Time for a Reality Check on BRI-related Projects
Politics,Economy,China
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jul 2019

Time for a Reality Check on BRI-related Projects

In the first six months of 2019, China moved on a number of fronts in the Belt and Road Initiative. Many of these projects aimed to create a win-win situation with the recipients of the funds. However, there were some issues that highlighted challenges of the BRI.
Confusion and Uncertainty Cloud US-China Trade Truce
Politics,Economy,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 11 Jul 2019

Confusion and Uncertainty Cloud US-China Trade Truce

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 03 Jul 2019

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?

UK-China Relations: Will Economics Trump Security Concerns?
Politics,Economy,China

UK-China Relations: Will Economics Trump Security Concerns?

The UK may not be China’s first priority in terms of economic engagement, it has however become important as a consequence of China’s ties souring with not just the US but also with Australia.
Hangzhou and Alibaba: The Dynamic Duo of Industry 4.0 in China
Economy,Cyberspace,China

Hangzhou and Alibaba: The Dynamic Duo of Industry 4.0 in China

Alibaba is using “City Brain”, an Artificial Intelligence system, to help ease traffic flow in Hangzhou. Meanwhile, an AI town has been established next to Alibaba’s headquarters and indicates Hangzhou’s plan to lead the fourth industrial revolution within China.
By Tai Wei Lim - 26 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War

The punitive American tariffs aim more at checking Beijing’s technological ambitions and less at reducing the US trade deficit. Washington’s long-term fear is that China seeks to dislodge the US from its global primacy.
India’s Iran Dilemma
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India’s Iran Dilemma

The importance of Iran for India cannot be overstated. India is Iran’s second largest crude importer, after China. Tensions over Iran’s nuclear and missile program this time around, and the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, have created another round of problems for India.
Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game
Politics,Economy,China

Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game

Russia is moving ahead with the Chinese Huawei 5G system co-development. Some consider the partnership between Russia and China in 5G systems to be a form of informal techno alliance. Some call it the new techno “iron curtain” or even an electronic “Cold War”.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China
Politics,Economy,China

The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China

The 21st century will arrive only with the arrival of 5G standard in mobile communications which, though already working as a pilot project in various countries, will only be rolled out on a large scale in the year 2020.
US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?

Since July 6, 2018, China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war. No matter who wins the trade battle at the end, the US is in danger of becoming a big power with a damaged prestige sustaining a shaky liberal world order.
By Yu Fu - 14 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Trump versus the Democrats on China
Politics,Economy,China

Trump versus the Democrats on China

Almost daily the US mainstream media report that the Democratic Party opposes everything President Donald Trump does or wants to do. Everything that is except Trump’s tough stance on trade with China! They agree with it. They even applaud it.
China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing

China is keen to gain access to ports worldwide, as most of its exports are delivered by sea. By building port terminals and logistics centers, China can simultaneously increase its control over the supply line of its exports and use several international seaways for trade.
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