A continually rising and more assertive China presents both risks and opportunities for the international community. The United States and Japan approach China policy issues with many common views but often different priorities or diplomatic tools.
As China’s influence grows, Europe starts to have an increasing quest for reciprocity and is turning to realist engagement with China.
Decades of concerted effort between the United States and Japan has brought about a remarkable level of reconciliation, not only providing significant strategic benefit to both nations, but also contributing to the peace and stability of the international community.
The internationalization of China, and of its companies in particular, is one of the most important phenomena of the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Party leaders have been aware that the Chinese people increasingly demand not only economic prosperity but also social gains. It remains a question whether they will successfully meet these demands while doubling down on Leninist political principles.
While a more liberal China may be more desirable, liberalization could hurt rather than help China’s battle against debt.
China’s growth miracle has already run out of steam. It is only by allowing debt to surge that the country is able to meet its GDP targets.
Dialogue in various formats—bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral—will not eliminate some fundamentally conflicting views and the misalignment of perceived national interests among China, Japan, and the United States, but it can help to reduce the risk and the cost of ill-advised defense investments.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia will focus on reinforcing U.S. alliances and advancing economic objectives. Trump should also use his Asia trip to seize historic opportunities for the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.
It is critical for South Korea to undertake structural military reforms and create a new bipartisan national security paradigm.
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