The Chinese government reportedly wants Oslo to guarantee that a Chinese dissident would never again win the Nobel Prize as a precondition for re-normalized relations.
For Denny Roy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A recent speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo deepens the view that peaceful coexistence with an authoritarian and increasingly powerful China isn't possible.
The pandemic has been more burden than opportunity for Beijing.
The safety nets that operated in both countries to prevent irretrievable damage to the relationship have rotted away.
When the Chinese Communist Party feels threatened, the world should not expect to see anything other than Beijing utilizing any means possible to reduce that threat.
How did Pyongyang succeed when so many other states have failed to get nuclear missiles?
North Korea's possession of an arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles increasingly looks permanent. The U.S. government will continue to refuse to officially recognize this reality, mostly out of deference to Tokyo. However, the region has settled into a new status quo. Pyongyang's apparent strategy is to ...
Beijing will do anything necessary to pacify "Chinese" territory and doesn't care much what the rest of the world thinks about it.
U.S. freedom of navigation missions in the South China Sea are aimed at preventing Beijing from establishing a sphere of influence.
Chinese allegations that the Abe government is moving toward a militarist foreign policy demonstrate China's inability or unwillingness to acknowledge that current Chinese behavior contributes to the enhancements in Japanese security policy that China wishes to avoid.