Chinese Foreign Policy

Title:

 What Type of Great Power Does China Want to Be?

Author:

Robert A Manning

Source:

Yahoo! News

Date:

January 6, 2016 

Description:

For world powers such as the United States, Japan, and their allies, concerns about the rise of China can be traced to one trend: that even as it has integrated itself into the global economy and existing institutions, China has tried to define its role as a major power by creating alternative organizations that challenge the existing regional and global order. A chain of developments in recent months, however —a new Chinese diplomatic activism in the Middle East not least among them — has complicated any judgment of Beijing’s global strategy.

Tags: Commentary, responsible power, foreign policy adjustment , Syria

Title:

 2015: A Year of Flying Colors for Pursuing Major-Country Diplomacy with Distinctive Chinese Features

Author:

Speech by Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Source:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Date:

December 12, 2015 

Description:

On 12 December 2015, Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech entitled 2015: A Year of Flying Colors for Pursuing Major-Country Diplomacy with Distinctive Chinese Features at a symposium on international developments and China's diplomacy in 2015 jointly hosted by China Institute of International Studies and China Foundation for International Studies. The full text of the speech is as follows:

Tags: foreign policy speech, Wang Yi, major country relations, responsible power

Title:

 China and Brunei Decide to Strengthen Maritime Cooperation to Promote Joint Development

Author:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Source:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Date:

 October 11, 2013

Description:

From Oct. 9 to 11, local time, during Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Brunei, the two countries issued the Joint Statement between the People's Republic of China and Brunei Darussalam. The two sides decided to further deepen bilateral relations, and agreed to enhance maritime cooperation to promote joint development.

Tags: South China Sea, Oil and gas, China-Brunei relations

Title:

 2 Chinese commercial planes land at Kagitingan Reef

Author:

Camille Diola

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 January 7, 2016

Description:

MANILA, Philippines — China continued on Wednesday its test flights over the South China Sea, landing two civilian planes on one of its man-made islands built atop of Philippine-claimed maritime feature Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef.

Tags: News, Spratlys, China Test Flights

Title:

 Beijing likely to set its own course in South China Sea dispute with Philippines

Author:

Mark Valencia

Source:

South China Morning Post

Date:

 January 5, 2016

Description:

Last October, in a unanimous decision, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague announced that it has jurisdiction to hear seven of the Philippines’ 15 complaints in the dispute with China over islands in the South China Sea. Thus, the Philippines “won” the first round of its case.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Arbitration

Title:

 Chinese navy now imposing security zone over Spratlys

Author:

Jaime Laude

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

 January 1, 2016

Description:

MANILA, Philippines - China has imposed a security zone over its occupied areas in the disputed Spratlys archipelago in the South China Sea, challenging a Philippine military plane flying a doctor and chaplain to Kalayaan town on Pag-asa Island last Sunday.

Tags: News, Spratlys, Chinese Navy, Security Zone

Title:

 The Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations

Author:

 

Source:

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2648486/PRC-PHL-China-Note-Verbale-2015.pdf

Date:

December 2, 2015

Description:

The Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations and has the honor, with reference to the Note Verbale No. 000840-2015 of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations dated on 2 December 2015.

Title:

 The Diminishing Returns of Ambiguity in the South China Sea

Author:

Ryan Santicola

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

November 3, 2015

Description:

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled that it has jurisdiction over the Philippines’ submission challenging a number of China’s claims in the South China Sea. This judgment is not only procedurally significant, it is also substantively important because it arguably undercuts an important strategic pillar of China’s approach to the disputes in the South China Sea – ambiguity

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Arbitration, The Hague, Permanent Court of Arbitration

Title:

  Maritime Silk Road runs into South China Sea tension

Author:

Suthichai Yoon

Source:

The Nation

Date:

September 24, 2015

Description:

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, declaring open the annual event, cited an old Chinese saying: "When brothers share the same purpose, they will be strong enough to cut through metal." But his six-point proposal failed to address an equally crucial aspect of the ties between China and the 10-member Asean: What happens when brothers share one purpose but disagree on another issue?

Tags: Commentary, Maritime Silk Road, South China Sea, China-ASEAN Relations, 2 + 7 Cooperation, Strategic Distrust

Title:

  Xi in Washington: Outcomes Explained

Authors:

Bill Bishop and Bonnie Glaser

Source:

CSIS, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Date:

September 2015

Description:

Chinese president Xi Jinping landed in Seattle on September 22 for a weeklong trip to the United States that included his first state visit to Washington and an address to the United Nations in New York. In a joint press conference with President Barack Obama following a meeting at the White House, the Chinese leader raised eyebrows by insisting that Beijing does not intend to militarize the features it has artificially built up in the South China Sea. The two presidents also made announcements on cybersecurity and climate change cooperation, along with finalizing annexes to two military agreements.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, Asia Pacific Pivot, China-US Relations, Xi Jinping, Podcast

Title:

  China may fear reputation damage more than military threats over South China Sea

Author:

Ashley Townshend

Source:

The Guardian

Date:

August 29, 2015

Description:

China’s rapid construction of a string of artificial islands in the South China Sea has entered a more troubling phase. According to a major Pentagon report released last week, Beijing is shifting its focus from land reclamation to building deepwater ports, military-grade airstrips and other strategic infrastructure on top of its islands.

Tags: South China Sea, Allies, Reputational Costs, One Belt One Road, Economic Pressure, Militarization, Commenary

Title:

  Xue Li: How China Views the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Author:

Xue Li

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

July 14, 2015

Description:

The Hague finished hearing the Philippines’ oral arguments this week, but as China refuses to participate in the arbitration, the December position paper remains the clearest outline of China’s stance on the case. What are the highlights and features of the document? What was the effect of publicly releasing this document? And what will China’s next step be?

Tags: Commentary, UNCLOS, Arbitration, Dual Track Approach, China’s Position Paper, Contingency