Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?
Politics,East Asia
By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 26 May 2017

Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?

Dai Li served under Chiang Kai-shek as the spymaster of the Republic of China. Had Dai not died in a plane crash in March 1946, would he be able to assist Chiang to defeat the Communist Party of China in the Chinese civil war?
Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?
Politics,Society,East Asia

By Ichiro Inoue - 16 May 2017

Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?

China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Mark J. Valencia - 28 Apr 2017

China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”

World Peace Isn’t Your Toy
Security,East Asia

World Peace Isn’t Your Toy

The show by the Trump administration is run by a youngster who rose to power through nepotism just like his North Korean counterpart. Jarod Kushner and Kim Jung Un share one common feature that he had criticized Kim of: Unqualified to conduct foreign policy.
By Jaewoo Choo - 27 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Japan’s Economic Woes: Is Helicopter Drop of Money the Cure?
Economy,East Asia

Japan’s Economic Woes: Is Helicopter Drop of Money the Cure?

What is the hype that helicopter drop of money is exactly the kind of policy that Japan should seriously consider for getting it out of the quagmire of low inflation and low growth? Will it work?
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.
How Should the Chinese Nation Tackle South China Sea Issues?
Hotspots,China,East Asia

How Should the Chinese Nation Tackle South China Sea Issues?

Taipei and Beijing should designate a maritime commons area within the U-shaped line, which is equivalent to “other sea area,” so as to pacify an assertive Washington and other maritime powers.
Re-assessing Chen Shui-bian’s Term in Light of Taiwan’s DPP Government
Politics,East Asia

Re-assessing Chen Shui-bian’s Term in Light of Taiwan’s DPP Government

It is worth revisiting the Chen Shui-bian era to examine the cross-strait dynamics and the initial economic and trade conditions that existed at the outset of his presidency that, more than anything else, informed policy direction.
The Mystery of the Yen Surge
Economy,East Asia

The Mystery of the Yen Surge

In January 2016, the Bank of Japan announced keeping its quantitative easing steady and added the negative interest rate as a monetary policy tool. Strangely, right after the policy announcement, the Japanese yen reversed course and started a drastic rise.
Tsai’s Inaugural Address: Bumpy Road Ahead for Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

Tsai’s Inaugural Address: Bumpy Road Ahead for Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen talked about cross-strait relations in less than 400 words, only accounting for 6.7 percent of her almost 6000-word address. It is basically a reiteration of her “maintaining status-quo” China policy previously explained by her on several occasions in both Taiwan and the United States.
By Dongtao Qi - 31 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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 AIIB: Its Impact on Global Financial Governance
Economy,China,East Asia

The AIIB: Its Impact on Global Financial Governance

The contribution that the AIIB can offer to the global financial governance system is that it will inject new funds and help meet the large financing gap in the global infrastructure sector.  
By Hong Zhao - 14 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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