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This July 24, 2005, photo shows the meeting place of the 4th round of the 6-party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

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Journal Article - Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Culture of China's Mediation in Regional and International Affairs

| October 2010

Currently there seems to be an increasing interest in and demand for China's mediation in resolving conflict. To certain extent, such a phenomenon is associated with China's re-emerging power. But more importantly, it is probably the style and skills of China's mediation that matter, which represents the emerging of a unique mediation culture, with China being its messenger. The paper examines key elements of such a mediation culture, using examples of China's mediation in regional and international affairs. The shaping of such a culture offers good lessons for mediators around the world who strive for effective conflict resolution.

File photo of Boeing model planes. China on 31 Jan. 2010 stepped up censure of planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan amid calls for boycotts of Boeing and other U.S. firms involved in the sales.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

US and China Need Not Bare Teeth

| February 22, 2010

"Arms for Taiwan will not fuel peace across the Taiwan Strait, Obama's shaking hands with Dalai Lama will not reconcile him with Beijing, the US trade deficit will not be reversed by pressing and provoking China. Damaged bilateral relations will also poison the dynamics for cooperation on important global issues, such as climate change, nuclear weapons non-proliferation, and economic recovery."

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, left, and Chinese Gen. Ma Xiaotian, right, talk during a meeting in Beijing, Sep. 29, 2009. They met about North Korea amid signs Pyongyang may be willing to restart talks on its nuclear programs.

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Journal Article - Asian Affairs: An American Review

The Art of China's Mediation during the Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

| Summer 2009

Mediating regional conflict in Asia is a delicate art. It requires an acute understanding of the unique mediation culture in the region. China's mediation in the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula reveals key elements of this art and offers useful lessons. China's experience illustrates that an influential but neutral and harmony-oriented mediator is critical in the Asian context.

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan delivers opening remarks at the first joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, July 27, 2009.

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Analysis & Opinions - Christian Science Monitor

Confucius Could Help Relations Between US, China

| August 14, 2009

"To use the middle way essentially means that Washington and Beijing should not be too optimistic, or even too pessimistic, about their relations. Nor should they overestimate their joint capacity in shaping the world order. Instead, they should value collaboration, but also prepare for deviations. The guiding principle of this middle way is to always solve problems in a peaceful, mutually respectful, and pragmatic manner."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing, Feb. 21, 2009. Clinton and Chinese officials agreed to focus their governments' efforts on stabilizing the global economy and combating climate change.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

Pursuing the Spirit of Niu

| March 2, 2009

"A trade war between two of the largest economies will only lead to an accelerated deterioration of the global economic situation. Trade has played a significant role in world economic growth. It accounted for 23 percent of the global economy in 1998 and has skyrocketed to 32 percent today. To revive an economy in which trust and credit have collapsed, rebuilding confidence and letting international trade flow are key. No wonder Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain urged keeping global free trade alive to weather the stumbling global economy."

A Chinese woman reads a newspaper with the report on U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration in Shanghai, 22 Jan. 2009. China hopes to deepen ties with the U.S. under the new administration, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

Fresh Hope for US-China Cooperation

| January 26, 2009

"No matter what change the new administration will bring about, there are some immutable factors in US-Chinese relations. First is mutual dependence; bilateral trade is a good example. China and the United States have become each other's second largest trade partner. In recent years, the US rate of investment in China remains higher than the average US rate elsewhere abroad. The second factor is mutual interest. There are many US foreign policy priorities — be it North Korean and Iranian nuclear issues or the financial crisis and climate change — that need China's partnership."

Saeed Jalili, 2nd right, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, & Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan, 2nd left, in Beijing, 18 Jan 2008. China, under U.S. pressure to back new sanctions on Iran, urged Iran to further engage w/ the international community

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Analysis & Opinions - The Providence Journal

Engage China in Nuclear-Proliferation Issue

| October 27, 2008

"Because of its perceived balanced stance on North Korea and Iran, China occupies the formidable middle ground and could play a constructive role in facilitating a solution that avoids full-scale crisis. The United States should encourage China to continue its constructive intervention: no nuclear-weapons program, no escalating confrontations, but continued, flexible dialogue....The United States can facilitate China’s efforts on regional arms control and security by maintaining consistent standards. Supporting nuclear trade with India, which stands outside of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, blurs those standards...."

People chant slogans in support of China and the Olympic Games, after the dawn flag raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Aug. 8, 2008.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

China's Winning Olympic Spirit

| September 1, 2008

"...The "one world, one dream" ideal even transcended Chinese nationalism when some globetrotting Chinese coaches led foreign teams in the Games. Indeed, many Chinese felt proud of the Chinese gymnastics coach of US gold medalist Shawn Johnson and the Chinese coach of the US silver-winning women's volleyball team. One dream for the world's celebration of sports does not sound like such an empty slogan in such cases...."

Paper - Korea Economic Institute

Denuclearization of the DPRK—A Role for the United Nations?

| July 2008

"The denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to be a source of considerable international concern. Yet, no coherent international framework has emerged to deal with this challenge in parallel with the regional mechanism of the six-party talks. With the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference set for 2010, appropriately addressing the DPRK nuclear issue is being identified as essential to maintaining the strength of the NPT. Can the United Nations (UN) afford to take a back seat in attempts at resolution?This article examines the potential of, and prospects for, an active UN role in facilitating Pyongyang's denuclearization process. Anne Wu's paper examines the potential of, and prospects for, an active UN role in facilitating Pyongyang's denuclearization process."