Asia’s Future: Become Another Middle East or Avoid South China Sea War

    By Yongnian Zheng Aug. 24, 2016
    Since the announcement of the ruling, all concerned parties are still mulling their next moves. The actions they take will decide which direction Asia heads to: spiral into a Middle Eastern type of crisis, or avoid war and head towards peace and stability.

    Hong Kong’s 2016 Legislative Council Election: Divisions in the Political Landscape

    By Hak Yin Li on Aug. 23, 2016

    China’s Phenomenal Land Prices: SOEs a Contributing Factor

    By Zhihua Zhou on Aug. 19, 2016

    The Diplomatic Recognition of Taiwan

    By Shaohua Hu on Aug. 17, 2016
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Politics,Security,Hotspots

Asia’s Future: Become Another Middle East or Avoid South China Sea War

Since the announcement of the ruling, all concerned parties are still mulling their next moves. The actions they take will decide which direction Asia heads to: spiral into a Middle Eastern type of crisis, or avoid war and head towards peace and stability.
By Yongnian Zheng   |  Aug.24, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,Society,East Asia

Hong Kong’s 2016 Legislative Council Election: Divisions in the Political Landscape

Hong Kong will hold its sixth Legislative Council Election on September 4. The behavior of some democrats, confrontations between the Executive Branch and the LegCo, the Umbrella Movement, violent mass demonstrations, and localism have contributed to increased divisions in Hong Kong politics.
By Hak Yin Li  |  Aug.23, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Security,China,South Asia

The Quetta Massacre and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

On August 8, 2016, over 70 people were killed and more than 120 injured in a suicide bombing in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. As Balochistan is the location of Gwadar Port, the southern terminus of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the massacre highlights the security risks facing CPEC.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Aug.22, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,Economy,China

Creating a South China Common Market to Address Hong Kong and Taiwan Issues

A South China Common Market would not only enhance the international competitiveness of China’s economy, but also create a social and economic environment to solve the Hong Kong and Taiwan issues.
By Yongnian Zheng   |  Aug.18, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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China,East Asia

The Diplomatic Recognition of Taiwan

Currently, 22 and 172 countries recognize Taipei and Beijing, respectively. Since Tsai Ing-wen assumed the presidency in Taiwan, many have wondered what would happen to Taiwan’s relations with its diplomatic allies.
By Shaohua Hu  |  Aug.17, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Hotspots,China

The Hague Ruling: Implications for Maritime Claims and Boundaries in Asia

American allies like Japan have taken strong stands in support of the decision. But belatedly some are realizing that the decision has important potentially negative implications for their own maritime claims and disputes.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Aug.16, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,Security,Hotspots

Chinese and Vietnamese Nationalism and the South China Sea

While hostilities resulting from territorial disputes driven by nationalism and history continue to overshadow the relationship between Vietnam and China, a military conflict is unlikely to occur, unless decision-makers consider the resulting economic, military and political disasters to be bearable.
By Wei Luo  |  Aug.15, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Security,Hotspots,China

Is China Building a Maritime Militia?

There is no secret that all the South China Sea claimant parties view their fishermen as important defenders of their respective claims in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Nonetheless, the securitized fishery discourse is overblown.  
By Hongzhou Zhang   |  Aug.12, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Security,Hotspots,East Asia

THAAD and the Fate of Sino-Korean Relations

South Korea is feeling the heat, not only from the heat waves of summer but also from the heated debates surrounding President Park Geun-hye’s July 8 announcement of the decision to deploy THAAD. The nation has been polarized between those saying “nay” and “aye.”
By Jaewoo Choo  |  Aug.11, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Environment,China

China’s Deadly Floods in 2016: A Stress Test for Government Capacity

In the summer of 2016, China was stricken by devastating floods that affected both the northern and southern parts of the country. Weaknesses in local disaster management departments have been revealed in the various floods-hit areas.
By Gang Chen   |  Aug.10, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...
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Hotspots,China

The South China Sea Award: Paradox of the Historic Argument

International courts and tribunals tend to decline to deal with historic argument. The logic is that sovereignty is the most sacrosanct claim vested upon every nation state, which stipulates that it need not and should not be subordinated to any authorities claiming overlordship, in whatever manifestation, above them.
By Hui-Yi Katherine Tseng  |  Aug.08, 2016  |  0 comments Read more...

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