Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
September 28, 2012
Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
What the past may offer for breaking the diplomatic impasse over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
An Ominous Pledge
September 26, 2012
An Ominous Pledge
The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute is even more complex because of the way it involves the U.S., and its nuclear guarantees.
An Ominous Pledge
September 01, 2011
Why China is Getting Tough
Worries over domestic unrest and a permissive regional environment are behind China’s recent assertiveness.
Why China is Getting Tough
Politicizing China-Japan Ties
June 08, 2011
Politicizing China-Japan Ties
China sees relations with Japan as a political issue. As a result, conservatives are likely to hold sway over decisions.
Politicizing China-Japan Ties
A View on Nationalism
June 06, 2011
A View on Nationalism
Nationalism in Japan is confined mostly to the elites, but is more broad-based in China, says academic Gui Yongtao.
A View on Nationalism
China's Earthquake Response
March 29, 2011
China's Earthquake Response
The reaction to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been mostly sympathetic.
China's Earthquake Response
China's Soft Power
March 25, 2011
China's Soft Power
Writer Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the benefits and limits of China’s use of soft power diplomacy.
China's Soft Power
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
March 08, 2011
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
Outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara calls for Japan to build nuclear weapons to counter a rising China.
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
February 04, 2011
China, Japan Eye Maritime Talks
Will plans for maritime talks between top Chinese and Japanese officials help avoid spats over the Senkaku Islands?
China, Japan Eye Maritime Talks
DPJ Grey at APEC
November 16, 2010
DPJ Grey at APEC
TPP entry placed on back burner as Naoto Kan gets sidetracked by diplomatic disputes at APEC summit.
DPJ Grey at APEC
China Scaring Chinese?
November 15, 2010
China Scaring Chinese?
China’s neighbours aren’t the only ones alarmed by it’s growing diplomatic and military assertiveness.
China Scaring Chinese?
China-Japan Ties Back on Track?
November 14, 2010
China-Japan Ties Back on Track?
Naoto Kan reiterates his ‘firm’ position at a meeting with Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the APEC summit.
China-Japan Ties Back on Track?
China Still Looms Over APEC
November 13, 2010
China Still Looms Over APEC
Despite Japanese efforts, a meeting between Naoto Kan and Hu Jintao looks unlikely today.
China Still Looms Over APEC
Senkaku Tape Leak No Surprise
November 12, 2010
Senkaku Tape Leak No Surprise
The Japanese officer who released the controversial boat crash footage claims it wasn’t confidential – or well-protected.
Senkaku Tape Leak No Surprise
Japan and China’s Masochists
November 11, 2010
Japan and China’s Masochists
Japanese and Chinese nationalists want their countries to look like victims. It’s a poor way to make policy.
Japan and China’s Masochists
November 11, 2010
Will Hu Meet Kan?
The APEC summit would be a good place for the Chinese and Japanese leaders to talk. Will they?
Will Hu Meet Kan?
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