December 21, 2012
How Beijing Sees Abe's Return
In condemning Shinzo Abe’s return as Japan’s prime minister, China inadvertently shows why it might be a good thing.
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.
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.
September 01, 2011
Why China is Getting Tough
Worries over domestic unrest and a permissive regional environment are behind China’s recent assertiveness.
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.
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.
March 29, 2011
China's Earthquake Response
The reaction to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been mostly sympathetic.
March 25, 2011
China's Soft Power
Writer Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the benefits and limits of China’s use of soft power diplomacy.
March 08, 2011
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
Outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara calls for Japan to build nuclear weapons to counter a rising China.
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?
November 16, 2010
DPJ Grey at APEC
TPP entry placed on back burner as Naoto Kan gets sidetracked by diplomatic disputes at APEC summit.
November 15, 2010
China Scaring Chinese?
China’s neighbours aren’t the only ones alarmed by it’s growing diplomatic and military assertiveness.