Why US Criticism of the Belt and Road Initiative Is Not Enough?

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Shunde

顺德未来

随着粤港澳大湾区的组成,顺德的未来将与大湾区息息相关。本文将从大湾区出发讲述顺德最新发展方向,让读者了解顺德未来发展前景和机会。
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Shunde’s Future
Shunde

Shunde’s Future

With the launch of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the future of Shunde will be closely related to the GBA. This article will use the GBA as a starting point to discuss the latest developmental direction of Shunde.
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Understanding Australia-US Relations and the Rise of China
Politics,Security,China,South Asia

Understanding Australia-US Relations and the Rise of China

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, met with President Trump in Washington in September, 2019. At that meeting, Mr Trump initially signalled the possibility of a military strike against Iran, as the pair discussed the special relationship between the two nations.
By Richard Cullen   |  Nov.19, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
A Shift in US Arctic Policy: Can It Play the China Card Wisely?
Politics,Economy,China

A Shift in US Arctic Policy: Can It Play the China Card Wisely?

US Vice President Mike Pence, in a visit to Iceland, warned about his concern on Russia’s aggression in the Arctic and China’s increasing activities in the region. Pence is one of several senior US officials who frames US engagement in the Arctic targeting at Russia and China.
By Nong Hong  |  Sep.25, 2019  |  2 comments Read more...

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The Rise of China in the Supercomputer Race
Economy,Cyberspace,China

The Rise of China in the Supercomputer Race

The US reclaimed global supercomputer leadership in 2019 with the Summit and Sierra, and China’s Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2A are number 3 and 4 ranking supercomputers in the June 2019 TOP500 list.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan   |  Sep.20, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
South Korea-Japan Frictions: From Trade Conflict to Security Issues
Politics,East Asia

South Korea-Japan Frictions: From Trade Conflict to Security Issues

Whenever South Korea and Japan became closer, the bilateral relationship somehow always broke apart in the end when historical memories surfaced. The two countries co-hosted the football World Cup in 2002, perhaps the greatest upswing in their relationship.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Sep.19, 2019  |  1 comments Read more...
Is “One Country, Two Systems” Doomed To Fail?
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Is “One Country, Two Systems” Doomed To Fail?

“One country, two systems” is concocted to resolve the challenges facing the 1997 Hong Kong reversion to Chinese rule. The emphasis over a political construct suitable to Chinese conditions meant that problems over “one country, two systems” is not unexpected.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan   |  Sep.18, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s First Year in Office
Politics,South Asia

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s First Year in Office

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won the election in July 2018. One year down the line, Khan is finding himself in a weak position for more than one reason. Currently, Khan faces two challenges: the Pakistan Army and the domestic economy.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Sep.17, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?
Politics,Hotspots,South Asia

Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?

A US official tried to bribe the captain of a tanker carrying Iranian oil to deliver the ship into US hands. He emailed, “With this money, you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age…If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you.”
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Sep.16, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China
Politics,China,South Asia

Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China

Compared with China’s high-profile anti-corruption campaign, the so-called “tiger hunt”, India has been more impressive on promoting a clean government, based on data from the Corruption Perception Index over the past few years.
By Lina Vyas and Alfred M. Wu  |  Sep.16, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?
Politics,Economy

Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?

Argentine has defaulted on its sovereign debt eight times since independence in 1816, and the country has been punctuated with regular economic crises in the past 70 years. The issue on hand is not so much about Argentine default, but the judgement and approach of the IMF.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan   |  Sep.13, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Whither Hong Kong’s Summer of Discontent?
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Whither Hong Kong’s Summer of Discontent?

On September 4, 2019, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that she will officially withdraw the extradition bill which caused much anguish and anxiety in Hong Kong. Protestors did not accept Lam’s withdrawal of the bill as it came too little, too late.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Sep.12, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...

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