The summit aimed at addressing several important issues and initiate new plans for the group. Such initiatives included economic ones like forming a group bank, cross-linking of stock exchanges, energy and currency, and political issues involved between the member nations.
When US president Barack Obama announced in Canberra that he was refocusing US military attention in the Asia-Pacific region, he was in effect sounding the bugle cry for a new Cold War – this time with China. Just the other day, Obama urged China to “grow up” and act responsibly on the world stage. In the meanwhile, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday that “outside forces” had no excuse to get involved in a complex dispute over the South China Sea, offering a veiled warning to the United States and others not to stick their noses into the sensitive issue.
In our post US, China and India – The New Cold War we had argued that the global tensions between the two giants US and China had spurred a new cold war in the region. The ramifications on India mandated a foreign policy stance “with or versus China”. The posts were based on the premise [...]
This week, Sino US engagement were in lime light. Will the cold war between the two warm up through this visit? Summit yields gains for both China and U.S. Post Chinese President Hu Jintao‘s just-concluded summit with President Obama was a win both for the Communist Party and for Hu himself, demonstrating once again the [...]
China in News Avoiding a U.S.-China cold war – Henry A. Kissinger, Washington Post: In the American-Chinese relationship, the overriding reality is that neither country will ever be able to dominate the other and that conflict between them would exhaust their societies. Can they find a conceptual framework to express this reality? A concept of [...]
In a recent seminar on Indo US relations the author asked the panel if warmth in Indo US relations was a direct fallout of America’s desire to contain China, the answer was a muddled NO NO. Incidently the next day Times of India carried this story titled ‘US partnering with India to contain China’ claiming that ahead of [...]
The latest round of events of snapping Defence ties based on rejection of Visa to a General has cast a shadow over the uneasy relations between the two Asian Tigers and has started a fresh debate on the Sino Indian relations. The relations between the two neighbours have never been easy at the best of [...]
Afghan President accompanied by his foreign and defence ministers and 20 business persons paid a visit to Beijing to meet with President Hu Zintao of China on 23 Mar.The two presidents have signed agreements on trade and economic co-operation aimed at boosting the war-torn Afghan economy.