From the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, a special issue on Understanding Chinese–African Interactions in Africa. How “rogue” is China’s aid? Cullen S. Hendrix and Marcus Noland on how China is hardly unique in shaping its foreign policy around natural resource needs. Ali Wyne on 5 reasons China has no friends. Minxin Pei on how China and America see each other — and why they are on a collision course. Robert Farley on Asia's greatest fear: A U.S.-China war. The introduction to Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century by James Steinberg and Michael E. O'Hanlon. David An (George Washington): The Enemy of My Enemy: Ideas and Information in Strategic Triangles. M. Taylor Fravel (MIT): Things Fall Apart: Maritime Disputes and China's Regional Diplomacy. Bernard D. Cole on the history of the twenty-first-century Chinese navy. Xiaoyu Pu (Nevada) and Randall Schweller (OSU): Status Signaling, Multiple Audiences, and China's Blue-Water Naval Ambition. Hans-Dieter Evers (Bonn): Understanding the South China Sea: An Explorative Cultural Analysis. Hans-Dieter Evers (Bonn): Governing Maritime Space: The South China Sea as a Mediterranean Cultural Area. Peter A. Dutton on China's maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas. Eric Posner on how China can sink all the boats in the South China Sea: International law won’t stop big countries from bullying littler ones. “Today's Hong Kong, Tomorrow's Taiwan”: Grace Tsoi on emerging solidarity between Hong Kong and Taiwan activists promises more headaches for Beijing. The Black Iron Cage: Albert Wu on Taiwanese protesters in an age of global unrest.