Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership
Economy,China,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 May 2017

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.
The Maritime Silk Road in World History
Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 03 May 2017

The Maritime Silk Road in World History

Harmony in a World of Contradictions
Society,China

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 25 Apr 2017

Harmony in a World of Contradictions

Does a “Rising China” Pose a Threat to the US and the Region?
Politics,China

Does a “Rising China” Pose a Threat to the US and the Region?

The greatest concern stems from China’s potential hegemonic status in the world and “the ideological incompatibility of China with the Western value system.” However, the only aspect which can be considered a threat is when there are challenges to China’s core national interests.
China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes
Society,China

China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes

China has achieved urbanization in about 30 years, a process that took the West more than a century. However, if we look closely, the journey has been perilous and quality has suffered, not to mention there are many uncertainties that abound in the urban landscape.
Conceptualizing the Belt and Road Initiative as an International Regime
Economy,China

Conceptualizing the Belt and Road Initiative as an International Regime

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his visits to Central and Southeast Asia in 2013, unveiled the goals of building the Belt and Road to be policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and people-to-people bonds.
China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong
Politics,Hotspots,China

China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong

Contrary to the dominant views that picture the China-Russia strategic partnership as shaky and unsustainable, the two countries have created strong institutional foundations, and only minor steps are necessary for a formal and functioning military alliance to materialize.
King Salman’s Visit Deepens Sino-Saudi Cooperation
Economy,China

King Salman’s Visit Deepens Sino-Saudi Cooperation

During King Salman’s visit to Beijing, a major Sino-Saudi investment agreement worth an estimated USD 65 billion was signed and it included “a plan for the kingdom to participate in China’s Chang’e-4 moon mission and a partnership agreement for manufacturing drones.”
Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China
Economy,China

Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China

Chinese governmental policies and actions facilitated the development of the VC market in order to encourage innovation and technological development, and to stimulate structural reforms of the economy.
By Lin Lin - 20 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Industrial Policy and its European Business Partners
Economy,China

China’s Industrial Policy and its European Business Partners

A recent blog article in the Wall Street Journal reports the views of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China that China’s latest industrial policy is a waste of the country’s resources and a challenge to the members of the Chamber.
Governing Shanghai: The International Regimes Dimension
Society,China

Governing Shanghai: The International Regimes Dimension

International governance is a rising mainstream school of thought, which may replace realism/neo-realism and others as the primary paradigm in the study of international society. One of the best governance tools in our anarchic world is the international regime.
Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China
Society,China

Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China

This initiative transfers previous state in-house production to government purchase-of-services, and enables social organizations to produce and deliver social services in several projects. In China, project-based and post-based purchases are two typical models.
By Zhuoyi Wen - 09 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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