Developments in Hong Kong: Zhang Dejiang’s Visit and Lam Wing-kee’s Revelation
Politics,China,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 04 Jul 2016

Developments in Hong Kong: Zhang Dejiang’s Visit and Lam Wing-kee’s Revelation

Zhang Dejiang, a ranking politburo member of the Chinese Communist Party, visited Hong Kong in May 2016. The highlight of his trip turned out to be gatherings with selected pro-democracy politicians from the island who espouse a more moderate position.
Peace Offerings by Beijing and Washington Won't Work for the Korean Peninsula
Security,East Asia

By Jaewoo Choo - 13 Jun 2016

Peace Offerings by Beijing and Washington Won't Work for the Korean Peninsula

North Korean Nuclear Issue: Strong Leadership from China Needed
Security,China,East Asia

By Sun-Jin Lee - 06 Jun 2016

North Korean Nuclear Issue: Strong Leadership from China Needed

East Asia and its Response to the “H” Test
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

East Asia and its Response to the “H” Test

Japan has common interests with China in stopping nuclear proliferation in Northeast Asia. The H-bomb test may then end up as a common rallying point that can bring Japan, China, and South Korea together facing a common threat.
By Tai Wei Lim - 26 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China and Japan: Psycho-Historical Warfare and the Role of America
Politics,China,East Asia

China and Japan: Psycho-Historical Warfare and the Role of America

The rocky relations between China and Japan in recent years are symptomatic of a long and complicated historical rivalry that is adjusting to rather uncomfortable historical contingencies.
South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position
Politics,East Asia

South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position

The results of South Korea’s legislative elections on April 13 took many by surprise, as the ruling party was roundly defeated by two opposition parties. President Park’s government will be greatly challenged by the legislature on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.
By Jaewoo Choo - 24 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Japan’s BRI Nod to Boost Asia’s Infrastructure Buildup
Economy,East Asia

Japan’s BRI Nod to Boost Asia’s Infrastructure Buildup

Japan’s forward bend towards China’s BRI will provide an impetus to Asia’s much needed infrastructure build-up. Asia has a large infrastructure need which is essential for the economic growth of Asian countries and which is significant for their global competitiveness.
By Amrita Jash - 31 Jul 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?
Politics,East Asia

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

Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?

Sino-Japanese relations have been deteriorating since the outbreak of the territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in September 2012. Today, although the worst seems to be over, the bilateral relationship remains deadlocked.
By Ichiro Inoue - 16 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

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

An article by James Holmes of the US Naval War College in The National Interest made several false allegations regarding China’s actions and ascribed nefarious motives to its declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea.
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?
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