The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia Aug. 15, 2018
    t the ASEAN meetings, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated an indirect but obvious warning to China that Washington was committed to the rule of law in the South China Sea. He then announced a security aid package to Southeast Asia prioritizing maritime security.

    On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative

    By Henry Hing Lee Chan on Aug. 21, 2018

    The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry

    By Henry Hing Lee Chan on Aug. 20, 2018

    America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia on Aug. 17, 2018
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On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China

On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative

The incoming Imran Khan government of Pakistan will ask the IMF for a USD 12 billion bailout package, highlighting the new economic reality facing some Belt and Road Initiative participating countries and the need to formulate new rules governing the program.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan   |  Aug.21, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry
Economy,China

The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry

China used more than 45 percent of global semiconductor production, and it only makes 15 percent of worldwide semiconductors locally. The country ran a trade deficit of USD 193 billion in 2017 on semiconductor trade.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan  |  Aug.20, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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 The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea

At the ASEAN meetings, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated an indirect but obvious warning to China that Washington was committed to the rule of law in the South China Sea. He then announced a security aid package to Southeast Asia prioritizing maritime security.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Aug.15, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
A Look at the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

A Look at the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Singapore hosted the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting from July 30 to August 4, 2018. ASEAN will certainly seek to augment its community building in a world where geopolitical shifts and disruptive forces are taking place.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Aug.14, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?
Politics,South Asia

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?

In the first address after his triumph, Pakistani Prime Minister designate Imran Khan emphasized the need for robust ties between Pakistan and its neighbors, in particular the possible role which Pakistan could play in a reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Aug.13, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War

The Juncker-Trump agreement is perceived by some analysts to be a game-changer, signaling that the US is forming a new US-centric world trade order on a bilateral basis excluding its perceived adversaries such as China.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan  |  Aug.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Cambodian Election and its Outcome
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Cambodian Election and its Outcome

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s political party won hands-down in the General Elections held on July 29, 2018. Critics disputed the results and argued they were not fair to the people.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Aug.08, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy
Politics,Economy,China

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy

With its new Silk Road strategy, China has set in motion a timely initiative that may very well un-fold dynamics towards a wholesome development for the Eurasian countries. This is an opportunity for deep, pragmatic, well-considered, and orchestrated collaborative strategies.
By Ole Döring  |  Aug.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative
Politics,Economy,China

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative

Recent difficulties facing the implementation of infrastructure projects that are being constructed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative have highlighted the political risk faced by such multiyear projects when hosted in countries with democratic systems of government.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Aug.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?
Society,China

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?

One under-discussed aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative is how ancient Chinese wisdom can help facilitate regional cooperation. It might be interesting to find out how ancient Chinese philosophy can better facilitate the BRI’s implementation in its culturally-diverse setting.
By Bo Yuan Chang   |  Aug.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Philippines’ Internal War Over the South China Sea: Idealists vs Realists

The Philippines’ Internal War Over the South China Sea: Idealists vs Realists

North Korea’s Denuclearization: Reframing of Human Rights Discourse Might Help

North Korea’s Denuclearization: Reframing of Human Rights Discourse Might Help

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

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

Albinos at Risk in Africa

Albinos at Risk in Africa

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy

Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan

Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

Taiwan’s Defense Budget: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept

Taiwan’s Defense Budget: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry

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

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

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

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

 The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea

The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea

The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?

The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?

Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?

Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?

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