National Interests, International Law, and China’s Position on the South China Sea Disputes
Security,Hotspots,China
By Jiangyu Wang - 06 Apr 2016

National Interests, International Law, and China’s Position on the South China Sea Disputes

China’s non-participation policy in the South China Sea arbitration case goes against its own national interests, as there are probably better ways to deal with the difficulties that China is facing in the South China Sea disputes.
Iron Silk Road:  The Rise of China and the Expansion of High Speed Railways
Economy,China

By Sirma Altun Kucukarslan - 05 Apr 2016

Iron Silk Road: The Rise of China and the Expansion of High Speed Railways

Will Tobin Tax Work in China?
Economy,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 04 Apr 2016

Will Tobin Tax Work in China?

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan
Economy,China

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan

China's 13th Five-Year Plan includes concrete plans for expressways, airports, railways, and urban mass transit. Just as important, it includes an extra USD 93 billion for poverty alleviation.
How are Chinese Investors Protected in Investment Agreements?
Economy,China

How are Chinese Investors Protected in Investment Agreements?

ISDS provisions are a common feature of trade and investment agreements, and aim to give investors protection from discriminatory treatment by the states who are parties to these agreements.
By Tam Teo - 01 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
America’s Strategic Misjudgment and Miscalculation in the South China Sea Issue
Security,Hotspots,China

America’s Strategic Misjudgment and Miscalculation in the South China Sea Issue

The US has misjudged China, its intention and its role. It based its judgement on its own historical experience as an expansionistic empire and its deeply rooted great power ideology, and not on China’s diplomatic performance in the region.  
The Brussels and Lahore Bombings of March 2016 and Their Implications for China’s War on Terror
Security,China,South Asia

The Brussels and Lahore Bombings of March 2016 and Their Implications for China’s War on Terror

The Brussels attack and last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris have the potential to sway the shocked governments of Western Europe to offer greater support for China’s ongoing struggle against Uighur jihadists in Xinjiang.
2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy
Economy,China

2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy

Although economic deceleration is expected and is not necessarily a terrible outcome for China, concerns over the transition are warranted. Indeed, the economy is facing numerous constraints, domestically and externally.
By Sarah Y Tong - 30 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Lianghui 2016: Expectations and Challenges - Interview with Yongnian Zheng
Politics,China

China’s Lianghui 2016: Expectations and Challenges - Interview with Yongnian Zheng

The annual Chinese Lianghui of 2016, or plenary meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National People's Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is significant for the observation of China’s political, economic and social trends.
China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast  Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects

In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, both of which constitute the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) development framework.
Has China's Institutionalization Failed?
Politics,China

Has China's Institutionalization Failed?

While the 18th Party Congress has brought about momentous changes that have led to uncertainties about the Chinese political future, underlying these changes are in fact concerted efforts towards reinforcing further institutionalization of Chinese politics.
China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?
Economy,Society,China

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?

The recent housing boom in the high tier cities is a product of supportive policies, easy monetary environment, strong demand, increasing price of land, and various informal financing means.
By Zhihua Zhou - 29 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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