China Policy Institute Blog

Sir David Warren on Japan/China relations

Sir David Warren is the recent former British Ambassador to Japan (2008-12). Here is the video of a talk he gave at Nottingham last week.

Ma’s Peace Initiative and Taiwan’s Diaoyutai Debate

By Michal Thim. The ROC (hereafter Taiwan) President Ma Ying-jeou’s East China Sea Peace Initiative came at time of heightened tensions between Japan and the PRC (hereafter China), and to a certain extent also between Taiwan and Japan. It was announced on August 5, 2012 and implementation guidelines were subsequently released on September 6 on the occasion …

Stranded on the Islands: Why China and Japan’s Clash over Maritime Claims Is a Problem, But a Soluble One

By Kerry Brown. Here is the quandary. Two major economies on which the world depends for future stability and growth have had a difficult history with each other and tetchy political relations. Add to this that they are both politically and socially cultures that have huge issues with public face and reputation, in which backing …

China-Japan special issue

In a region characterized by economic dynamism and strategic complexity, relations between Northeast Asia’s two economic giants are more fraught with tensions and contradictions than any other dyad. Economic complementarities have succeeded in muting historical distrust to a point, but the evolving Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute, in addition to the real danger of strategic missteps, reveals intense, longstanding …