Category Archive: China

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 9 By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) anticipates that future warfare will be… Continue reading

Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force

Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force Publication: China Brief By: Dennis J. Blasko The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Chinese internet sources showed photos of a ceremony in the (former) 13th… Continue reading

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was deeply influenced by landscape artists from the Middle… Continue reading

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan?

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan? Galina Zobova, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is… Continue reading

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political and military elites in North Korea continue to… Continue reading

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges Publication: China Brief By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation In a system where ministers are incentivized to report only good news, China’s Minister of Education public censure of… Continue reading

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 6 By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation In early April, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made waves by promising to improve… Continue reading

Tensho Shubun and Japanese Art: High Culture of China and Zen Buddhist Priest

Tensho Shubun and Japanese Art: High Culture of China and Zen Buddhist Priest Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on Japanese high culture and this enabled… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan called for the need to… Continue reading

Tanomura Chikuden and Art of Japan: Bunjin-ga, China, and Confucianism

Tanomura Chikuden and Art of Japan: Bunjin-ga, China, and Confucianism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) graced the world of Japanese art because he flowed naturally within the world of… Continue reading

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China Publication: China Brief By: Darcie Draudt The Jamestown Foundation The South Korean presidency was scheduled to change hands later this year, but Park Geun-hye’s official removal… Continue reading

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure?

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure? Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump is rethinking… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), resided in the world of… Continue reading

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors… Continue reading

Baku-Beijing Relations and China’s Growing Interest in the South Caucasus

Baku-Beijing Relations and China’s Growing Interest in the South Caucasus Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fuad Shahbazov The Jamestown Foundation This past January, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended a session on “The Silk… Continue reading

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that President Donald Trump is offering economic inducements for China… Continue reading

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea Ri Kuk-Chol, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The leadership of North Korea is predictable… Continue reading

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russia’s Far East, Arctic

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russia’s Far East, Arctic Publication: Eurasia Daily By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Since 2001, Russian-Chinese relations have been largely grounded in security issues, both military and… Continue reading

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington Publication: China Brief By: Lauren Dickey The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Hong Kong authorities seized nine Singaporean Terrex infantry carrier vehicles en route home… Continue reading

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with… Continue reading

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 1 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation Sino-Indian relations are likely to become strained in early 2017. The… Continue reading

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is increasingly focused on major… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence?

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the… Continue reading

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On Sawako Uchida, Ri Kuk-Chol, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is trying to quell… Continue reading

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Derek Grossman The Jamestown Foundation China’s expanding military presence in the South China Sea has prompted… Continue reading

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Chris Zambelis The Jamestown Foundation While the wider Middle East remains convulsed by conflict and… Continue reading

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: a Case Study of Lufeng

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: a Case Study of Lufeng Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 2 By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation East Asia is in the midst of an… Continue reading

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization Publication: China Brief By: Oriana Skylar Mastro The Jamestown Foundation Between September 14–27, the United States and India conducted a joint military training exercise in Uttarakhand,… Continue reading

Carrier Operations on Display in the Bohai Gulf

Carrier Operations on Display in the Bohai Gulf By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation On December 15, the Chinese Navy put its first carrier, the Liaoning, through its paces in the Bohai gulf… Continue reading

Democratic Taiwan needs International Support: China and Taiwan need a Fresh Approach

Democratic Taiwan needs International Support: China and Taiwan need a Fresh Approach Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Democratic Taiwan should be a role model to be lauded; therefore, it… Continue reading

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will visit Japan in… Continue reading

America, China, and Taiwan: Democracy or the Continuation of the one-China Policy?

America, China, and Taiwan: Democracy or the Continuation of the one-China Policy? Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, is adamant that he isn’t beholden… Continue reading