Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?
Politics,East Asia
By Xiaolin Duan - 15 May 2019

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?

In the Kuomintang, the most popular candidate Han Kuo-yu, the newly-elected Mayor of Kaohsiung, and the richest man in Taiwan and chairman of Foxconn, Terry Guo are set to fight for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World
Politics,Society

By Andrea Chloe Wong - 14 May 2019

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World

Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate
Politics,Security,South Asia

By Abdul Basit - 13 May 2019

Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate

In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan

A distinctive Chinese way of thinking about the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan Strait is that they are comprehensively and integrally interconnected, and that China will take advantage of events on the Korean peninsula to seek to resolve the Taiwan “problem”.
Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was on a nine-day state visit to China which concluded on April 30, 2019. Invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Bhandari also attended and addressed the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
By Rishi Gupta - 09 May 2019 | 1 comments Read more...
Differences between Afghanistan and the US over the Peace Talks
Politics,South Asia

Differences between Afghanistan and the US over the Peace Talks

Peace talks were held between the United States and the Taliban in March 2019. There are two differences between the Afghan government and the US that compelled the Afghans to raise objections to the peace process.
A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?
Politics,Society,China

A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?

Xi Jinping Thought is a product of its time. China is maturing as an economic identity and is also indigenizing and entrenching its model of development. The philosophy appears to be a response to that maturation and emergence as a major power.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?
Politics,Economy,Society

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?

The Top Ten winners of the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards have recently been announced. They beat out 550 other airports. Being the best was important to them in a hyper-competitive world at a time of shifting geopolitics and geo-economics.
How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. visited China between March 18-21, 2019. Shortly after the visit, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that the country has never shelved the South China Sea arbitration award.
By Xianqing He - 02 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece

Italy and Greece joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative in March and April, 2019. A major Chinese economic activity in the two Mediterranean countries will center around the development of three historic ports – Trieste and Genoa in Italy and Piraeus in Greece.
Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?
Politics,East Asia

Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?

The liberal Western media have talked and written extensively about America’s relations with Taiwan under Trump. Their narratives embraced two themes: the relationship was managed badly and Taiwan is a “card” Trump is playing against China.
In a Time-Warped Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

In a Time-Warped Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, things appear to be as stuck as they were back in 2011 or as further back in 2001 when the search for peace began. In 2019, the negotiations to negotiate the end of the conflict have once again been halted by different parties who do not want to see eye-to-eye.
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