On March 28, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced its Internet Domain Name Management Rules (Opinion-Seeking Revision Draft), and officially solicited opinions from the public. The overseas media had a field day over this announcement.
China’s non-participation policy in the South China Sea arbitration case goes against its own national interests, as there are probably better ways to deal with the difficulties that China is facing in the South China Sea disputes.
Regional transportation networks constructed by China will contribute significantly to its leadership in Asia. Transportation networks will provide China with new and diversified supply lines and consumer markets, helping it to spread its regional economic influence.
The US has misjudged China, its intention and its role. It based its judgement on its own historical experience as an expansionistic empire and its deeply rooted great power ideology, and not on China’s diplomatic performance in the region.
The Brussels attack and last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris have the potential to sway the shocked governments of Western Europe to offer greater support for China’s ongoing struggle against Uighur jihadists in Xinjiang.
Although economic deceleration is expected and is not necessarily a terrible outcome for China, concerns over the transition are warranted. Indeed, the economy is facing numerous constraints, domestically and externally.