While the 18th Party Congress has brought about momentous changes that have led to uncertainties about the Chinese political future, underlying these changes are in fact concerted efforts towards reinforcing further institutionalization of Chinese politics.
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 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.
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.
It is necessary to review China’s enhanced yet uneven participation in global and multilateral institutions, and to recognize that China has not been fully included in a few important arenas of multilateral cooperation and governing regime building such as energy.