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Foreign Policy International Relations

The thing about Sino-Japanese relations

“Many Chinese consider the greatest humiliation during the century of humiliation to be China’s defeat by Japan, a former tributary and vassal state.”

—Zheng Wang, Never Forget National Humiliation, p. 54

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International Relations Politics

READ: The United States National Military Strategy (2015)

On July 1st, the United States government, through its Joint Chiefs of Staff released a new military document (a ‘white paper’), titled, “The United States Military’s Contribution to National Security.” This short document outlines the U.S.’ military outlook, what it considers threats and challenges, and what can be done to face them.

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International Relations

What are the Chinese’s opinion of their Southeast Asian neighbors? [Quora]

I saw this interesting question on the website Quora, and I decided to answer the question myself. Here is my take.

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International Relations

If China replaces USA as the next global superpower, will Mandarin be the next lingua franca? [Quora]

I saw this interesting question on the website Quora, and I decided to answer the question myself. Here is my take.

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International Relations

Can these two powers co-reign Asia?

Earlier this morning I saw this very interesting post at CSIS’ blog, regarding the Sino-Indonesian relations. The writing circulates last month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at Bali. The summit was interesting for both countries: for China, since it becomes the prima donna of the conference, by the presence of President Xi Jinping and notable absence of President Barack Obama; and for Indonesia, for the success of the conference.