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.
Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
What the past may offer for breaking the diplomatic impasse over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
An Ominous Pledge
The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute is even more complex because of the way it involves the U.S., and its nuclear guarantees.
Why China is Getting Tough
Worries over domestic unrest and a permissive regional environment are behind China’s recent assertiveness.
Politicizing China-Japan Ties
China sees relations with Japan as a political issue. As a result, conservatives are likely to hold sway over decisions.
A View on Nationalism
Nationalism in Japan is confined mostly to the elites, but is more broad-based in China, says academic Gui Yongtao.
China's Earthquake Response
The reaction to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been mostly sympathetic.
China's Soft Power
Writer Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the benefits and limits of China’s use of soft power diplomacy.
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
Outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara calls for Japan to build nuclear weapons to counter a rising China.
China, Japan Eye Maritime Talks
Will plans for maritime talks between top Chinese and Japanese officials help avoid spats over the Senkaku Islands?
DPJ Grey at APEC
TPP entry placed on back burner as Naoto Kan gets sidetracked by diplomatic disputes at APEC summit.
China Scaring Chinese?
China’s neighbours aren’t the only ones alarmed by it’s growing diplomatic and military assertiveness.