China and India: Does the Largest Country Possess the Greatest Amount of Soft Power?
Politics,China,South Asia
By Mengqi Qin - 18 Apr 2016

China and India: Does the Largest Country Possess the Greatest Amount of Soft Power?

A large country may not necessarily generate more soft power if it emphasizes hard power and does not take advantage of its potential soft power resources. The different political systems between China and India lead to distinct outcomes in their use of soft power.
Vietnam’s New Leadership and Its Prospects for Relations with China
Politics,Southeast Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 18 Apr 2016

Vietnam’s New Leadership and Its Prospects for Relations with China

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Why China Believes It Is Right about US Rebalancing
Politics,China

By Xiaolin Duan - 17 Apr 2016

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Why China Believes It Is Right about US Rebalancing

Will the Beijing Consensus Follow the Washington Consensus to Oblivion?
Politics,Economy,China

Will the Beijing Consensus Follow the Washington Consensus to Oblivion?

The Beijing Consensus is simply three theorems about how to organize the place of a developing country in the world. Just like the Washington Consensus, it contains many ideas that are not all about economics, but also about politics and the global balance of power.
China and the United States: Two Outlooks of World Order and their Conflict
Politics,China

China and the United States: Two Outlooks of World Order and their Conflict

From a formal point of view, the UN system is the core of the contemporary world system. However, the United States and China have very different understanding and perception about the UN system.
What Would Plato Have Thought of Donald Trump?
Politics

What Would Plato Have Thought of Donald Trump?

Were Plato to have witnessed the surprising rise of Donald Trump from celebrity businessman to potential President, he would probably have seen this as yet another vindication of his suspicion of democracy.  
China’s Lianghui 2016: Expectations and Challenges - Interview with Yongnian Zheng
Politics,China

China’s Lianghui 2016: Expectations and Challenges - Interview with Yongnian Zheng

The annual Chinese Lianghui of 2016, or plenary meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National People's Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is significant for the observation of China’s political, economic and social trends.
Has China's Institutionalization Failed?
Politics,China

Has China's Institutionalization Failed?

While the 18th Party Congress has brought about momentous changes that have led to uncertainties about the Chinese political future, underlying these changes are in fact concerted efforts towards reinforcing further institutionalization of Chinese politics.
Trumpism and the Predicament of American Democracy
Politics,Society

Trumpism and the Predicament of American Democracy

In a few of Republican candidate Donald Trump's rallies, there were clashes and even skirmishes between protestors and supporters. The violent scenes were in sharp contrast to the "gold standard" of American democracy that people have come to know.  
Myanmar’s New Leadership and Prospects for Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,Southeast Asia

Myanmar’s New Leadership and Prospects for Sino-Myanmar Relations

On March 15, 2016, Myanmar’s newly-elected parliament, dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, elected Htin Kyaw, Suu Kyi’s close aide and confidant, as Myanmar’s next president — the country’s first civilian president since the military coup d’état of September 18, 1988.  
China’s Rule of Law Dilemma
Politics,Hotspots,China

China’s Rule of Law Dilemma

Less than one year after the party invoked the building of the “rule of law,” 317 human rights lawyers, activists and their family members in China since July 2015 have been reportedly detained and investigated.
China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters
Politics,China

China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters

The Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang leadership faced the daunting challenges of reviving the anaemic economy and pushing through a domestic restructuring programme.
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