Japan Warms Up to China and Approves Anti-Terror Bill
China,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Jun 2017

Japan Warms Up to China and Approves Anti-Terror Bill

Pro-Beijing factions in Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party see an AIIB membership as a way to improve Sino-Japanese relations but those who oppose it may be worried about rivalry with the Asian Development Bank.
The US’ China Policy: A Perspective from Asia
Politics,China

By Bo Yuan Chang - 27 Jun 2017

The US’ China Policy: A Perspective from Asia

Can Taiwan Officials and Politicians Play a Role in the Chinese Mainland?
Politics,China,East Asia

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 23 Jun 2017

Can Taiwan Officials and Politicians Play a Role in the Chinese Mainland?

Trump’s Emerging Policy Towards China and the South China Sea
Politics,China

Trump’s Emerging Policy Towards China and the South China Sea

The outlines of the Trump administration’s policy toward China and the South China Sea are emerging from a fog of confusing and contradictory statements and actions. It is beginning to look more or less like a continuation of that of the Obama administration, with some new twists.
China’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Region
Economy,China

China’s Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

Within the Asia-Pacific, there are opportunities for China’s role to grow, for example, by contributing to the region’s connectivity through the Belt and Road Initiative and the multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.  
By Tai Wei Lim - 14 Jun 2017 | 1 comments Read more...
India, Nepal and the Belt and Road Initiative: A Triangular Analysis
Economy,China,South Asia

India, Nepal and the Belt and Road Initiative: A Triangular Analysis

In a surprising move on May 12, 2017, just a day before the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Nepal signed the framework agreement in Kathmandu. However, this has raised strategic apprehensions in India.
By Rishi Gupta - 05 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Missing Links in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China

Missing Links in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

With deepening cooperation between China and countries along the Belt and Road, more needs to be done in institutional arrangement, policy chains, risk assessment and control as well as communication at different levels.
Beijing’s “Summit Blue”: What Does It Say about China’s Smog Woes?
Environment,China

Beijing’s “Summit Blue”: What Does It Say about China’s Smog Woes?

When world leaders gathered in Beijing for the first Belt and Road Forum in May 2017, they were greeted by clear blue skies. However, five days after the conclusion of the Forum, Beijing residents braced for another round of polluted days caused by photochemical smog.
By Gang Chen - 30 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Belt and Road Initiative and “Restored” Globalization
China

The Belt and Road Initiative and “Restored” Globalization

Opponents of the Belt and Road Initiative see it as part of China’s grand strategy to assert its power and influence. A counternarrative embedded in the BRI’s developmental approach to be pursued multilaterally is that it is instead restoring globalization.
Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership
Economy,China,East Asia

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Maritime Silk Road in World History
Economy,China

The Maritime Silk Road in World History

Technology and the establishment of trading outposts along maritime coastal lines were some of the important developments that culminated in what would eventually be known as the Maritime Silk Road.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Harmony in a World of Contradictions
Society,China

Harmony in a World of Contradictions

We live in a world of contradictions. However, there is no doubt that the Chinese mind and heart prefer to emphasize harmony. Confucius speaks of the Middle Way. Facing a dilemma, a person would choose not to go to extremes.
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