Many say that the United States-China relationship is the most important in the world. While others may dispute this, few if any would question the assertion that the relationship is the predominant factor in Asian power interactions. All Asian capitals keep a very close eye on bilateral dealings between these two giants, in particular to see how they will affect their own relations with them.
The Kissinger Institute is dedicated to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger's legacy and vision of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. It will promote greater awareness of the relationship as well as its impact on both countries and the world.
Public Policy Scholar Zheng Wang explains the system for selecting the Chinese leadership called “gedai zhidin” and how it points to Hu Chunhua as the next leader of the Chinese Communist Party after Xi Jinping.
Since the crisis over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in September 2012, the area around these tiny islands has become a zone of tension with high probability of an accident and subsequent conflict. Global Fellow Zheng Wang details his proposal to avoid both.
Few would question the assertion that the U.S.-China relationship is the predominant factor in Asian power interactions. All Asian capitals keep a very close eye on bilateral dealings between these two giants, in particular to see how they will affect their own relations with them.
Both Washington and Beijing consider good bilateral relations of vital importance. But their growing strategic rivalry has the potential to evolve into mutual antagonism. The hard reality is that China and the United States will not be able to lessen strategic mistrust unless and until they are prepared to address a central question: is there an array of military deployments and normal operations that will permit China to defend its core interests while allowing America to continue fully to meet its defense responsibilities in the region and protect vital U.S. interests?
Kissinger Institute Director Stapleton Roy discusses top priorities in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship, from cooperation toward reversing the global financial crisis to addressing climate change.
A recent survey of Chinese and Japanese citizens views of each other’s countries found that 92.8 percent of Chinese respondents hold unfavorable views of Japan, a startling 28 percent rise from the year before. Similarly, 90.1 percent of respondents in Japan had an unfavorable or relatively unfavorable view of China, compared with 84.3 percent last year. For both countries, these figures were higher than in the previous nine annual surveys conducted.