US May Enforce North Korea Sanctions Without UN Approval
Hotspots,East Asia
By Mark J. Valencia - 12 Mar 2018

US May Enforce North Korea Sanctions Without UN Approval

The US is trying to organize a "coalition of the willing" to interdict US listed suspect ships carrying UN-banned cargo to or from North Korea. If it fails to win support to do this from Russia and China, the US may be willing to use necessary force without UNSC approval.
Filibustering: Flawed in Principle and Bad for Hong Kong
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Richard Cullen - 09 Mar 2018

Filibustering: Flawed in Principle and Bad for Hong Kong

The Fall of Tsai’s Middle Way in Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

By Xiaolin Duan - 05 Mar 2018

The Fall of Tsai’s Middle Way in Taiwan

Transnational Crime and the Isolation of Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

Transnational Crime and the Isolation of Taiwan

The Spanish 2017 extradition of 121 Taiwanese suspects to mainland China met with Taipei’s protests. However, it suggests a deep acceptance of Taiwan’s international isolation based on Beijing’s “One China Principle”.
Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options

Through re-examining survey data on political identities in Hong Kong since 1997, we refute the widespread assumption that national and local identities are in a zero-sum relationship and argues for a measurement of identities different from the standard approach.
Why Is Taiwanese Nationalism Declining?
Politics,East Asia

Why Is Taiwanese Nationalism Declining?

At the end of 2017 and the start of 2018, public opinion surveys in Taiwan showed a decline in Taiwanese nationalism. The percentage of people who identify as Taiwanese-only went down, while that of dual-identity (of both Taiwanese and Chinese) went up.
By Dongtao Qi - 13 Feb 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Japanese Ties and the Political Thaw in Northeast Asia
Politics,China,East Asia

Sino-Japanese Ties and the Political Thaw in Northeast Asia

On January 27-28, 2018, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono visited Beijing to improve bilateral relations between the two countries. The Chinese side reciprocated and publicly announced its intention to improve relations with Japan.
By Tai Wei Lim - 09 Feb 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Unfreezing China-Japan Relations: Easier Said than Done?
Politics,China,East Asia

Unfreezing China-Japan Relations: Easier Said than Done?

On January 5, 2018, at Jiji Press’ New Year Party, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he wants to make this a year that people recognize that the Japan-China relationship improves significantly.
By Xiaolin Duan - 31 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Is the Cross-Strait Relations Trio in Harmony?
Politics,East Asia

Is the Cross-Strait Relations Trio in Harmony?

The cross-strait relations trio since Tsai Ing-wen took office shows increasing political confrontation on one hand, and steady economic and improving social relations on the other. The three relations have developed into separate “melodies” following different dynamics.
By Dongtao Qi - 30 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
China and Japan Must Address Shared Marine Environmental Emergencies
Environment,East Asia

China and Japan Must Address Shared Marine Environmental Emergencies

The January 6, 2018 collision between the Panamanian-flagged Iranian-owned tanker Sanchi and the Hong Kong-registered grain freighter CF Crystal in the East China Sea has created a potential environmental disaster. China and Japan have been slow to respond.
Why Taiwan Won’t Become Independent
Politics,East Asia

Why Taiwan Won’t Become Independent

Taiwan’s pro-independence activists undermine the importance of material factors and place an overemphasis on the fact that Taiwan is a democracy when they conclude that Taiwan deserves self-autonomous rights to determine its own fate and it will surely be welcomed by the world.
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jan 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival
Economy,East Asia

Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the cooperation of Keidanren for persuading Japan’s large MNCs to raise their wages to stimulate consumer spending. These are all necessary ingredients for Abenomics to work and run its full course.
By Tai Wei Lim - 15 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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