Land Transfer and Rural Economic Reform in China
Economy,Society,China
By Jiwei Qian - 09 Dec 2016

Land Transfer and Rural Economic Reform in China

The National Development and Reform Commission of China released its five-year plan (2016-20) for rural economic development in November 2016. In this plan, rising costs in agricultural production have been highlighted as a major challenge.
National Priority: From Ideology to Governance
Politics,Society

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 08 Dec 2016

National Priority: From Ideology to Governance

Italy and the Snowball of Populism
Politics,Society

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 06 Dec 2016

Italy and the Snowball of Populism

Asian Democracy
Politics,Society

Asian Democracy

Many Asians do not accept that Western liberal democracy is the best form of democracy. This does not mean that they disparage the core ideas of democracy: sovereignty of the people; rule of law; guarantee of human rights; majority rule with guarantee of minority rights; checks and balances.
Globalization of Japanese Higher Education
Society,East Asia

Globalization of Japanese Higher Education

The Japanese government has since the 2000s sped up efforts to globalize the country’s higher education system in order to overcome the long-term crisis resulting from the decline of Japan’s international competitiveness in the age of globalization.
A New Agenda: America and the World under Trump
Politics,Society

A New Agenda: America and the World under Trump

In the wake of Donald Trump’s stunning victory at the 2016 US presidential election, IPP Review sat down with Professor Yongnian Zheng, Director of East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, to discuss questions surrounding Trump’s win, democracy, US’ foreign policies and more.
Circles and Circles: An Artistic Look at China’s Nation Building
Society,China

Circles and Circles: An Artistic Look at China’s Nation Building

After 1989 Beijing, social change and national development in China became displaced from the politics of New Democracy to a genericized and technocratic logic of development for its own ends. The anti-corruption campaign currently led by Xi Jinping amounts to a humanistic critique of technocracy, and the return of openly politicized discourse.  
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Trumped!
Politics,Society

Trumped!

The pollsters’ belief that shy Trump voters did not exist turned out to be spectacularly wrong, when groups including college-educated white men and non-college-educated white women, turned out instead to be Trump supporters. Clinton’s campaign failed to recognize how intersectionality would complicate the voting behavior of different groups in the electorate.
New Measures to Douse China’s Housing Frenzy
Economy,Society,China

New Measures to Douse China’s Housing Frenzy

Several factors underpin the latest housing boom in China. The central government’s de-stocking strategy is a big contributor. The easy monetary and cheap credit environment has boosted the development of the capital-intensive real estate industry. The declining supply and the rising price of land have pushed up housing prices in the high-tier cities.
By Zhihua Zhou - 04 Nov 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The Crisis in Democracy
Politics,Society

The Crisis in Democracy

The global crisis in democracy is not just limited to Erdoğan, Duterte, and Trump. Europe “is entering an election supercycle in which four of Europe’s five largest economies have votes that will almost certainly mean serious gains for right-wing populists and nationalists.”
Has Democracy Failed America? The Final Presidential Debate
Politics,Society

Has Democracy Failed America? The Final Presidential Debate

Many observers commented that the quality of the presidential debates was far worse than they had expected. Remarks and comments made by both candidates had little to do with policies but a lot to do with personal attack or disparagement.
Colombia Rejects Peace Deal: Chinese Investments in Doubt?
Economy,Society

Colombia Rejects Peace Deal: Chinese Investments in Doubt?

The peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia had proposed “reforms aimed at bringing the rebels into the political system, addressing drug trafficking through crop substitution and allowing for reduced prison sentences for rebels who lay down their arms.”  
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