US Needs Reality Check Regarding Southeast Asia
Politics,Southeast Asia
By Mark J. Valencia - 26 Jan 2018

US Needs Reality Check Regarding Southeast Asia

US Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Indonesia and Vietnam in January 2018. The goal of the US strategy in Asia is to win the “great power competition” against China. However, the Trump administration seems oblivious to the US loss of soft power in the region.
Xi’s Great Power Diplomacy: “Building a Community of Common Destiny”
Politics,China

By Amrita Jash - 19 Jan 2018

Xi’s Great Power Diplomacy: “Building a Community of Common Destiny”

Why Taiwan Won’t Become Independent
Politics,East Asia

By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jan 2018

Why Taiwan Won’t Become Independent

Top Two Targets of Western Liberal Media Bias: Trump and China
Politics,China

Top Two Targets of Western Liberal Media Bias: Trump and China

Proof can be heard or seen almost daily of Western liberal media bias against US President Donald J Trump and the People’s Republic of China. The two are the foremost targets of the liberal media’s unfairness and ill will like no others.
Decoding India’s UN Vote against the US Jerusalem Decision
Politics,South Asia

Decoding India’s UN Vote against the US Jerusalem Decision

India voted in favor of the UN General Assembly resolution condemning the US for its decision to move its embassy to and to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Given the close ties between India and Israel and India and the US, India’s decision has surprised many.
India Looks to Russian Support for Security Concerns
Politics,South Asia

India Looks to Russian Support for Security Concerns

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh was in Moscow meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Kolokoltsev. Singh’s visit was followed by that of Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Sochi.
Key Parts of US Navy Commander’s Handbook Are Dangerously Misleading
Politics,Security

Key Parts of US Navy Commander’s Handbook Are Dangerously Misleading

The latest edition of the US Navy Commander’s Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations is out. It is the first such revision in a decade — but it continues to convey to US Navy commanders controversial and unilateral interpretations of the international law of the sea.
Sino-US Relationship from Obama to Trump
Politics,China

Sino-US Relationship from Obama to Trump

Advocates of power transition theory forecast a systemic dilemma that China and the United States will be unlikely to coexist peacefully in the foreseeable future. This raises the question: is the China-US relationship in the darkness before dawn, or is a heavy storm yet to arrive?
By Xiaolin Duan - 19 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
US Embassy’s Relocation to Jerusalem: Beijing’s View
Politics,Hotspots

US Embassy’s Relocation to Jerusalem: Beijing’s View

The majority of Chinese state media appears to consider the current US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem as unfortunate and untimely. The stronger op-eds in the Chinese state media conceptualize the decision as an avenue that may incur retaliation against the US.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Hong Kong, the Chinese National Anthem and the Basic Law
Politics,China

Hong Kong, the Chinese National Anthem and the Basic Law

The history of the creation and use of the Chinese National Anthem is remarkable. Those who choose to direct scorn at the National Anthem when it is played at certain events in Hong Kong likely have a limited understanding, at best, of its intriguing history.
Examining the “Political Temperature” behind Philippines-China Relations
Politics,Southeast Asia

Examining the “Political Temperature” behind Philippines-China Relations

Chinese-Filipino relations has reached a new warmth, as China funds Filipino infrastructure-building and its war on drugs while Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte downplays China’s activities on the South China Sea.
Political Leadership in East Asia
Politics,East Asia

Political Leadership in East Asia

Political succession in East Asia may be an outcome of factional compromises, such as the habatsu factional politics in Japan; or the pre-eminence of one leader, such as the “core leadership” in China; or the anti-nepotism, anti-corruption, and anti-cronyism of South Korea.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
×
System remindX
System remindX