China’s sympathetic response toward the Paris attacks is tempered by its reluctance to engage more closely in Middle Eastern affairs, but longer-term political and economic considerations may complicate its policy of noninvolvement.
U.S.-China Educational Relations and Academic Freedom was presented for the record to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs' (HCFA) Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on June 25, 2015.
In Japan and China, resurgent nationalism has reinforced the political importance of the region’s most powerful nation-states, fed international tensions in the region, and created additional challenges for U.S. policy.
China and Russia demonstrate a growing affinity in their national interests and diplomatic styles. Americans have often dismissed Chinese and Russian international ventures with broad attacks understood by Chinese and Russians as cultural condescension and used by their presidents to consolidate domestic support. The United States would engage China and Russia more effectively by focusing debate on specific policy issues and omitting more general criticism.