Xi Jinping’s Visit to North Korea: China is a Useful Leverage?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 04 Jul 2019

Xi Jinping’s Visit to North Korea: China is a Useful Leverage?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to North Korea in June 2019 grabbed the world’s attention. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rolled out a grand welcome for the leader of his country’s closest ally.
Accountability of Hong Kong Leaders Is at Stake
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Alfred M. Wu - 02 Jul 2019

Accountability of Hong Kong Leaders Is at Stake

A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Hak Yin Li - 21 Jun 2019

A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election

In the primary election of the DPP, Tsai is challenged by William Lai, a former Premier of the Executive Yuan. Lai’s popularity rate is higher than Tsai in most polls. It is quite likely that Tsai will fail to win the nomination of DPP and lose the chance of being re-elected in the general election.
By Xiaolin Duan - 06 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign
Politics,Society,East Asia

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign

The new Japanese Emperor Naruhito has been enthroned at the start of a new era known as the Reiwa reign. Due to his failing health and old age, Emperor Akihito decided to step down and retire in favor of his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Canada in April 2019. His meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was important from a strategic and economic dimension.
Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?
Politics,China,East Asia

Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?

Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen said the Taiwan Strait is in international waters. The international regimes (IR) theory is used by the author to analyze the statement.
A Third Trump-Kim Meeting in the Works?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

A Third Trump-Kim Meeting in the Works?

On April 12, 2019, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un finally uttered publicly he was open to a third summit with US President Donald J Trump. Trump himself does not appear to rule out the possibility of a third summit.
By Tai Wei Lim - 16 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?

In the Kuomintang, the most popular candidate Han Kuo-yu, the newly-elected Mayor of Kaohsiung, and the richest man in Taiwan and chairman of Foxconn, Terry Guo are set to fight for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
By Xiaolin Duan - 15 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan

A distinctive Chinese way of thinking about the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan Strait is that they are comprehensively and integrally interconnected, and that China will take advantage of events on the Korean peninsula to seek to resolve the Taiwan “problem”.
Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?
Politics,East Asia

Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?

The liberal Western media have talked and written extensively about America’s relations with Taiwan under Trump. Their narratives embraced two themes: the relationship was managed badly and Taiwan is a “card” Trump is playing against China.
Japan-North Korea Ties: Will There Be an Abe-Kim Summit?
Politics,Security,East Asia

Japan-North Korea Ties: Will There Be an Abe-Kim Summit?

Buoyed by the media attention on the first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, Japan has been trying hard to lobby for its own bilateral leadership summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
By Tai Wei Lim - 05 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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