ASIA & PACIFIC

A New Chapter in China-Japan Relations Can Drive Asian Integration

President Xi Jinping’s attendance to the G20 Osaka Summit, also marks a new dawn of opportunity for China-Japan relations....

【High-level Interview】Siwage Dharma Negara: China and Indonesia Can Consider Aligning the B&R Initiative and GMA Plan

“ I originally thought that the initiative was limited to economic aspects. However, after gaining a deeper understanding about this initiative, I found that the Belt and Road will not only bring new momentum for global economic growth, but also promote the adjustment of globalization in time.”

What will China-U.S. Relations Look Be Like in the Next 40 Years?

On June 2, 2019, the State Council Information Office issued a white paper to provide acomprehensive picture of the China-U.S. economic and trade consultations, present China’s policy position on these consultations, and criticize the U.S. unilateralismand protectionism as well as its backtracking on Sino-U.S. trade talks. The escalating economic and trade frictions and the recent crackdown by the U.S. on Chinese enterprises have brought unprecedented challenges to China and the U.S. 2019 mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, but also a crucial year in dealing with China-U.S. trade. Can China and the U.S., two major countries that have gone through 40 years of ups and downs together, weather the impact of a trade war? How do we view current China-U.S. relations? In the next 40 years, what will China-U.S. relations be like? New Problems in China-US Relations After U.S. President Donald Trump took office in 2017, China-U.S. relations faced many uncertainties. At the end of 2017, the White House released its first National Security Strategy Report since Trump assumed office. The report mentions China 33 times, arguing that China is a revisionist power and an adversary of the U.S. In 2018, the US provoked the largest ever trade war against China, and it toughened its stance on the Taiwan issue. “I think […]

China and Russia in Central Asia: Is Cooperation Possible and in What Areas?

Central Asia (CA), located in the center of the Eurasian continent, is a potential transport bridge between Europea and the dynamic Southeast Asia. First of all, the potential of this region is associated with the development of its transit capabilities and its implementation can give a serious impetus to the development of CA states suffering from the land-locked geographic location, the economic crisis, weak economic diversification, and an outdated technological base. Russia traditionally plays an important role in the development of this region, historically, economically and politically associated with most of the states of this region, especially with the former Soviet republics of CA (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan), and China, which is interested in ensuring the transportation of goods to Europe and ready to make significant investments to create the necessary infrastructure for this under the initiative of the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB). Security Issue However, we should not forget that the practical implementation of these projects requires ensuring security in this region, especially given its geographical proximity to the states of the Middle East and Afghanistan. Threats to security in this region are mainly transboundary in nature, and the efforts of the states of the region themselves are not enough to overcome them. They need the help of external players to overcome the identified challenges and […]