Chinese Diplomat Wu Jianmin’s Legacy
Politics,Society,China
By Xiaoping Wu - 29 Jul 2016

Chinese Diplomat Wu Jianmin’s Legacy

Wu Jianmin, one of China’s most influential and outspoken diplomats, passed away in a car accident in Wuhan on June 18, 2016. His views on China’s security environment and open opposition to expanding nationalism and populism had made him a controversial figure, winning both acclaim and abuse.
Should Chinese Americans Vote for Donald Trump?
Politics,Society

By Wei Luo - 27 Jul 2016

Should Chinese Americans Vote for Donald Trump?

Why is the Chinese Government Hyper-Responsive to Public Opinion?
Politics,Society,China

By Wenfang Tang - 30 Jun 2016

Why is the Chinese Government Hyper-Responsive to Public Opinion?

Behind Trump’s Popularity and the “Pivot to Asia”
Politics,Society

Behind Trump’s Popularity and the “Pivot to Asia”

The domestic conditions that Trump has addressed in this US presidential election include a yearning for a restored middle class, a sense of increasing economic insecurity, and anger over wage stagnation and widening inequality. This domestic-centric sour national mood will spill over into US foreign policy.
China’s Rural Graduates: Urbanization, Employability and Social Mobility
Society,China

China’s Rural Graduates: Urbanization, Employability and Social Mobility

Spatial mobility from home to university and the subsequent mobility from the rural peasant to the urban employee class provide Chinese graduates with experiences of upward social mobility.
By Zhuoyi Wen - 27 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential
Society,Cyberspace,China

China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential

The identity of being fans has become prominent since the 1990s and Chinese fandom has been heavily intertwined with issues including modernity, commercialization, and globalization.
Feeding the Chinese: Wither the Self-Sufficiency Policy?
Society,Environment,China

Feeding the Chinese: Wither the Self-Sufficiency Policy?

The effectiveness of China’s new food security strategy remains doubtful, as it might turn out to be extremely difficult, if not entirely impossible, for it to achieve absolute security or self-sufficiency in staples. China’s attempts to boost staple production could bring huge economic, social and environmental costs to the country.
Nation Building: The Experience of Southeast Asia
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Nation Building: The Experience of Southeast Asia

The results of applying the model of the nation-state in Asia have not been encouraging. There are recurring problems of ethnic conflict, religious polarization, and separatism, which erupt now and then in violence.
Revisiting the Concept of Soft Power
Politics,Society

Revisiting the Concept of Soft Power

The concept of soft power is advocating a sophisticated way of using hard power, involving use of persuasion, drawing on a country’s cultural and intellectual resources where possible and appropriate. It does not rule out the use of pressure and force.
Regulatory Reforms in the Chinese Healthcare Sector
Society,China

Regulatory Reforms in the Chinese Healthcare Sector

Recently, there have been regulatory reforms in the Chinese healthcare system, such as new initiatives in the pharmaceutical sector.  
By Jiwei Qian - 29 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Human-Scale Economics: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand
Society,Southeast Asia

Human-Scale Economics: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand

In Surin and in other examples around the world, small-scale and low-tech production appears to have created the conditions under which the poor can reduce the poverty that has plagued them for decades.
China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds
Economy,Society,China

China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds

China’s State Council issued a guideline for urban development on February 21. It states that “in principle, no more enclosed residential compounds will be built. And existing residential compounds will gradually have their interior streets integrated into the public road network.”
By Zhihua Zhou - 19 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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