Backgrounder posted July 9, 2014
The U.S. Needs an Integrated Approach to Counter China’s Anti-Access/Area Denial Strategy
Over the past decade, China’s neighbors, as well as the United States, have paid increasing attention to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and its developing anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities. Much of the public discussion in the U.S. has been focused on such new weapons as anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs), which have been cited in the U.S.…
Issue Brief posted July 7, 2014
The U.S. Must Fulfill Its Responsibility and Support Democracy in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy and has been for many years. With almost zero tariffs, the city is completely open to international trade, has a small and efficient government with a professional civil service, and a light regulatory regime. Consequently, Hong Kong’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of $36,796 is one of the highest in the world, four…
Backgrounder posted April 24, 2014
A National Strategy for the South China Sea
On December 5, a Chinese warship nearly collided with the USS Cowpens, a guided-missile cruiser operating lawfully in the South China Sea (SCS). This was only the most recent incident highlighting the unsustainable situation in the SCS.
In a throwback to the time of John Selden’s Mare Clausum, China has claimed sovereign rights to the entirety of the SCS within a…
Testimony posted April 9, 2014
Prospects for U.S.-China Space Cooperation
Testimony before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation United States Senate
My name is Dean Cheng. I am the Senior Research Fellow for Chinese political and security affairs at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official position of The Heritage Foundation.
Backgrounder posted March 19, 2014
Taiwan’s Maritime Security: A Critical American Interest
Taiwan’s security is inextricably linked to the sea. Indeed, the island’s economic livelihood, as well as its national security, requires that Taipei secure the surrounding waters and have access to global sea-lanes. Consequently, Taiwan’s ability to field a modern navy is an essential element of its security strategy. The Taiwan Strait is a key international waterway,…
Testimony posted March 13, 2014
A China Focused Policy for Southeast Asia
Testimony before the US-China Economic and Security Review
My name is Walter Lohman. I am Director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own and should not be construed as representing any official position of The Heritage Foundation.
Now and for many decades to come, peace and prosperity in the Western…