America’s Strategic Misjudgment and Miscalculation in the South China Sea Issue
Security,Hotspots,China
By Yongnian Zheng - 31 Mar 2016

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

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 31 Mar 2016

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

2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy
Economy,China

By Sarah Y Tong - 30 Mar 2016

2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy

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...
Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity  Agreement with Barack Obama
Cyberspace,China

Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity Agreement with Barack Obama

Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement with US President Barack Obama in September 2015 to curb “cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property.”
America’s Dangerous Strategic Probes in the South China Sea
Security,China

America’s Dangerous Strategic Probes in the South China Sea

The US is using a steady progression of small, incremental steps to impose costs on China while avoiding an escalation to military conflict.
By Bo Hu - 28 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The AIIB through the Lens of the ADB
Economy,China

The AIIB through the Lens of the ADB

How does the new multilateral development bank appear through the lens of its nearly-half-a-century old predecessor?
Is Australia Becoming an Appendage of the US Rebalance?
Security,China

Is Australia Becoming an Appendage of the US Rebalance?

Can Beijing hope for a somewhat independent or balanced Australian analysis of the changing Indo-Pacific regional order? The DWP’s treatment of the US rebalance doesn’t inspire confidence.
By Feng Zhang - 24 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China

There are valuable lessons that policy makers can draw from the successful defense of the Singapore dollar against depreciation pressure in 1985 and interestingly, the case bear many resemblances to the RMB situation today.
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