AIIB:  A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?
Economy,China
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 29 Jun 2016

AIIB: A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?

Initial worries of clashes between the AIIB and existing Bretton Woods institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have subsided with increasing cooperation among these institutions and adoption of similar governance rules.
How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?
Politics,Economy,Hotspots,China

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 27 Jun 2016

How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe
Politics,Economy,China

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 22 Jun 2016

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe

China’s Real Economic Prowess
Economy,China

China’s Real Economic Prowess

It is ironic that the world’s largest trading nation still needs other countries to judge its trade status, an indication that China has a long way to go to transform its economic prowess into political power. Can China exercise its economic weight to win more political support?
By Yu Zheng - 15 Jun 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Time for Action: Chinese Companies and “One Belt One Road”
Economy,China

Time for Action: Chinese Companies and “One Belt One Road”

The saturated domestic market compels China to export its capabilities to fuel its economic growth. China’s Asian neighbors are facing shortages of capital and technology. By satisfying these needs, China can help its companies to expand overseas and climb up the global industry value chain.
By Xue Gong - 10 Jun 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Propaganda Wars over the South China Sea
Politics,Security,Hotspots,China

Propaganda Wars over the South China Sea

China, the US and their respective supporters are engaged in a propaganda “war” regarding the South China Sea. China has launched a worldwide information campaign that justifies its position. Officials and analysts in the US have seemingly been dragged into the media “gutter” and become involved in a public information campaign of their own.
16+1 Platform: Extent and Limit of China’s Global Influence
Politics,Economy,China

16+1 Platform: Extent and Limit of China’s Global Influence

As President Xi Jinping has recently visited the Czech Republic and his visits to Serbia and Poland are expected in the upcoming weeks, it is the right time to assess the state of the relationship between China and Central and Eastern Europe and the developments within the 16+1 framework.
The Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 and the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,China,Southeast Asia

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 and the South China Sea

In his address to the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter outlined the US concept of a principled security network in the Asia-Pacific. The US sees China’s activities, especially in the South China Sea, as leading it towards raising a “Great Wall of self-isolation.”
China’s Rural Graduates: Urbanization, Employability and Social Mobility
Society,China

China’s Rural Graduates: Urbanization, Employability and Social Mobility

Spatial mobility from home to university and the subsequent mobility from the rural peasant to the urban employee class provide Chinese graduates with experiences of upward social mobility.
By Zhuoyi Wen - 27 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential
Society,Cyberspace,China

China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential

The identity of being fans has become prominent since the 1990s and Chinese fandom has been heavily intertwined with issues including modernity, commercialization, and globalization.
Taiwan’s South China Sea Claim: Entwined with Cross-Strait Relations
Hotspots,China,East Asia

Taiwan’s South China Sea Claim: Entwined with Cross-Strait Relations

Taiwan’s future leaders should not see the South China Sea issue as distinct from China-Taiwan relations. It is the political status of the two governments that underlines Taiwan’s South China Sea contestations.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor One Year On
Economy,China,South Asia

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor One Year On

It has just been over a year since Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his inaugural state visit to Pakistan in April 2015. The Pakistani port of Gwadar will commence full operations by the end of 2016. Gwadar is essential to CPEC as it will connect CPEC with shipping on the Arabian Sea.
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