Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim is a research fellow with International Public Policy Pte. Ltd. (IPP), and is the author of Cambodia and the Politics of Aesthetics (Routledge 2013). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has taught at Pannasastra University of Cambodia and the American University of Nigeria. Prior to joining IPP, he was a research fellow with the Longus Institute for Development and Strategy.
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By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 21 Mar 2016
While Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States counts as his first state visit to the country, this was not the first time he had visited the US as Chinese president.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 11 Mar 2016
Chinese investment and economic engagement in Africa can be expected to intensify under China’s development plans for what it has described as the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
In his April 2014 meeting with the visiting Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the need for China and Laos to intensify their comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve their national development goals.
In fall 2012 and spring 2013, before I could develop the curriculum for the Freshman Seminar for the American University of Nigeria, I first had to understand the development challenges that emerged from Nigeria’s neoliberal transformation of the 1980s.
“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in late September 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping advocated for a new type of international relations that is based on practical win-win cooperation.
In his 2015 state visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, US President Barack Obama argued that Africa’s economic engagement with the US offers the best opportunity for economic empowerment, especially in terms of job creation and capacity building.
In mid-July 2015 the Russian city of Ufa was the venue for the 7th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit and the 15th SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit.
In May 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the issue of China’s transition to a “new normal,” calling on the Chinese people to remain calm in the face of the economic slowdown.