Is China’s Charm Offensive Dead?

Bonnie Glaser & Deep PalThe following article appeared on China brief on July 31, 2014A series of seemingly unprovoked actions in the South and East China Sea has been described as an abandonment of the “second charm offensive” launched last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping. However, China has continued to pursue economic and diplomatic... Continue Reading →

How China May Still Win Despite Pulling Out its Rig

Deep Pal The following article appeared on cogitASIA on July 23, 2014 China’s decision to pull out deep water rig HYSY 981 from Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone last week was as sudden as the decision to deploy it near the Paracel Islands in the first place. The owner of the rig, China National Offshore Oil Corporation... Continue Reading →

China’s Periphery Diplomacy Initiative: Implications for China Neighbors and the United States

Bonnie Glaser  & Deep PalAll eyes are on the Central Committee’s Third Plenum scheduled to open in Beijing on November 9 for details about China’s economic reforms.  As attention focuses on domestic economic development, however, Chinese foreign policy also deserves notice.  China’s president and premier have recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the neighborhood... Continue Reading →

A Code of Conduct for the South China Sea?

Deep Pal The following article appeared on The Diplomat on September 25, 2013 A series of high-level ASEAN meetings culminated in Suzhou, China on September 15, when senior officials from the forum for the first time met to formally discuss the possibility of a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea. According to the... Continue Reading →

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