to a report by IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly, on September 8, the Chinese military launched a Long March-4B rocket which carried the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite and a second experimental satellite known as the Tiantuo-2. The launch was carried out at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, a Chinese space and defense launch facility in Shanxi Provice. The Tiantuo-2, which was built by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), according to Xinhua, is intended for “scientific experiments, natural...

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China and US militaries work at building trust

China and the United States are making progress on two trust-building mechanisms for their militaries ahead of the two defense authorities starting their 15th round of talks in October. Ministry of National Defense spokesman Geng Yansheng indicated that the two powers are moving quickly toward a military cooperative agenda for better communication between them. China and the US will hold the 15th annual Defense Consultative Talks in mid-October in Washington, said Geng at a news conference in Beijing on Thursday. “Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Wang Guanzhong will co-chair the talks with US Undersecretary...

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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…