Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Cambodia’s Development?
Economy,China,Southeast Asia
By Veasna Var - 02 Aug 2017

Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Cambodia’s Development?

Cambodia was one of the first countries to take a strong stance supporting the BRI and the Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) after their establishment in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
China, India and the Panchsheel Agreement
Security,China,South Asia

By Bawa Singh and Parvaiz Ahmad Thoker - 26 Jul 2017

China, India and the Panchsheel Agreement

Singapore’s Foreign Policy: Hard Choices for a Small State
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

By Benjamin Ho - 25 Jul 2017

Singapore’s Foreign Policy: Hard Choices for a Small State

 The Challenges Facing Cambodian Foreign Policy
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

The Challenges Facing Cambodian Foreign Policy

Cambodia has recently become much closer to China in almost every respect, leading some scholars to label Cambodia-China relations as a client-patron relationship. Meanwhile, Cambodia’s bilateral relations with the US have been getting worse.
Cambodia’s Growing Defense Ties with China: What about the US?
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Growing Defense Ties with China: What about the US?

Currently, Cambodia’s foreign policy faces significant challenges amid great power rivalry for regional influence. The high-level official defense visits between China and Cambodia highlight the strong cooperation which is widely seen to be at the expense of the US.  
By Veasna Var - 17 Jul 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China Moves to Further Cool Housing Market Frenzy
Economy,China

China Moves to Further Cool Housing Market Frenzy

China’s Government Working Report proposed that future real estate measures would tailor to the regional circumstances, that is, de-stocking policies in regions with high housing inventories and strict regulations in some cities to constrain the excessive increase in housing prices.  
By Zhihua Zhou - 14 Jul 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Why are Chinese Internet Users Paying for Digital Content?
Economy,Cyberspace,China

Why are Chinese Internet Users Paying for Digital Content?

China’s knowledge sharing platforms have gained popularity recently as celebrities and professionals have started to turn their knowledge into cash and make money from news and digital content.
China’s New Role in Afghanistan
China,South Asia

China’s New Role in Afghanistan

The drawdown of the American-led NATO forces from Afghanistan in December 2014 has resulted in the stepping-up of Chinese interest and investment. This time, the investment and interest are more diplomatic, political, and geared toward restoring peace in Afghanistan.
China and US Forge Common Stance against Terrorism
Security,China

China and US Forge Common Stance against Terrorism

The US has asked China to step up their efforts in combating terrorism. It is leveraging on China’s own national interests in fighting terrorism as a self-motivated incentive for the Chinese government to ramp up its security efforts against terror groups.
By Tai Wei Lim - 04 Jul 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Opponents and Supporters of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China

Opponents and Supporters of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has its detractors and opponents. To some it is an existential threat. Given its Leviathan nature that is no wonder. Of course, the BRI also has its enthusiasts and supporters.
Japan Warms Up to China and Approves Anti-Terror Bill
China,East Asia

Japan Warms Up to China and Approves Anti-Terror Bill

Pro-Beijing factions in Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party see an AIIB membership as a way to improve Sino-Japanese relations but those who oppose it may be worried about rivalry with the Asian Development Bank.
By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The US’ China Policy: A Perspective from Asia
Politics,China

The US’ China Policy: A Perspective from Asia

This essay examines the apparent “failure” of the US’ China policy through the lens of moral relativism, and argues that if looked through China’s historical and cultural identity, the West has been successfully in engaging China economically, though not necessarily politically.
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