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.
The Wilson Center today announced that Robert Daly will be the Center’s new Director for the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, beginning today.
Top leaders in both China and the US are concerned about the growing strategic rivalry between the two countries. They are conscious of the historical examples, where the clash of interests between rising powers and established powers has precipitated bloody conflicts. They have endorsed the concept of trying to create a new model of major power relations between China and the US that can prevent history from repeating itself. Whether this will be possible remains to be seen
The trial of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese Communist Party official and former member of the ruling Politburo, is attracting the world’s attention with its tales of corruption, sex, murder and political intrigue. But while such details are riveting, they divert attention from the real meaning of the case, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang in The New York Times.
China is rising as a global power, but the position that top foreign policy officials occupy in the Chinese political system is surprisingly far from the center of power, writes Zheng Wang in this op-ed.
Check out KICUS Director, J. Stapleton Roy's presentation on Strategic Challenges for the U.S.-China Relationship at the East-West Center!
Many talk of China "rising." Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a "century of humiliation" -- and not a rise from nothing.
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.
The shadow of the Cold War still looms large over global affairs. Could increasing competition between China and the United States lead us back to another super-power stand-off? China expert Cheng Li discusses the consequences of a downturn in US-China relations.
The Wilson Center’s Asia Program will create an annual lecture series on U.S.-East Asian relations, named after noted diplomatic historian and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nancy Bernkopf Tucker.