China’s Lianghui 2016: Expectations and Challenges - Interview with Yongnian Zheng
Politics,China
By Wen Xin Lim - 29 Mar 2016

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

By Yongnian Zheng - 29 Mar 2016

Has China's Institutionalization Failed?

Trumpism and the Predicament of American Democracy
Politics,Society

By Yongnian Zheng - 24 Mar 2016

Trumpism and the Predicament of American Democracy

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.
By Gang Chen - 21 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy Priorities
Politics

Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy Priorities

The purpose of Xi’s foreign policy is to guarantee a peaceful international environment for the country’s domestic modernization.
Anti-Corruption Campaign: China’s Political “New Normal”
Politics,Hotspots,China

Anti-Corruption Campaign: China’s Political “New Normal”

After 30 years of gradual economic reform, the party-state’s partially marketized economy has become a hotbed for more high-stake and high-level corruption cases.
By Gang Chen - 11 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Recent Developments In Sino-EU Relations: The 2014 And 2015 State Visits By Xi Jinping And Li Keqiang
Politics

Recent Developments In Sino-EU Relations: The 2014 And 2015 State Visits By Xi Jinping And Li Keqiang

On June 28, 2015, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Belgium for the 17th China-European Union Leaders’ Meeting.
Cambodia Rising: Neoliberal Violence And Development

Cambodia Rising: Neoliberal Violence And Development

This article examines the violence that has accompanied Cambodia’s transition to neoliberalism with its adoption of the Washington Consensus policy prescriptions after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991, and also reflects on the significance of thecountry’s 2013 general elections.
The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan:  New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan: New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations

On March 8, 2015, a Tatmadaw fighter jet battling rebels from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in the Kokang region accidentally bombed a village in Gengma county in China’s Yunnan province, destroying a house.
“Iron Brothers”: Sino-Pakistani Relations and  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
Politics,Economy,South Asia

“Iron Brothers”: Sino-Pakistani Relations and The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

In his first state visit to Pakistan on April 20, 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a massive package of investments in Pakistan’s infrastructure.
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