The South China Sea Dispute: Peering into the Crystal Ball
Security,Hotspots,China
By Yongnian Zheng - 03 May 2016

The South China Sea Dispute: Peering into the Crystal Ball

Is it all gloom and doom in the outlook of the SCS dispute as predicted by some observers? Will China’s engagements with other countries in the SCS escalate into open confrontation or even war?
Five Misconceptions of China’s Domestic and Foreign Policies in the West
Politics,China

By Yongnian Zheng - 26 Apr 2016

Five Misconceptions of China’s Domestic and Foreign Policies in the West

China’s Great Pump Priming
Economy,China

By Ding Lu - 13 Apr 2016

China’s Great Pump Priming

China’s Stock Market Turmoil: A Painful Lesson for Investors and Regulators
Economy,China

China’s Stock Market Turmoil: A Painful Lesson for Investors and Regulators

From June 15, 2015, the stock market plunged from over 5,100 points to less than 3,500 points within 20 days, causing widespread panic in the market and significantly weakening investors’ confidence.
By Jing Wan - 23 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China Facing the Exchange Rate Policy Dilemma
Economy,China

China Facing the Exchange Rate Policy Dilemma

The newly introduced mechanism of setting daily midpoint rates and the public statements by the PBoC and Chinese leaders were inconsistent and confused both domestic and international investors.
By Yuqing Xing - 23 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The Republic of China as the Historic Link in Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations
Society,China

The Republic of China as the Historic Link in Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations

As long as Beijing asserts its policy of “peaceful reunification,” future cross-Strait political negotiations will continue to dwell on the positioning of the Republic of China.
Xi Jinping and His Vision of China
Politics,China

Xi Jinping and His Vision of China

In the 1980s, Xi Jinping was placed as one of the candidates for the future generation of leaders. It is believed that he had already formulated his vision of China when he took over power from Hu Jintao.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Two Years On
Economy,China,South Asia

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Two Years On

In the two years since Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official announcement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor during his state visit to Pakistan on April 20, 2015, the first slate of “early harvest” CPEC projects are poised to be completed.
Yu’e Bao: A Double-Edged Sword for Financial Innovation
Economy,China

Yu’e Bao: A Double-Edged Sword for Financial Innovation

Yu’e Bao is a repository for leftover cash from online spending. The speedy growth of the fund highlights the pervasive role now played by technologies, which at the same time disrupts important erstwhile state-controlled economic pillars such as finance.
The China Factor in Malaysian Politics
China,Southeast Asia

The China Factor in Malaysian Politics

A spat between former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor has drawn China into a political dispute in Malaysia. The spat concerns Forest City, a real estate project constructed jointly by a Chinese developer and a local developer with a stake held by the Sultan.
Chinese Diplomat Wu Jianmin’s Legacy
Politics,Society,China

Chinese Diplomat Wu Jianmin’s Legacy

Wu Jianmin, one of China’s most influential and outspoken diplomats, passed away in a car accident in Wuhan on June 18, 2016. His views on China’s security environment and open opposition to expanding nationalism and populism had made him a controversial figure, winning both acclaim and abuse.
By Xiaoping Wu - 29 Jul 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents
Security,China,East Asia

The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents

Most such encounters are not unintentional or even unexpected. If the US persists in provocative actions despite China’s repeated requests to cease and desist, it must expect to be challenged. And if Japan continues to flaunt its control of the Senkakus, it too invites such challenges.
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