China's rapid polar expansion is part of its expanding maritime interests and reflects Beijing’s desire to be a maritime, and polar, great power with a voice in the formation of any future governance norms, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.
The region’s countries have different visions of what they want to be. Can they work together to achieve them?
On Monday, the United States Attorney General Eric Holder accused China of hacking American industrial giants such as U.S. Steel and Westinghouse Electric, making unprecedented criminal charges of cyper-espionage against Chinese military officials. Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly offers his thoughts on the effectiveness of the U.S. response. (Originally posted on the Asia Society's China File).
In 1972, President Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit the People's Republic of China. Forty years later, the impact of that historic trip is still evident, as the U.S.-China relationship extends to economics, security, and climate. “The relationship we have now with China is the most important one we have in the world,” said Douglas Spelman, deputy director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He predicts the many positives of bilateral cooperation will outweigh the negatives of such historically contentious issues as human rights, Taiwan, and religious freedom.
Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy provides a governmental and private-sector overview of the complex dynamics of competition and cooperation behind U.S. and Chinese national efforts to develop their solar, wind, and other alternative energy industries. It assesses systemic differences in clean energy policy between the United States and China and identifies areas of congruence as well as disparity.
Stapleton Roy, Director of the Kissinger Institute, presented the Woodrow Wilson Awards to Chief Justice Andrew Li, for Public Service, and to Dr. Victor Fung, Chairman of Li and Fung Group, for Corporate Citizenship.
Will a rising China be a threat to its neighbors, like Germany in 1914? Or a benign power that will exercise influence through peaceful means, as China is purported to have done in its imperial past? Or is China’s rise an unprecedented event to which no historical analogies apply? How China’s story is told, and who tells it, has deep repercussions for U.S.-China relations.
J. Stapleton Roy, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute; Yafeng Xia, Associate Professor of History at Long Island University in New York.