No.42, September/October 2013

China International Studies | 作者: 姜志达 | 时间: 2013-11-11 | 责编: 姜志达
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Stay Committed to the Six-Party Talks for Lasting Peace

Wang Yi 5

The Six-Party Talks are a realistic and effective route to achieve denuclearization and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Six-Party Talks and the 8th anniversary of the 9.19 Joint Statement, all parties must review past lessons and look ahead to the future. This article offers proposals that will help safeguard the peace and stability of Northeast Asia.


Keynote Speech by Mr. Kim Kye Gwan, First Vice Foreign

Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK


In this piece, DPRK First Vice Foreign Minister reviews the success and significance, as well as the lessons and prospects, of the 9.19 Joint Statement. The future of the 9.19 Joint Statement depends on the extent to which its goals can be achieved in a well-balanced manner and whether the guidelines outlined in the Joint Statement can be observed.


China and the United States: Building New Relations

Between Major Powers

Yu Hongjun 16

Questions concerning the “new-type relationship between major powers” are arousing a heated debate and everybody’s deep thinking in the international community today, and therefore they are also topical subjects in earnest studies in foreign affairs authorities of the Chinese Government and among Chinese experts and scholars.


Sino-US Relations and the US Economic and Political Variables

Chen Dongxiao 34

This paper begins with an analysis of the current United States economic readjustment and its development trends and then moves on to examine the possible multi-faceted changes in the Sino-American relationship, many of which depend on Obama’s governance priorities and American popular views of China. This paper also offers some ideas on how to improve the Sino-American relations.


The Changing Global Context of China-EU Relations

Gustaaf Geeraerts 53

The world’s unipolar era is evidently fading and slowly giving way to an international system characterized by multipolarity and diverse layers. This development has far-reaching consequences for the China-EU relationship, even more so because the EU and China have distinctive identities and define their value preferences in different ways.


Energy Security in China-EU Relations: Framing Further

Efforts of Collaboration

Zha Daojiong 70

Energy collaboration between the EU and China is progressively healthily –like a bottle that is more than half full. Now that energy security has been chosen as a subject for dialogue between the two parties, more than half of the success will lie in how to design the topics and how to select the participants.


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:

Origins, Objectives and Impact

Cui Hongjian 100

The TTIP is a product of the current interplay between the European and American economies, as well as changes in world economics and trade. It is expected to have a far-reaching impact on future global economic development and trade. Given the strengthening ties between China and the West, as well as China’s elevated status in global economics and trade, the TTIP will similarly have an enormous impact on China.


The RCEP Initiative and ASEAN “Centrality”

Wang Yuzhu 119

The RCEP is a cooperation framework designed to safeguard ASEAN’s “centrality.” Its objective – which is to promote regional integration by integrating five bilateral FTAs – will not be an easy task. The task will be made even more difficult by the fact that ASEAN does not intend to deviate from its approach of “putting process over progress.”


Surrounding Environment Changes: Challenges to China’s Rise

Gao Cheng 133

Changes in China’s surrounding environment originate from the struc-tural contradictions that are deeply engrained in the region. the chief contradiction lies in the rapid change in the balance of power between China, the United States and China’s surrounding countries. China needs to strategically reposition its relations with extra-regional powers and its neighboring countries in order to reduce the resistance to its rise at the tactical level.


Building Friends Nearby: China’s Economic Relations

with Neighboring Countries

Song Guoyou 152

The economic ties between a rising China and its neighboring countries have expanded, and this expansion now provides China with more diplomatic policy choices to use in its periphery. This paper focuses on the adjustment and application of specific economic policies that China can use in its peripheral diplomacy.