Hong Kong, the Chinese National Anthem and the Basic Law

    By Richard Cullen Dec. 13, 2017
    The history of the creation and use of the Chinese National Anthem is remarkable. Those who choose to direct scorn at the National Anthem when it is played at certain events in Hong Kong likely have a limited understanding, at best, of its intriguing history.

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    By Tai Wei Lim on Dec. 11, 2017

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Hong Kong, the Chinese National Anthem and the Basic Law
Politics,China

Hong Kong, the Chinese National Anthem and the Basic Law

The history of the creation and use of the Chinese National Anthem is remarkable. Those who choose to direct scorn at the National Anthem when it is played at certain events in Hong Kong likely have a limited understanding, at best, of its intriguing history.
By Richard Cullen   |  Dec.13, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Sino-Thai Railway and Relations
Economy,Southeast Asia

Sino-Thai Railway and Relations

According to the Thai mass media, the first phase of the Sino-Thai railway connecting Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima would begin construction in late 2017. This is Thailand’s first high speed railway line.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Dec.11, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Political Leadership in East Asia
Politics,East Asia

Political Leadership in East Asia

Political succession in East Asia may be an outcome of factional compromises, such as the habatsu factional politics in Japan; or the pre-eminence of one leader, such as the “core leadership” in China; or the anti-nepotism, anti-corruption, and anti-cronyism of South Korea.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Dec.06, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Quad and the South China Sea
Hotspots,China

The Quad and the South China Sea

The Trump administration has re-raised the decade-old geopolitical concept of the “Indo-Pacific” region and is proposing and pushing a so-called “Quad,” a potential security arrangement among the four large democracies of India, Australia, Japan, and the US.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Dec.05, 2017  |  1 comments Read more...
Nepal’s Puzzling New Poltical Equation
Politics,South Asia

Nepal’s Puzzling New Poltical Equation

The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified, Marxist and Leninist, the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist, and the Naya Shakti Party, formed an alliance for an upcoming election. However, the Naya Shakti party exited shortly after and aligned instead with the Nepali Congress party.
By Rishi Gupta   |  Dec.04, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
How Much Will the South China Sea Remain Critical for China-US Relations?
Hotspots,China

How Much Will the South China Sea Remain Critical for China-US Relations?

Although Chinese President Xi Jinping had mentioned China’s land reclamation activities in the South China Sea in his 19th Party Congress report as a domestic issue that didn’t pertain to external actors, US President Donald Trump did not offer any pushback during his Asia tour.
By Nong Hong  |  Dec.01, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Strongman Politics in East Asia
East Asia

Strongman Politics in East Asia

The strongman leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping has drawn partners to his style of leadership. Partners include other strongmen in the world like President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and President Donald Trump of the US.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Nov.30, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Debate Regarding US Navigation Policy in the South China Sea: Another Perspective
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The Debate Regarding US Navigation Policy in the South China Sea: Another Perspective

PacNet, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, recently carried a debate between Stanford scholar Donald Emmerson and Harvard-affiliated scholar Andrew Taffer focusing on the US practice of “fly, sail, and operate anywhere international law allows.”
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.29, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Why is Pakistan Distancing Itself from the US?
Politics,South Asia

Why is Pakistan Distancing Itself from the US?

Pakistan hoped that allying with the US would strengthen its regional standing and position it comfortably against India. Pakistani expectations, however, have witnessed only partial success. The last few years have intensified the squeeze in bilateral engagements.
By Muhammad Daim Fazil   |  Nov.28, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
US Liberal Media Vs Asian Reporting of Trump’s Asia Trip
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

US Liberal Media Vs Asian Reporting of Trump’s Asia Trip

US President Donald Trump embarked on his first official trip to Asia in November 2017. The American mainstream or liberal media, almost in unison, put a negative spin on his trip. The Asian media’s account was largely positive and laudatory of the US president.
By John F. Copper  |  Nov.27, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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