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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.