Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?
Politics,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 12 Feb 2019

Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?

The international media has been playing up difficulties between Tokyo and Seoul over a number of issues. Seoul is canceling the foundation set up by both countries in 2016 that promotes reconciliation and healing over the comfort women issue.
Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War
Economy,East Asia

By Min-Hua Chiang - 07 Feb 2019

Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War

Is Kim Jong-un Seeking “Alternative Path” Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 28 Jan 2019

Is Kim Jong-un Seeking “Alternative Path” Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?

Rising Uncertainty in the Washington-Beijing-Taipei Triangle in 2019
Politics,East Asia

Rising Uncertainty in the Washington-Beijing-Taipei Triangle in 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the necessity and urgency to think about possible ways of political unification. This was widely considered as Xi’s public demonstration of his determination to resolve the Taiwan issue within his term as the Chinese leader.
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The Revised US-South Korea FTA: Towards Fairer Trade?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

The Revised US-South Korea FTA: Towards Fairer Trade?

The revised KORUS FTA was implemented on January 1, 2019. While South Korea made concessions on automobiles, steel and aluminum, the US only promised to ease Korean textile exports to America. The FTA can be a model for US trade deals with other Asian countries.
Taiwan Midterm Elections: Hints for the 2020 Presidential Election?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan Midterm Elections: Hints for the 2020 Presidential Election?

Some celebrated the functioning democracy in Taiwan, the only Chinese society in the world to be practising liberal democracy. For some, the election results represented possibilities for retooling relations with Beijing, but others fear this would send the wrong signals to Beijing.
By Tai Wei Lim - 09 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The DPP Electoral Debacle Was Predestined by Three Public Opinion Trends
Politics,East Asia

The DPP Electoral Debacle Was Predestined by Three Public Opinion Trends

The results of Taiwan’s 2018 nine-in-one local elections surprised many observers. There are three important public opinion trends that paved the way for the DPP’s debacle and the KMT’s victory.
By Dongtao Qi - 02 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
China and Japan’s Business Cooperation in Third Countries
Economy,China,East Asia

China and Japan’s Business Cooperation in Third Countries

In October 2018 during the China-Japan Forum on Third Country Business Cooperation, over 50 Memorandums of Understanding were signed. The most important one was on financial support for Chinese and Japanese companies in their business cooperation in third countries.
By Amrita Jash - 26 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region
Security,East Asia,South Asia

The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region

Making the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) more than a buzzword, on 15 November 2018, leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States met on the sidelines of the 13th East Asian Summit in Singapore.
By Amrita Jash - 13 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s Mid-term Elections: Tsai’s Policy Failures and KMT’s Revival
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Mid-term Elections: Tsai’s Policy Failures and KMT’s Revival

In the local elections in late November 2018, the KMT was surprisingly revived thanks to the DPP’s policy failures. The KMT not only successfully won three special municipalities, it also occupied more seats than the DPP in five special municipalities’ parliaments.
By Xiaolin Duan - 01 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Explaining the Results of Taiwan’s Mid-Term Election
Politics,East Asia

Explaining the Results of Taiwan’s Mid-Term Election

On November 24, 2018, Taiwan held its mid-term election or its “Nine-in-One Election.” By almost every measure, the KMT won big, and the DPP lost big. President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chair of the DPP, signifying the failures of her administration.
The Modi-Abe Meeting and the Emerging Strategic Equation
Politics,East Asia,South Asia

The Modi-Abe Meeting and the Emerging Strategic Equation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on October 28, 2018 as part of the 13th annual summit between the two countries had brought to the fore the dynamics of the Indo-Japan bilateral relationship amidst the shifting contours of global politics.
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