Japan’s Economic Woes: Is Helicopter Drop of Money the Cure?
Economy,East Asia
By Kwok Ping Tsang - 04 Aug 2016

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

By Mark J. Valencia - 12 Jul 2016

The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents

How Should the Chinese Nation Tackle South China Sea Issues?
Hotspots,China,East Asia

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 09 Jul 2016

How Should the Chinese Nation Tackle South China Sea Issues?

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...
The Wrath of Mother Earth: What Can We Learn from Recent Earthquakes?
Environment,East Asia

The Wrath of Mother Earth: What Can We Learn from Recent Earthquakes?

The earthquakes have created economic damage to Japanese automobile and electronic manufacturers as production was disrupted in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, which hosts Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturing bases.  
The Tsai Ing-wen Administration: Will it Avoid Role Conflict Dilemma in Movement Government?
Politics,East Asia

The Tsai Ing-wen Administration: Will it Avoid Role Conflict Dilemma in Movement Government?

Although Tsai may be different from Chen in terms of leadership style, the movement government’s role conflict dilemma may compel her administration to adopt strategies similar to the Chen administration.
By Dongtao Qi - 20 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Facing the Threat: Taiwan National Disaster Management
Society,East Asia

Facing the Threat: Taiwan National Disaster Management

On February 6, 2016, the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. President Ma Ying-jeou announced that the Cabinet had drafted a new plan for anti-seismic reinforcement of construction and would push for further amendments to strengthen disaster prevention and relief measures.
Can Tsai Ing-Wen Cure Taiwan’s Economic Illness?
Economy,East Asia

Can Tsai Ing-Wen Cure Taiwan’s Economic Illness?

Taiwan’s newly elected president Tsai Ing-Wen plans to set up a quasi-sovereign wealth fund to kick-start innovation-driven industrial development. She wishes to bring Taiwan into the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership and enhance economic cooperation with several countries beyond China.
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