Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election
Politics,East Asia
By Xiaolin Duan - 06 Jun 2019

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election

In the primary election of the DPP, Tsai is challenged by William Lai, a former Premier of the Executive Yuan. Lai’s popularity rate is higher than Tsai in most polls. It is quite likely that Tsai will fail to win the nomination of DPP and lose the chance of being re-elected in the general election.
Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign
Politics,Society,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2019

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World
Politics,Society

By Andrea Chloe Wong - 14 May 2019

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World

Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was on a nine-day state visit to China which concluded on April 30, 2019. Invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Bhandari also attended and addressed the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
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A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?
Politics,Society,China

A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?

Xi Jinping Thought is a product of its time. China is maturing as an economic identity and is also indigenizing and entrenching its model of development. The philosophy appears to be a response to that maturation and emergence as a major power.
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Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?
Politics,East Asia

Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?

The liberal Western media have talked and written extensively about America’s relations with Taiwan under Trump. Their narratives embraced two themes: the relationship was managed badly and Taiwan is a “card” Trump is playing against China.
India’s General Election Won’t Alter Ties with China
Politics,China,South Asia

India’s General Election Won’t Alter Ties with China

China is understandably keeping a close watch on India’s general election in April-May 2019. Irrespective of the election results, India’s policy towards China is not likely to change significantly.
Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?
Politics,Society,China

Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizes meritocracy and would like to apply it to every corner of public governance in China. Can meritocracy, which looks set to be regenerated by China, enlighten public governance in China and beyond?
Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan

Pakistan has been trying to draw foreign direct investment, and one of the important developments during Mahathir’s visit was the ground breaking ceremony for Malaysian car maker Proton’s assembly plant near Karachi in Sindh Province.
Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is facing significant challenges to his legitimacy. He appears to be in a dilemma over how to deal with measures taken by the European Union to suspend the Kingdom’s preferential access to the EU Single Market.
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