China and the United States: Two Outlooks of World Order and their Conflict
Politics,China
By Yongnian Zheng - 08 Apr 2016

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

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 06 Apr 2016

What Would Plato Have Thought of Donald Trump?

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

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.
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.
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