The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle
Politics,China,East Asia
By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 23 Feb 2017

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.  
Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?
Security,East Asia

By Huong Le Thu - 21 Feb 2017

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 17 Feb 2017

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together

Will De-Sinification in Taiwan Succeed?
Politics,East Asia

Will De-Sinification in Taiwan Succeed?

A gradual process of asserting things non-Chinese started when a greater sense of Taiwanese-ness emerged under Lee Teng-hui after the March 1996 presidential election. When opposition candidate Chen Shui-bian became president in May 2000, the push for de-Sinification got into full swing.  
A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Autonomy and Maturity
Society,East Asia

A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Autonomy and Maturity

This series deals with Japan’s history from the middle of 1800 to 2000. These 150 years are divided into 9 periods, and each volume focuses on ten or twenty years. The second keystone of the series is the emphasis on the power, order and style of the traditional society, and the autonomy and maturity of the Japanese society.
By Yanming Li - 08 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Nation Building
Society,East Asia

A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Nation Building

This series deals with Japan’s history from the middle of 1800 to 2000. These 150 years are divided into 9 periods, and each volume focuses on ten or twenty years. The first fundamental view from the series is the process of building the modern nation state of Japan.
By Yanming Li - 06 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Adhering to One China Policy is Crucial for Trump
Politics,China,East Asia

Adhering to One China Policy is Crucial for Trump

Does US President Donald Trump have in mind two Chinas; One China, One Taiwan; or Taiwanese independence? If the US abandons the One China policy before a peaceful Chinese reunification, the situation in East Asia will be unstable.  
Sino-Japanese Relations: Trending Towards Realism or Pessimism?
China,East Asia

Sino-Japanese Relations: Trending Towards Realism or Pessimism?

Sino-Japanese relations, a cyclical process alternating between pragmatic separation of economics and politics and a deep freeze with articulated announcements signifying tensions, have recently seen pessimistic and realist perspectives come into play.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics
Politics,East Asia

Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics

The return of pro-independence DPP to power, large-scale protests against government reforms, a KMT in crisis and an unstable US-China-Taiwan relationship all point to a tougher year ahead for Taiwan.
By Dongtao Qi - 20 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work
Politics,East Asia

Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work

US President-elect Donald Trump might meet Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen on her stopover visit to the US close to his inauguration. It seems that the price of Taiwan is going higher and higher, yet could Trump really get what he wants in the bargain?  
By Yanzhuo Xu - 12 Jan 2017 | 1 comments Read more...
Historical Memories: A Critical Factor in China’s Japan Policy
Politics,China,East Asia

Historical Memories: A Critical Factor in China’s Japan Policy

The Chinese consciousness of the historical memories of Japan’s wartime aggression have trumped China’s “new thinking” on Japan in the present time. China’s historical consciousness hence makes Beijing’s Japan policy highly constrained, leaving less room for reconciliation between the two countries.
By Amrita Jash - 09 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Deciphering Tsai Ing-wen’s Next Moves
Politics,East Asia

Deciphering Tsai Ing-wen’s Next Moves

The call between Tsai and Trump has shattered the status quo. If Trump and his advisors still choose to not to understand China’s mind and heart, Beijing may have no choice but, for example, to establish diplomatic relations with those 21 countries which still support Taipei.
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