A Fresh Chinese Critique of the South China Sea Arbitration Decision

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim May. 18, 2018
    A team of legal experts from the Chinese Society of International Law has just published a major critique of the PCA arbitral award in the case of Philippines v. China on their South China Sea dispute in the Chinese Journal of International Law.

    New Technologies to Boost China’s Smart Cities Project

    By Tai Wei Lim on May. 22, 2018

    The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik

    By Mark J. Valencia on May. 21, 2018

    Mahathir’s Re-Election: People’s Rage is Main Factor

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim on May. 17, 2018
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New Technologies to Boost China’s Smart Cities Project
Economy,Cyberspace,China

New Technologies to Boost China’s Smart Cities Project

China has ambitions to build a modernized economy that is integrated into the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and big data. The smart cities ambition is likely to be a subset of such ambitions.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  May.22, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik

In a recent posting in The Diplomat, Tuan N. Pham denies that realpolitik can triumph or has triumphed over moralpolitik and urges the US not to “back down” in the South China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  May.21, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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China-India Border Dispute: Stabilizing Military Relations is Key to Peace
China,South Asia

China-India Border Dispute: Stabilizing Military Relations is Key to Peace

The unresolved boundary question has evolved to become the characteristic feature of India-China relations. Having been peaceful and stable for over six decades since the 1962 War, it was the 2017 Doklam stand-off that brought back the boundary dilemma to the fore.
By Amrita Jash   |  May.16, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Will Mahathir Put a Brake on Chinese Mega Projects in Malaysia?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Will Mahathir Put a Brake on Chinese Mega Projects in Malaysia?

Hours after the Mahathir-led opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan clinched a surprising victory at the Malaysian 14th General Election, Mahathir told reporters that his new government “may renegotiate” some deals with China.
By Tuan Yuen Kong and Jianyue Xue  |  May.15, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The 2018 Malaysian Elections: After the Shock, What’s Next?
Politics,Southeast Asia

The 2018 Malaysian Elections: After the Shock, What’s Next?

Malaysia’s 92-year old Dr Mahathir Mohamad is voted back into power. He is likely to reach out to other opposition figures as well as anti-Najib factions within the former ruling party, as he pursues justice for the scandals plaguing Malaysian politics.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  May.14, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Are China-US Relations Entering a Dangerous New Phase in the South China Sea?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Are China-US Relations Entering a Dangerous New Phase in the South China Sea?

Most analysts agree that China and the US are locked in a seminal long-term struggle for dominance in Asia. A new and more dangerous phase in their troubled relationship may be beginning and one window on this dynamic is their behavior in the South China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  May.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Mahathir: The Strongman Returns
Politics,Southeast Asia

Mahathir: The Strongman Returns

On the morning of May 10, 2018, Malaysians woke up to the return of their long-time political strongman Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Mahathir had a decisive victory and it seemed voters in rural as well as urban areas were in favor of bringing him back.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  May.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Thanos and the Population Bomb
Economy,Society,Environment

Thanos and the Population Bomb

The concerns about population in Avengers: Infinity War have deep precedents in environmentalist thought, including the works of Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  May.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
China-ASEAN Relations: Adjustment and Cooperation Needed
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

China-ASEAN Relations: Adjustment and Cooperation Needed

ASEAN needs to make substantive adjustments to meet new challenges and adapt to new situations. They need to discuss and communicate with Beijing and come up with a role for ASEAN that plays to its strengths in the process.
By Hong Zhao   |  May.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Is the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit the "Beginning of New Peace" ?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Is the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit the "Beginning of New Peace" ?

Kim Jung-un crossed the 38th Parallel line southward for the historic third inter-Korean summit on April 27, 2018. It was a 12 hour-long event that included a summit talk, a break, a stroll, the monumental event of planting a tree, and a banquet.
By Jaewoo Choo  |  May.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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China And The Eurasian Economic Union: Prospects For The Silk Road Economic Belt

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Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia

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