US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

    By Tai Wei Lim Jul. 13, 2018
    The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.

    Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

    By Hong Zhao on Jul. 16, 2018

    Development of China’s High Technology Industry

    By Min-Hua Chiang on Jul. 12, 2018

    Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil

    By Tridivesh Singh Maini on Jul. 11, 2018
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Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

ASEAN’s plans to strengthen connectivity has prompted and heightened competition between the two Asian giants of China and Japan, particularly in the areas of infrastructure financing and high-speed rail construction.
By Hong Zhao   |  Jul.16, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Jul.13, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War

President Donald Trump announced the US would be applying tariffs amounting to USD 34 billion on certain Chinese goods imported by the US, commencing from midnight of July 6, 2018. The liberal Western media responded as if the sky was going to fall.
By John F. Copper   |  Jul.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Albinos at Risk in Africa
Politics,Society

Albinos at Risk in Africa

The recent announcement that six albinos in Malawi plan to fight the violent prejudice against albinism by contesting in next year’s elections has brought renewed attention to the plight of albinos in Malawi and other African countries.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Jul.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

In contrast to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s passionate stance against Western meddling on domestic affairs, he is largely viewed as having a passive attitude towards Chinese intrusions within Philippine maritime territory.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Jul.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative
Environment,China

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

China is moving ahead with the Belt and Road Initiative. However, clear policy guidance on exactly how to ensure that the construction of infrastructure projects is pursued in an environmentally sustainable way is largely absent from the debate.
By Gregory Coutaz  |  Jul.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable
Security,Hotspots,China

US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable

The war of words and tit-for-tat provocative actions of China and the US regarding the South China Sea could spiral out of control. Thus, it is a good time for analysts and decision makers to step back and distinguish between hope (the possible) and reality (the probable).
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Jul.04, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?

What did Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un discuss during the three Xi-Kim meetings in China? The three meetings showed the immense importance of Beijing to the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Jul.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?
Politics,South Asia

Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?

Nepal has asked the United Nations to draw down its Department of Political Affairs in Nepal. The request was conveyed on the grounds that the “peace process” which began in 2006 has been achieved.
By Rishi Gupta   |  Jul.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah

The killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan is a major blow to the terror group. Fazlullah’s killing will further undermine TTP’s organizational coherence, possibly paving way for more defections.
By Abdul Basit  |  Jun.29, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China

Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China

A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Autonomy and Maturity

A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Autonomy and Maturity

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

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

Conceit and Callowness: Causes of US-Philippines Contretemps

Conceit and Callowness: Causes of US-Philippines Contretemps

Prospects and Challenges for China after the South China Sea Arbitration

Prospects and Challenges for China after the South China Sea Arbitration

Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Cambodia’s Development?

Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Cambodia’s Development?

China, Japan and the Energy Quest in the East China Sea

China, Japan and the Energy Quest in the East China Sea

The New US Perception of China

The New US Perception of China

Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands

Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands

How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma

How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma

China, India and the Panchsheel Agreement

China, India and the Panchsheel Agreement

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng

Chinese and Vietnamese Nationalism and the South China Sea

Chinese and Vietnamese Nationalism and the South China Sea

Modi’s Visit to Israel and Indian-Israeli Relations

Modi’s Visit to Israel and Indian-Israeli Relations

 Strains in South Korea-China Relations after Recent Events

Strains in South Korea-China Relations after Recent Events

Globalization of Japanese Higher Education

Globalization of Japanese Higher Education

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