The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle
Politics,China,East Asia
By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 23 Feb 2017

The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle

Facing the dilemma of having to handle “two Chinas,” “One China, One Taiwan” or “Taiwan independence,” Beijing’s One-China principle appeared a few months before the signing of a mutual defense treaty between Washington and Taipei in December 1954.  
The Governing Logic of the Chinese Communist Party
Politics,Society,China

By Yongnian Zheng - 22 Feb 2017

The Governing Logic of the Chinese Communist Party

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 17 Feb 2017

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together

Trump and the South China Sea: Flip-Flops and Continuity
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Trump and the South China Sea: Flip-Flops and Continuity

Analysts trying to parse US policy in the Trump era regarding the South China Sea must be prepared for stark contradictions and intellectual whiplash. It is too early to draw conclusions regarding US-China relations in the South China Sea or in general.  
Will De-Sinification in Taiwan Succeed?
Politics,East Asia

Will De-Sinification in Taiwan Succeed?

A gradual process of asserting things non-Chinese started when a greater sense of Taiwanese-ness emerged under Lee Teng-hui after the March 1996 presidential election. When opposition candidate Chen Shui-bian became president in May 2000, the push for de-Sinification got into full swing.  
How Trump Can Work with World Leaders
Politics,Economy

How Trump Can Work with World Leaders

There is potential for US President Donald Trump to work with China on public goods such as the global environment and many other issues of non-detrimental common interests. Job creation may be an important link between the first and second largest economies in the world.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Adhering to One China Policy is Crucial for Trump
Politics,China,East Asia

Adhering to One China Policy is Crucial for Trump

Does US President Donald Trump have in mind two Chinas; One China, One Taiwan; or Taiwanese independence? If the US abandons the One China policy before a peaceful Chinese reunification, the situation in East Asia will be unstable.  
Trump’s Victory is a Wakeup Call
Politics,Society

Trump’s Victory is a Wakeup Call

The victory of Trump constitutes part of a global trend, where the failure of ruling parties in the West and elsewhere to address the real and deeply felt grievances of their citizens have thrust political power or influence onto demagogues and xenophobes.
Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?
Politics,Hotspots,China

Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?

US President Donald Trump may play the “Russian card” against China like how Nixon played the “Chinese card” against Moscow in 1972. However, the triangular relationship between the US, Russia and China is not necessarily comparable to the one in the 1970s.
By Wei Luo - 21 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day
Politics,Hotspots,China

As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

In the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, advocates of a more aggressive US foreign policy towards China unleashed a barrage of hawkish commentaries and proposals. Most comments focused on China’s behavior in the South China Sea.
Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics
Politics,East Asia

Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics

The return of pro-independence DPP to power, large-scale protests against government reforms, a KMT in crisis and an unstable US-China-Taiwan relationship all point to a tougher year ahead for Taiwan.
By Dongtao Qi - 20 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Tillerson Goes Off Half-Cocked on China
Politics,Hotspots,China

Tillerson Goes Off Half-Cocked on China

On January 11, 2017, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made several intemperate remarks. Most provocatively he said that China’s access to the features it has built up in the South China Sea is not going to be “allowed.”
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