Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?
Politics,Society,China

Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizes meritocracy and would like to apply it to every corner of public governance in China. Can meritocracy, which looks set to be regenerated by China, enlighten public governance in China and beyond?
The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?
Politics,Economy,China

By Yu Fu - 11 Apr 2019

The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?

Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 10 Apr 2019

Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan

Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is facing significant challenges to his legitimacy. He appears to be in a dilemma over how to deal with measures taken by the European Union to suspend the Kingdom’s preferential access to the EU Single Market.
Japan-North Korea Ties: Will There Be an Abe-Kim Summit?
Politics,Security,East Asia

Japan-North Korea Ties: Will There Be an Abe-Kim Summit?

Buoyed by the media attention on the first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, Japan has been trying hard to lobby for its own bilateral leadership summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
By Tai Wei Lim - 05 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
What’s Troubling the EU-US Alliance?
Politics,Economy,China

What’s Troubling the EU-US Alliance?

Recently, the ties between the United States and the European Union have been strained by a number of strategic and economic issues, including NATO and trade matters, the Iran nuclear deal, the China factor and controversies surrounding Huawei and the 5G network.
Who Will Win the 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election?
Politics,East Asia

Who Will Win the 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election?

Taiwan will have its presidential election in early 2020. Several politicians in the two leading parties have started their election campaign, while the KMT Mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu and non-partisan Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je are also expected to run for the seat.
By Xiaolin Duan - 03 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Project Still a Deadlock
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Project Still a Deadlock

China’s policy towards the Myitsone dam has seen several changes since Myanmar suspended the project in 2011. The NLD government pursued for compensation for reneging on the terms of the contract rather than resuming the project.
By Nian Peng - 01 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Saudi Ties and its Influence across South and West Asia
Politics,Economy,China

Sino-Saudi Ties and its Influence across South and West Asia

President Xi Jinping told Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman that China is a good friend and partner to Saudi Arabia. Beijing firmly supports Riyadh in its economic diversification drive and social reform and has offered to connect its Belt and Road Initiative with Saudi Vision 2030.
What’s Behind the India and Pakistan Conflict in Kashmir
Politics,South Asia

What’s Behind the India and Pakistan Conflict in Kashmir

India and Pakistan have been fighting over Kashmir since their independence and the situation is exacerbating with time. Tensions flared once again on February 14, 2019, when more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in India-administered Pulwama.
Will the New Chinese Investment Law Defuse Trade Tensions?
Politics,Economy,China

Will the New Chinese Investment Law Defuse Trade Tensions?

China passed a new investment law in March 2019. It has been welcomed quite universally as a step in the right direction by foreign investors keen on engaging the Chinese market and industries.
By Tai Wei Lim - 26 Mar 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits
Politics,Economy,China

Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits

In February 2019, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman traveled to three Asian capitals: Islamabad, New Delhi, and Beijing. In each of the three capitals that he visited, the Crown Prince signed deals worth billions of dollars.
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