Since the 1990s when a Japanese right-wing scholar created the "China Threat" theory, Western scholars have used the theory in analyzing China's rise as a leading player in the international arena. In 2010, the U.S. declared its "return to Asia," balancing power against China in the Asian-Pacific Region. This blog interprets and analyzes news, especially Sino-Japanese, Sino-U.S., and Japanese-U.S. relations in the Asian-Pacific region fairly
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two days (June 7-8, 2013) during the Obama-Xi Summit, a few things might have changed
the world order in the future. Based on the press conferences by Yang Jiechi,
state councilor, and Tom Donilon, national security adviser, respectively, “new
model” relationships of the two great powers made for some potential outcomes
even though no major breakthrough in the Obama-Xi summit was reported.
Source: BBC News (access date: June 19,2013).
model of the two super powers need to be worked out in the future.
Washington will protect its allies, such as Japan and the Philippines which
have territorial disputes with China.
Washington will inform Beijing what are the important issues in the region-- meaning
no shared power with China right now.
Cyber Security from China needs to be worked.
Source: BBC News (access date: June 19, 2013).
New model (mutual respect, win-win approaches, and no confrontation) of the two
great powers, was proposed.
China will seek its territorial integration including the Diaoyu Islands and
the South China Sea.
Beijing wants to cooperate with the U.S. in the world affairs – meaning share
B4. China is also a victim of
the cyber attacks.
Source: USA Today (access date: June 19, 2013).
North Korea must be denuclearized
Keep in touch anytime by any means when there is an emergency
Climate Change needs to be cooperated on between China and the U.S.
Working toward the rules and norms of behavior in cyberspace through dialogue.
The military-to-military relationship needs to exchange deeply while the
political and economic dialogue are going relatively closer.
Source: SwarmPland (access date: June 19, 2013).
changed his foreign policy toward China from Hillary’s “pivot” to Asia, meaning
the “containment” of China, to “rebalancing” China, meaning “engagement” to
recognized that China’s peaceful rise is good for the U.S. and the world.
welcomes the existence of the United States’ involvement in Asia.
United States as the “existing power” must dialogue with China as a “rising
power” in order to avoid the confrontation.
Source: LA Times (access date: June 19,2013).
People might ask a fundamental question -- Why did Obama invite the Chinese leader?
Since the global financial crisis in 2008, some scholars realized that China
would be a superpower very soon. China will overtake American GDP “when the
average Chinese work force produce just one-quarter as much as the average
American worker (Hugh White’s The China
Choice).” It is only taking about 30-years; China became the second
economic superpower after the United States in 2010.
Washington needs to deal with one of the oldest nations which have the longest
history and totally different culture and backgrounds. Even though the U.S. has
experiences to deal with the great power, such the U.S.S.R., the U.K., and
Germany before, China is a fundamentally different superpower. Even though the
United States had directly fought two “wars” (the Korean and Vietnam Wars) with
the Chinese since World War II, Americans have less understood “what is China.”
The Chinese social structure, political governance, and a single party
domination are totally different from America’s. Washington needs to understand
these elements in order to deal with a rising China.
R4: Washington realized that
it is impossible to stop China from becoming a superpower in world affairs; the
“New Rule” of the world order since WWII might be needed.