Commentary

FPI Analysis: America’s Stabilizing Role in the South China Sea Conflict

  • Tue, 09/04/2012 - 19:51

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels through the Asia-Pacific region for a series of high-level meetings, tensions over the South China Sea, as well as other territorial and maritime disputes, remain a major topic of discussion.

Wanted: a European China policy

  • Tue, 09/04/2012 - 19:08

There has never been a time when it mattered more for the European Union to be able to speak firmly, coherently, and constructively to China.

China Is in Chaos These Days

  • Thu, 07/12/2012 - 22:02

A former aide to an ousted top Chinese official writes about the confusion over the power structure under the Chinese Communist Party.

Sceptics may scoff, but building trust with China is crucial

  • Wed, 07/11/2012 - 20:58

Can political trust exist between Australia and China? I've heard several sceptical comments since publishing a Lowy Institute Policy Brief about Australia-China relations.

Beijing Stirs Ethnic Hatred in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:50

Three years after riots in Urumqi, China continues to tighten controls.

China’s war drums

  • Mon, 07/02/2012 - 17:16

There is a serious advocacy in China by influential persons, institutions and publications to wage war against the Philippines.

Why China is no longer predictable

  • Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:00

The United States has had it easy over the past third of a century in regards to China.

China shows the world its vicious economics

  • Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

China spent the best part of the last two decades sweet-talking the world about its intentions. Its rise supposedly is peaceful for investment and trade, and a concomitant military buildup is only for defense.

China’s expanding core is worrying its Asian neighbors

  • Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00

China is now engaged in bitter disputes with the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, both located far beyond China’s 300-kilometer-wide territorial waters in the South China Sea.

China’s expansive territorial claims

  • Mon, 05/28/2012 - 22:46

Given its mushrooming military budget and secretiveness, its assertiveness has set off alarm bells among the other countries bordering the South China Sea

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