Trump’s Emerging Policy Towards China and the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia Jun. 23, 2017
    The outlines of the Trump administration’s policy toward China and the South China Sea are emerging from a fog of confusing and contradictory statements and actions. It is beginning to look more or less like a continuation of that of the Obama administration, with some new twists.

    Can Taiwan Officials and Politicians Play a Role in the Chinese Mainland?

    By Peter Kien-hong Yu on Jun. 23, 2017

    The Grenfell Inferno

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim on Jun. 22, 2017

    The UK 2017 Election: A Call for Exit from Brexit?

    By Henry Hing Lee Chan on Jun. 22, 2017
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Can Taiwan Officials and Politicians Play a Role in the Chinese Mainland?
Politics,China,East Asia

Can Taiwan Officials and Politicians Play a Role in the Chinese Mainland?

In September 1981, Ye Jianying of the CPC laid down the famous nine-point proposal. The fifth point states that “The Taiwan authorities and representatives from all walks of life may serve as leadership positions in the national political institutions and participate in state administration.”
By Peter Kien-hong Yu   |  Jun.23, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Trump’s Emerging Policy Towards China and the South China Sea
Politics,China

Trump’s Emerging Policy Towards China and the South China Sea

The outlines of the Trump administration’s policy toward China and the South China Sea are emerging from a fog of confusing and contradictory statements and actions. It is beginning to look more or less like a continuation of that of the Obama administration, with some new twists.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Jun.23, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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New Moon Rising: South Korea’s President Reaching Out to Major Powers
Politics,East Asia

New Moon Rising: South Korea’s President Reaching Out to Major Powers

Former PM Lee Hae-chan have been given presidential orders by Moon Jae-in to conduct diplomacy with China, and media industry tycoon Hong Seok-hyun has been dispatched to the US to have a dialogue with US officials about the Korean Peninsula crisis.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Jun.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
GCC Rift Eases India’s Arab Muslim Headaches, At Least For Now
Politics,Security,South Asia

GCC Rift Eases India’s Arab Muslim Headaches, At Least For Now

A major concern for India is Pakistan’s involvement in the Saudi-led Islamic military coalition. After all, India had expended considerable political and diplomatic capital to isolate Pakistan for terror attacks emanating from its territory which target India and Indian interests.
By Aditi Bhaduri  |  Jun.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Rise of Low-End Urban Terrorism
Politics,Security,Hotspots

Rise of Low-End Urban Terrorism

The recent London Bridge attack underscores two major trends: IS terrorists are targeting civilians in the main Western cities and they are using low-tech methods like vehicle ramming and stabbing.
By Abdul Basit   |  Jun.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
China and Panama Establish Formal Ties: Are Cross-Strait Relations Further Deteriorating?
Politics,East Asia

China and Panama Establish Formal Ties: Are Cross-Strait Relations Further Deteriorating?

On June 13, 2017, China and Panama jointly announced they had established formal diplomatic relations, and Panama declared it was breaking ties with Taiwan. The reaction in Taiwan reflected more hurt and anger than usual over the exit of a friend and “ally.”
By John F. Copper  |  Jun.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Trump’s “Climate Exit” and the Future of the Paris Agreement
Environment

Trump’s “Climate Exit” and the Future of the Paris Agreement

On June 1, 2017, US President Donald Trump decided to leave the Paris Agreement. His “climate exit” will not reverse the overall trend of moving towards a greener and less fossil-fuel dependent global economy and the more effective global governance of climate change.
By Fengshi Wu   |  Jun.19, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The New Economy and its Implications
Economy

The New Economy and its Implications

Out of the top ten biggest companies by market capitalization at the end of May 2017, seven belong to the new economy. Except for the third-ranking Microsoft, none of the other six was a household name twenty years ago.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan  |  Jun.16, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
It’s a Man’s World: Why Female Political Leaders Are Having a Hard Time
Politics,Society

It’s a Man’s World: Why Female Political Leaders Are Having a Hard Time

A cursory look around the world today will reveal that there are many examples of female political leaders; however, many of them have also suffered setbacks in their political journeys.
By Yongnian Zheng   |  Jun.16, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Reunion
Politics,East Asia

Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Reunion

July 1, 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the 1997 return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. The biggest bump in the journey led to the Umbrella Movement and inspired the emergence of fringe elements fighting for the unrealistic goal of Hong Kong independence.  
By Michael S. H. Heng   |  Jun.15, 2017  |  1 comments Read more...

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The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

Why the US-China Contest for the South China Sea Is So Dangerous

Why the US-China Contest for the South China Sea Is So Dangerous

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Has Obama Lost the Philippines?

Has Obama Lost the Philippines?

Trump and the South China Sea

Trump and the South China Sea

A New Model of US-Vietnam Relations: In Search of “Balance” of Gains

A New Model of US-Vietnam Relations: In Search of “Balance” of Gains

Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?

Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?

South China Sea Code of Conduct: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

South China Sea Code of Conduct: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Yu’e Bao: A Double-Edged Sword for Financial Innovation

Yu’e Bao: A Double-Edged Sword for Financial Innovation

The Wrath of Mother Earth: What Can We Learn from Recent Earthquakes?

The Wrath of Mother Earth: What Can We Learn from Recent Earthquakes?

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