Author profile: Zhiqun Zhu

Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is a professor of political science and international relations at Bucknell University, USA.

Xi and the North Korea Challenge in the Trump Era

Xi and the North Korea Challenge in the Trump Era

The United States and China must jointly address the North Korea challenge, based on the consensus that North Korea is a common security threat and peace is possible.

China’s Deeper Penetration into Africa

China’s Deeper Penetration into Africa

As China inches closer to becoming a global power, the rest of the world, especially critical voices within the US, may need to ask themselves: are we ready?

Reflecting on India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group Bid

Reflecting on India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group Bid

For NSG talks to succeed, China must recognise India’s desire to play a bigger global role and India should resist aligning itself with a US-Japan led Pacific alliance.

Xi Jinping’s UK Visit Raises Questions about How to Deal with a Rising China

Xi Jinping’s UK Visit Raises Questions about How to Deal with a Rising China

President Xi’s active global diplomacy is not so much about what China wants and does, but how the international community responds to the new China

Testing the Waters in the South China Sea

Testing the Waters in the South China Sea

Reactions to US operations in the South China Sea demonstrate that China and the United States seem to have established a working protocol for issues they disagree on

The Japan-China Relationship as a Structural Conflict

The Japan-China Relationship as a Structural Conflict

The already strained relationship between Japan and China has recently faced more challenges and they may benefit from US involvement in the process of regional power transition.

The Korea Crisis and China’s Policy

The Korea Crisis and China’s Policy

China’s mild response to the March 2010 sinking of South Korean navy warship Cheonan has frustrated many people. It has not joined the United States, Japan, and South Korea in openly condemning Pyongyang and threatening punitive measures. What explains China’s fence-sitting on this issue? What is China interest on the Korean peninsula?

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