Equally alarming has been Beijing’s assertiveness in the East and South China Seas — the hallmark of a rising power — and its threat, real and potential, to freedom of navigation.
Together, the U.S. and China are responsible for 40 percent of global emissions; curbing global warming depends on their determination and action.
The China-U.S. agreement to cut its emissions could galvanize efforts to reach a new global accord against climate change.
When all is said and done, what is this so-called dominance that the United States cherishes, and what use is it to China?
What China wants is to break South Korea away from the U.S., the biggest stumbling block to its rise.
On the issue of the South China Sea, the excessive demonstration of the U.S. military's presence equates to the United States forcing the countries involved to take sides between China and America, which is not what the involved countries hope for, nor is it in accord with the interests of all sides.