China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast  Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Economy,China,Southeast Asia
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 29 Mar 2016

China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects

In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, both of which constitute the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) development framework.
Has China's Institutionalization Failed?
Politics,China

By Yongnian Zheng - 29 Mar 2016

Has China's Institutionalization Failed?

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?
Economy,Society,China

By Zhihua Zhou - 29 Mar 2016

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?

Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity  Agreement with Barack Obama
Cyberspace,China

Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity Agreement with Barack Obama

Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement with US President Barack Obama in September 2015 to curb “cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property.”
America’s Dangerous Strategic Probes in the South China Sea
Security,China

America’s Dangerous Strategic Probes in the South China Sea

The US is using a steady progression of small, incremental steps to impose costs on China while avoiding an escalation to military conflict.
By Bo Hu - 28 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The AIIB through the Lens of the ADB
Economy,China

The AIIB through the Lens of the ADB

How does the new multilateral development bank appear through the lens of its nearly-half-a-century old predecessor?
Is Australia Becoming an Appendage of the US Rebalance?
Security,China

Is Australia Becoming an Appendage of the US Rebalance?

Can Beijing hope for a somewhat independent or balanced Australian analysis of the changing Indo-Pacific regional order? The DWP’s treatment of the US rebalance doesn’t inspire confidence.
By Feng Zhang - 24 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China

There are valuable lessons that policy makers can draw from the successful defense of the Singapore dollar against depreciation pressure in 1985 and interestingly, the case bear many resemblances to the RMB situation today.
The Dynamic Balance of Power in the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,China

The Dynamic Balance of Power in the South China Sea

The discussion and debate on the South China Sea dispute has fallen into a deadlock between two monological contexts, generally between Chinese commenters and their counterparts from the US and its allies.
China’s Rule of Law Dilemma
Politics,Hotspots,China

China’s Rule of Law Dilemma

Less than one year after the party invoked the building of the “rule of law,” 317 human rights lawyers, activists and their family members in China since July 2015 have been reportedly detained and investigated.
China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters
Politics,China

China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters

The Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang leadership faced the daunting challenges of reviving the anaemic economy and pushing through a domestic restructuring programme.
By Gang Chen - 21 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Why China’s Economic “New Normal” Fails to Solve  the Urban Smog Problem
Environment,China

Why China’s Economic “New Normal” Fails to Solve the Urban Smog Problem

The chronic smog problems afflicting major Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai have grown even bigger in the past few years while the country’s GDP growth decelerated.
By Gang Chen - 21 Mar 2016 | 1 comments Read more...
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