US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?
Politics,Economy,China
By Tai Wei Lim - 13 Jul 2018

US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.
Development of China’s High Technology Industry
Economy,China

By Min-Hua Chiang - 12 Jul 2018

Development of China’s High Technology Industry

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

By John F. Copper - 10 Jul 2018

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative
Environment,China

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

China is moving ahead with the Belt and Road Initiative. However, clear policy guidance on exactly how to ensure that the construction of infrastructure projects is pursued in an environmentally sustainable way is largely absent from the debate.
US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable
Security,Hotspots,China

US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable

The war of words and tit-for-tat provocative actions of China and the US regarding the South China Sea could spiral out of control. Thus, it is a good time for analysts and decision makers to step back and distinguish between hope (the possible) and reality (the probable).
Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War

In the clash of the titans between the US and China, with a potential trade war looming in the background, trade in advanced technology and their intellectual property rights protection appear to be at the core and center of this disagreement.
By Tai Wei Lim - 28 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry
Politics,China,South Asia

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry

Afghanistan is one country where both India and China are investing their resources and reputations. However, unlike other countries and matters on which they compete and diverge, Afghanistan is being imagined as a possible theater of cooperation between the two.
Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout
Politics,Economy,China

Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout

As the G7 meeting was held close to the SCO gathering, observers did not fail to notice the contrasts between the two. They noted that there appeared to be strong unity within the SCO, while the G7 ended in a disagreement between the leaders of Canada and the US.
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
How China is Reshaping the International Order
Politics,Economy,China

How China is Reshaping the International Order

China is reshaping international economic governance and increasing its strategic influence. If Trump’s US alienates its friends and allies, China may continue to enhance its regional and world influence. But that will remain much less than that of the US for a long time to come.
ZTE Settlement: One Hit for the US, but More Battlegrounds Ahead?
Economy,China

ZTE Settlement: One Hit for the US, but More Battlegrounds Ahead?

Why did ZTE settle after its initial announcements to be in a state of shock and that the denial order caused major operating activities to cease? Perhaps it is as simple as China’s desire that it does not want an escalation of bilateral trade friction.
Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?
Politics,China,South Asia

Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?

Iran shares a close economic relationship with China. Trade between both countries was estimated at USD 37 billion for the year 2017. India too has high stakes in Iran. Apart from investing in Chabahar Port, it has significantly increased its oil imports from Iran.
The Future of Military Relations between China and the US
Security,China

The Future of Military Relations between China and the US

On May 23, 2018, the US Department of Defense announced it had withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in the RIMPAC 2018 multinational naval exercise. Does it represent a major setback in Sino-US military relations?
By Xiaobo Liu - 07 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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