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Chinese writings on international relations in the Asia-Pacific region continue to be the most prolific and informative in comparison to Japanese, Korean, and Russian writings. Despite censorship and huge gaps in the analysis, there is a lot of interesting material. In recent weeks coverage of each of the principal bilateral relations in the region has offered new insights on Chinese debates and on the prospects for cooperation or further tensions. We learn about divisions on whether there should be an alliance with Russia, what should be the balance in relations with North and South Korea, what is the nature of the Japanese challenge to China, how to assess China’s maritime strategy both in historical context and in relation to India’s strategy, and how to interpret the US “rebalancing” toward Asia.

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