The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun
Security,Hotspots,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Feb 2019

The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun

The announcement of Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi as the site of the second Trump-Kim summit has truly marked the Southeast Asian nation’s coming of age. It shows that Vietnam has truly come into prominence on the global stage.
Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection
Environment,East Asia

By Xinyue Zhang - 18 Feb 2019

Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection

Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?
Politics,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 12 Feb 2019

Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?

Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War
Economy,East Asia

Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War

Taiwan’s economy strongly relies on exporting intermediate goods to China for final assembly. In the milieu of the escalating China-US trade war, if the US extends its tariff retaliation to ICT products, this could weigh down Taiwan’s export performance.
Is Kim Jong-un Seeking “Alternative Path” Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Is Kim Jong-un Seeking “Alternative Path” Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?

Ahead of the second Trump-Kim summit, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un made a visit to Beijing between January 8-9, 2019. The North Koreans may be using this visit to pursue what Kim calls an “alternative path” in his New Year speech.
By Tai Wei Lim - 28 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Rising Uncertainty in the Washington-Beijing-Taipei Triangle in 2019
Politics,East Asia

Rising Uncertainty in the Washington-Beijing-Taipei Triangle in 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the necessity and urgency to think about possible ways of political unification. This was widely considered as Xi’s public demonstration of his determination to resolve the Taiwan issue within his term as the Chinese leader.
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The Revised US-South Korea FTA: Towards Fairer Trade?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

The Revised US-South Korea FTA: Towards Fairer Trade?

The revised KORUS FTA was implemented on January 1, 2019. While South Korea made concessions on automobiles, steel and aluminum, the US only promised to ease Korean textile exports to America. The FTA can be a model for US trade deals with other Asian countries.
Taiwan Midterm Elections: Hints for the 2020 Presidential Election?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan Midterm Elections: Hints for the 2020 Presidential Election?

Some celebrated the functioning democracy in Taiwan, the only Chinese society in the world to be practising liberal democracy. For some, the election results represented possibilities for retooling relations with Beijing, but others fear this would send the wrong signals to Beijing.
By Tai Wei Lim - 09 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The DPP Electoral Debacle Was Predestined by Three Public Opinion Trends
Politics,East Asia

The DPP Electoral Debacle Was Predestined by Three Public Opinion Trends

The results of Taiwan’s 2018 nine-in-one local elections surprised many observers. There are three important public opinion trends that paved the way for the DPP’s debacle and the KMT’s victory.
By Dongtao Qi - 02 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
China and Japan’s Business Cooperation in Third Countries
Economy,China,East Asia

China and Japan’s Business Cooperation in Third Countries

In October 2018 during the China-Japan Forum on Third Country Business Cooperation, over 50 Memorandums of Understanding were signed. The most important one was on financial support for Chinese and Japanese companies in their business cooperation in third countries.
By Amrita Jash - 26 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region
Security,East Asia,South Asia

The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region

Making the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) more than a buzzword, on 15 November 2018, leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States met on the sidelines of the 13th East Asian Summit in Singapore.
By Amrita Jash - 13 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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 - 01 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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