For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Ma Ying-jeou, president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), visited Taiping Island in the South China Sea. His predecessor, Chen Shuibian, also visited the island in 2008.
Press conference with Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Wang.
U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner discussed the American government’s view of Pres. Ma’s trip. He responded to questions at the daily press briefing.
This government white paper was issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2011
The United States Department of Defense published its annual report, "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2014". This report is pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.
Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization," October 14, 2015
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "The Shanghai Cooperation Organization", to explain what the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is and its role in foreign policy today. The piece was written by Eleanor Albert.
The Congressional-Executive Commission offers its annual report on human rights in China and current affairs in regards to rule of law.
This CRS report was written by Wayne M. Morrison, specialist in Asian trade and finance.
Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of the People's Republic of China in Joint Press Conference
Rose Garden 12:22 P.M. EDT
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.