Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China
Society,China
By Zhuoyi Wen - 09 Mar 2017

Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China

This initiative transfers previous state in-house production to government purchase-of-services, and enables social organizations to produce and deliver social services in several projects. In China, project-based and post-based purchases are two typical models.
Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?
Politics,China,East Asia

By John F. Copper - 08 Mar 2017

Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?

CPPCC 2017: Hot Topics at China’s Top Political Advisory Session
Politics,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Mar 2017

CPPCC 2017: Hot Topics at China’s Top Political Advisory Session

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects
Economy,China,South Asia

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

Athough CPEC offers more opportunities to Pakistan given the global connectivity of trade and investment expanded by China, yet the major question is how Pakistan and China can bring this vision into reality keeping in view the changing geopolitics in the South Asian region.
Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)
Politics,China

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)

Scholars have discovered that imperial China was neither uniquely benevolent nor uniquely violent. William A. Callahan criticizes the reconstruction as an “idealized version of a hierarchical Sinocentric world order with the Chinese empire at the core and loyal tributary states and barbarians at the periphery.”
Will the Western Media Prod America and China into War?
Politics,Hotspots,China

Will the Western Media Prod America and China into War?

The negative news and the predictions of China’s collapse were “old hat.” As time passed, these accounts were discredited. So, the Western media had to reset. One tack is to push China and Trump’s America into conflict.
Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (I)
Politics,China

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (I)

China’s reemergence in the 21st century has led to a gradual change in the historical consciousness of Chinese leaders who are more willing to celebrate the glories of imperial China, reconstructed as the benevolent center of East Asia, so as to advance the agenda of China’s rise.
The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle
Politics,China,East Asia

The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle

Facing the dilemma of having to handle “two Chinas,” “One China, One Taiwan” or “Taiwan independence,” Beijing’s One-China principle appeared a few months before the signing of a mutual defense treaty between Washington and Taipei in December 1954.  
The Governing Logic of the Chinese Communist Party
Politics,Society,China

The Governing Logic of the Chinese Communist Party

Deng Xiaoping, having witnessed in the early 1990s the fall of communist regimes in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, correctly analysed that the regimes’ downfalls were due to their inability to develop their economies and provide welfare for their people.  
The Maritime Silk Road: Its Past, Present and Future
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

The Maritime Silk Road: Its Past, Present and Future

In the revived contemporary interest in the Maritime Silk Road, narratives about Zheng He may become part of the current discourse on Chinese plans to revive the maritime trading route which spans cities from China to Italy.
By Tai Wei Lim - 14 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s “Belt and Road” and Maritime Southeast Asia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Maritime Southeast Asia

An effect of the warming relations between China and the Philippines has been the de-emphasis in Manila of the South China Sea dispute. This de-escalation of tensions has brought a surge of Chinese investment, as well as possible Sino-Philippine joint exploration of resources in the South China Sea.  
China’s “Belt and Road” and Mainland Southeast Asia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Mainland Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia straddles both the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, and the projects promise to stimulate economic development and trade in the participating nations. China and ASEAN seek to raise their trade to USD 1 trillion by 2020.
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