Tsai’s Telephone Call to Trump: What’s the Big Deal?
Politics,East Asia
By John F. Copper - 11 Dec 2016

Tsai’s Telephone Call to Trump: What’s the Big Deal?

On December 2, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen made a telephone call to US President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election victory. The US media attacked Trump for everything from breaking diplomatic protocol to wanting to start a war with China.
Italy and the Snowball of Populism
Politics,Society

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 06 Dec 2016

Italy and the Snowball of Populism

A New Agenda: America and the World under Trump
Politics,Society

By Yongnian Zheng - 17 Nov 2016

A New Agenda: America and the World under Trump

A Glimpse into Duterte’s Foreign Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

A Glimpse into Duterte’s Foreign Policy

Rodrigo Duterte’s silence on the US-Philippines mutual defence treaty ensures a certain degree of US influence on Philippine foreign policy. His posture on foreign policy independence to steer clear of big power rivalries and taking domestic issues as national priorities can meaningfully lower tensions in the South China Sea.  
Xi Jinping and the Future of the Communist Party of China
Politics,China

Xi Jinping and the Future of the Communist Party of China

The title of “core” has more than a symbolic meaning for Xi Jinping. Xi has to make good use of his increased power to address power struggles within the party so as to unite the CPC; to execute his reform plan for sustainable economic growth; and to lead China into a path of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Xi Jinping’s Rise as Core Leader of the Chinese Communist Party
Politics,China

Xi Jinping’s Rise as Core Leader of the Chinese Communist Party

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s elevation as core leader will facilitate his consolidation of power, which in turn will allow him to “surround himself with allies, sideline rivals and ensure his rule is less fettered.” The Chinese Communist Party’s previous core leaders include Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin.
Uzbekistan’s New Leadership and Relations with China
Politics,China,Central Asia

Uzbekistan’s New Leadership and Relations with China

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has been Uzbekistan’s prime minister since 2003, was elected by the Uzbek parliament to serve as acting President until presidential elections are held in December 2016, of which he will be one of the candidates.
Xi Jinping and China’s Future: A Debate
Politics,Hotspots,China

Xi Jinping and China’s Future: A Debate

President Xi Jinping’s unyielding effort in the anti-corruption campaign has implicated 800,000 Chinese officials. How and when will he consider his mission to be accomplished? David Shambaugh and Zheng Yongnian had an in-depth exchange of views at a global forum on China in Singapore.
Five Misconceptions of China’s Domestic and Foreign Policies in the West
Politics,China

Five Misconceptions of China’s Domestic and Foreign Policies in the West

Misconceptions of China’s New Normal politics has led to suspicion and distrust from the West. Furthermore, such misperceptions and misconceptions have started to affect these countries’ policies towards China.  
South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position
Politics,East Asia

South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position

The results of South Korea’s legislative elections on April 13 took many by surprise, as the ruling party was roundly defeated by two opposition parties. President Park’s government will be greatly challenged by the legislature on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.
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