Author, commentator and Newsweek columnist Gordon G. Chang debates NYU School of Law professor and Council on Foreign Relations adjunct senior fellow Jerome Cohen.
The quandary of Taiwan, a pivotal issue for U.S.-China relations, calls for caution and nuance, not recklessness.
The Senkaku islands are little more than a string of large rocks—but they could provoke history's next great conflict.
The country's pacifist constitution has long prevented governments from attaining carriers.
"We will take all necessary means to safeguard our rights and interests," said a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman.
The 360-foot-long Shang-class submarine can carry torpedoes and ship-to-ship missiles with a maximum firing range of 25 miles.
Search and rescue efforts were hampered by toxic fumes fueled by the burning cargo.
The Chinese navy closes off 15,000 square miles in the East China Sea to perform live-fire drills as the U.S.-North Korea rivalry escalates.
"To beef up military alliances targeted at a third party is not conducive to maintaining common security in the region," President Xi Jinping said in a speech
The U.S. made a rare foray into the East China Sea, drawing attention to the wide gap between American military abilities and those of China.