Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 2)

    By Christine Loh and Richard Cullen Dec. 09, 2018
    It is more than 21 years since Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China. Much has happened that is positive since 1997. At the same time there have been recurring political incidents and stand-offs. Could the HKSAR see a positive future within China?

    Analyzing the Outcomes of the ASEAN Summit

    By Tai Wei Lim on Dec. 06, 2018

    South China Sea: What’s Behind the Conflict between China and the US?

    By Xiaobo Liu on Dec. 05, 2018

    Will the Sino-Myanmar Railway be Revived?

    By Nian Peng on Dec. 04, 2018
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Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 2)
Politics,Economy,China

Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 2)

It is more than 21 years since Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China. Much has happened that is positive since 1997. At the same time there have been recurring political incidents and stand-offs. Could the HKSAR see a positive future within China?
The US Should Change its Approach to the Philippines
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The US Should Change its Approach to the Philippines

Washington DC based analysts sharply criticized the policy and actions of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration regarding China’s actions in the South China Sea, reflecting the US government concern that under Duterte it is “losing” the Philippines.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Dec.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?
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US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change? by Ross Darrell Feingold and Elizabeth Freund Larus

Will the Sino-Myanmar Railway be Revived?
Economy,Security,Southeast Asia

Will the Sino-Myanmar Railway be Revived?

In October 2018, the MoU on the feasibility study of the Muse-Mandalay railway, a part of the USD 20 billion Sino-Myanmar railway, was signed. This led to the speculation that the canceled Sino-Myanmar railway might be resumed.
By Nian Peng   |  Dec.04, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?
Politics,Hotspots

US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?

US mid-term election results reveal that the electorate is divided in its support of President Donald J. Trump and his policies. As the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019, do not expect House Democrats to seek immediate and drastic changes in US foreign policy.
Taiwan’s Mid-term Elections: Tsai’s Policy Failures and KMT’s Revival
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Mid-term Elections: Tsai’s Policy Failures and KMT’s Revival

In the local elections in late November 2018, the KMT was surprisingly revived thanks to the DPP’s policy failures. The KMT not only successfully won three special municipalities, it also occupied more seats than the DPP in five special municipalities’ parliaments.
By Xiaolin Duan   |  Dec.01, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Sub-national Ties Strong Despite China-US Trade Tensions
Politics,Economy,China

Sub-national Ties Strong Despite China-US Trade Tensions

One of the important dimensions of the China-US relationship are the sub-national linkages between Chinese provinces and US states. Links between Chinese and US cities, and Chinese provinces as well as US states, have played a role in giving a fillip to economic relations.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Nov.30, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Imran Khan’s China Visit: A Much-needed Reality Check
Politics,China,South Asia

Imran Khan’s China Visit: A Much-needed Reality Check

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went to China eyeing immediate financial assistance to negotiate a bailout package from the International Monitory Fund. The joint statement issued marking the end of Khan’s visit did not mention any assistance package.
By Abdul Basit   |  Nov.29, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Decoding Netanyahu’s Oman Visit
Politics,Hotspots

Decoding Netanyahu’s Oman Visit

The Omani media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had visited the sultanate of Oman in the last week of October 2018, and met with its Sultan Qaboos Said al Said, something that Netanyahu’s office also confirmed.
By Aditi Bhaduri  |  Nov.28, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Explaining the Results of Taiwan’s Mid-Term Election
Politics,East Asia

Explaining the Results of Taiwan’s Mid-Term Election

On November 24, 2018, Taiwan held its mid-term election or its “Nine-in-One Election.” By almost every measure, the KMT won big, and the DPP lost big. President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chair of the DPP, signifying the failures of her administration.
By John F. Copper   |  Nov.27, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
South China Sea: Drone Development and Use Outpacing International Law
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

South China Sea: Drone Development and Use Outpacing International Law

The US and China are increasingly confronting each other militarily in the South China Sea. The US is deploying new undersea drones in multiple sizes and diverse payloads. China’s use of drones in the East China Sea has already raised political hackles.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.26, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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