US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition
Politics,Economy,China
By Nong Hong - 05 Mar 2019

US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition

Some call it a new cold war which sees Russia, China and the US all vying for influence and control in the Arctic. The recent policy shift of the US is also driven by its concern on this increasing influence of Russia and China and the cooperation between the two.
AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections
Economy,China,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 28 Feb 2019

AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections

To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

By Kimkong Heng - 27 Feb 2019

To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status

Trade and Investment Drive China-EU Ties
Economy,China

Trade and Investment Drive China-EU Ties

China and the EU differ on political and human rights issues, while trade and investment comprise the main components of the China-EU tie. Burdened by a decade of declining economic investment, the EU and its member-states have welcomed China’s investments.
Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase

While speaking at the opening of the Invest Myanmar Summit in January 2019, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left no stone unturned in projecting Myanmar as an ideal investment destination.
Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War
Economy,East Asia

Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War

Taiwan’s economy strongly relies on exporting intermediate goods to China for final assembly. In the milieu of the escalating China-US trade war, if the US extends its tariff retaliation to ICT products, this could weigh down Taiwan’s export performance.
The Revised US-South Korea FTA: Towards Fairer Trade?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

The Revised US-South Korea FTA: Towards Fairer Trade?

The revised KORUS FTA was implemented on January 1, 2019. While South Korea made concessions on automobiles, steel and aluminum, the US only promised to ease Korean textile exports to America. The FTA can be a model for US trade deals with other Asian countries.
India-Pakistan Trade and the China Factor
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India-Pakistan Trade and the China Factor

The Kartarpur Corridor would not just provide opportunity to Sikh pilgrims to pay obeisance at one of their holiest shrines, but could also give a fillip to economic linkages between both Punjabs. China was supportive of the initiative.
China and Japan’s Business Cooperation in Third Countries
Economy,China,East Asia

China and Japan’s Business Cooperation in Third Countries

In October 2018 during the China-Japan Forum on Third Country Business Cooperation, over 50 Memorandums of Understanding were signed. The most important one was on financial support for Chinese and Japanese companies in their business cooperation in third countries.
By Amrita Jash - 26 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
China and US Intellectual Property and Technology
Politics,Economy,China

China and US Intellectual Property and Technology

Recently, American accusations that China is stealing its intellectual property and technology have caused serious stress in US-China relations. The imputations provoke questions that deserve answers.
US-China Interactions and other Sideshows at the APEC and G20 Meetings
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Interactions and other Sideshows at the APEC and G20 Meetings

The APEC meeting turned out to be frosty and cold between the world’s two largest economies, as it did not produce a joint communique at the end. The G20 meeting was more fruitful as China and the US agreed to a temporary trade truce.
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship
Politics,Economy,China

"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship

American thinking about the ways we interact with other nations is shifting from acceptance of asymmetries to demands for reciprocity and equal treatment.
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