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China’s 3,000-Acre Aircraft Carriers Could Change the Balance of Power in the Pacific

That’s why the United States needs to act now.

China Navy Calls for United States to Reduce Risk of Misunderstandings

China hopes the United States can scale back activities that run the risk of misunderstandings, and respect China's core interests...

Six Questions for Chinese President Xi Jinping

Steven Mufson
Chinese President Xi Jinping does not usually conduct open news conferences, but when in America, do as the Americans do.

China Admonishes Malcolm Turnbull on South China Sea Comments

Fergus Ryan
China hoped Australia would ‘stay committed to not taking sides on issues concerning disputes over sovereignty’.

U.S. to China: Quit Cyber Spying

Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
Xi said China's government does not engage in the theft of commercial secrets and does not support Chinese companies that do so...

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New Chinese Book Says the U.S.-China ‘Feast on Power’ is Winding Down

Yanmei Xie
At a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and China, it comes as little surprise that a new and important book on the bilateral relations, published by a think tank affiliated with the Chinese Foreign Ministry, should have the foreboding...

Satellite Images Suggest China 'Building Third Airstrip' in South China Sea

Katie Hunt
China appears to building a third airstrip in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska Coast

Jeremy Page in Beijing and Gordon Lubold
Chinese naval presence off Alaskan coast appears to be a first.



Parading the People’s Republic

Geremie R. Barmé
In light of the September 3, 2015, mega military parade held at Tiananmen Square in Beijing both to mark the seventieth anniversary of the end of Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 and to acclaim the achievements of Xi Jinping, China’s Chairman of...

As Economy Falters, Military Parade Offers Chance to Burnish China’s Image

Andrew Jacobs
China celebrates a new national holiday to honor the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

How My Presidency Would Deal With China

Marco Rubio
Approaching Beijing on the basis of strength and example, not weakness and appeasement.



How Should the U.S. Conduct the Xi Jinping State Visit?

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Arthur Waldron, Orville Schell, Robert Kapp, Peter Dutton, Perry Link, Sophie Richardson
As tensions increase between China and the United States over the value of the yuan, human rights violations, alleged cyber attacks, and disputed maritime territories, among other issues, how should the Obama administration conduct the upcoming...

China Hits Back at U.S. Criticism over South China Sea ‘Restrictions’

Megha Rajagopalan
Free overflights and navigation doesn't equal foreign warships and jets to violate sovereignty and security, Beijing said. ...

Google Alters Name of Disputed South China Sea Reef

Katie Hunt
Google says it has altered its map of a disputed reef in the South China Sea, removing its Chinese name in favor of what it says is its internationally recognized moniker.

The Philippines Takes China to Court

The Philippines argued at a closed that an international court should intervene in its dispute with China over rights to exploit natural resources and fish in the South China Sea.