As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

    By Mark J. Valencia Jan. 20, 2017
    In the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, advocates of a more aggressive US foreign policy towards China unleashed a barrage of hawkish commentaries and proposals. Most comments focused on China’s behavior in the South China Sea.

    Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?

    By Wei Luo on Jan. 21, 2017

    Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics

    By Dongtao Qi on Jan. 20, 2017

    South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists

    By Abdul Basit on Jan. 19, 2017
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Politics,Hotspots,China

Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?

US President Donald Trump may play the “Russian card” against China like how Nixon played the “Chinese card” against Moscow in 1972. However, the triangular relationship between the US, Russia and China is not necessarily comparable to the one in the 1970s.
By Wei Luo   |  Jan.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,Hotspots,China

As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

In the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, advocates of a more aggressive US foreign policy towards China unleashed a barrage of hawkish commentaries and proposals. Most comments focused on China’s behavior in the South China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Jan.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Economy,China

China’s USD 40 Billion Investment in Nigeria

On January 11, 2017, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi announced that China will be investing an additional USD 40 billion in Nigeria, on top of China’s USD 45 billion in existing investments in the country.  
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Jan.18, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Economy,China

What is the Cause of China’s Capital Flight?

In 2015, China’s capital outflow rose to nearly USD 1 trillion. The exodus of capital continued to surge in 2016, which prompted the government’s efforts in imposing new restrictions on yuan movements.
By Wen Xin Lim   |  Jan.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,Hotspots,China

Tillerson Goes Off Half-Cocked on China

On January 11, 2017, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made several intemperate remarks. Most provocatively he said that China’s access to the features it has built up in the South China Sea is not going to be “allowed.”
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Jan.16, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Economy,China,South Asia

Protest Erupts in Sri Lanka's Hambantota over Chinese Megaproject

A Chinese megaproject in Sri Lanka has encountered violent resistance from angry local residents who fear forced eviction from their land. The protesters are also worried that Hambantota will become a Chinese colony over time.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Jan.13, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,East Asia

Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work

US President-elect Donald Trump might meet Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen on her stopover visit to the US close to his inauguration. It seems that the price of Taiwan is going higher and higher, yet could Trump really get what he wants in the bargain?  
By Yanzhuo Xu   |  Jan.12, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,China

Has Obama Driven Trump into a Conflict with China?

It appears that US President Barack Obama has implemented, or at least has not opposed or sought to block, legislation to birdcage President-elect Donald Trump on future relations with China. He has “arranged” difficulties for Trump’s future attempts to get along with Beijing.
By John F. Copper  |  Jan.11, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Security,Hotspots,China

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Parsing the Legal Aspects

US underwater drones can be categorized as Force Net, Sea Shield, Sea Strike and Sea Base. Force Net includes the missions of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and oceanography. Some may even be weaponized. Thus, it is easy to be uncertain regarding the mission of particular UUVs.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Jan.10, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,China,East Asia

Historical Memories: A Critical Factor in China’s Japan Policy

The Chinese consciousness of the historical memories of Japan’s wartime aggression have trumped China’s “new thinking” on Japan in the present time. China’s historical consciousness hence makes Beijing’s Japan policy highly constrained, leaving less room for reconciliation between the two countries.
By Amrita Jash  |  Jan.09, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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