As China enlarges policy interest and strategic power in the South Pacific, China is playing an active role in the area, which gives rise to America’s concern. China and America are in a gaming situation of soft balance, and such a trend of soft balance, for a long time, will play a dominant role in the further development. In the future, China should focus on cooperation, not directly challenge Americas leading status and maintain the present gaming situation as well as promote regional strategy at a steady pace. This paper explores situation, motivation and strategic means of the game between China and America in the south pacific, which will not only enrich the perception about the definition of soft balance, but also contribute to China’s practice of strategy in the South Pacific region.
In recent years, remote sensing evidence is more frequently used in maritime disputes, which demonstrates evidence value in aspects of land use/landcover, land change and status of maritime feature. However, the remote sensing evidence is still under suspicion concerning issues like human error in the production of images and the scope for manipulation in experts’ interpretation. In one word, remote sensing evidence may be concerned potential doubt on its neutrality and reliability by dispute settlement body. Comparing with the development tendency of remote sensing technology, the paper reviews the criterion for evidence of maritime territory dispute. It concludes that with development of remote sensing technology, difficulties to choose and interpret remote sensing data reduce while the objectivity of interpretation improves, and the remote sensing data will gain more weight as evidence at the same time.
We maintain or enhance our selfesteem by maximizing differences between our group and other groups on dimensions that positively reflect traits of our group. It appears that the more we identify with our group, the more likely we are to discriminate against outgroups. Chinas “nonArctic states” identity leads to the discrimination by Arctic States. Chinese representatives has emphasized that China is a major stakeholder in the Arctic at Arctic Circle Assembly, 2015. It will be more beneficial to strengthen cooperation if we view all participants as “Arctic Stakeholders”. The construction of identity consists of internal construction and external recognition. China conforms to standards of “Arctic Stakeholders”, and China is trying to gain more external recognition. Furthermore, China also needs to play the role of a responsible Arctic Stakeholder.