The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?
Politics,China,East Asia
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jul 2018

The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?

In May 2018, China and Japan agreed to start operating a maritime and air liaison mechanism, aiming to avert accidental clashes and avoid military misunderstanding and misjudgment in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.
North Korea’s Denuclearization: Echoes of China’s Reform and Opening-up?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Stephen R. Nagy - 17 Jul 2018

North Korea’s Denuclearization: Echoes of China’s Reform and Opening-up?

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

By Hong Zhao - 16 Jul 2018

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?

What did Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un discuss during the three Xi-Kim meetings in China? The three meetings showed the immense importance of Beijing to the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan
Economy,East Asia

Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan

Chinese tourists to Japan are on the rise. In 2017, 26 percent of Japan’s total visitor arrivals came from China. A weak Japanese yen, rise of budget airlines, China’s easing of outbound tourism, Japan’s visa deregulation and a growing Chinese middle class are the reasons.
Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue
Security,East Asia

Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue

The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue are two of the most important security dialogues regionally and globally. The Xiangshan Forum was inaugurated in 2006 and it became a Track 1.5 event in 2015. The Shangri-La Dialogue has been going strong as well.
By Tai Wei Lim - 19 Jun 2018 | 38 comments Read more...
China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics
Politics,Economy,East Asia

China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics

Japan’s investment in China and bilateral trade have suffered setbacks in recent years. Unlike the slowing down of economic relations, the new geopolitical situation has encouraged the leaders from the two countries to seek more intimate diplomatic ties.
China is Key to Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

China is Key to Peace on the Korean Peninsula

To facilitate peace on the Korean Peninsula, North and South Korea and the US are not the only critical actors. Russia, Japan and China are also strategically significant, but it is China which will be the most crucial for the US in the next phase of facilitating real peace.
Trump-Kim Summit: Singapore as Inspiration for the North Korean Economy?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Trump-Kim Summit: Singapore as Inspiration for the North Korean Economy?

Beyond the Sentosa agreement, what could potentially be significant about Kim Jong-un’s visit to Singapore is how it could mirror Deng Xiaoping’s pivotal 1978 Singapore visit. Could Kim Jong-un be inspired to implement a similar economic reform program for North Korea?
Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation

On May 24, 2018, the African country of Burkina Faso announced that it was breaking diplomatic relations with Taiwan. It was the second such setback for Taipei in one month. The Dominican Republic made the same move just over three weeks earlier.
US-North Korea Summit: A Bumpy Road to Peace
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

US-North Korea Summit: A Bumpy Road to Peace

The world celebrated with great fanfare when a breakthrough was reached for US President Donald J Trump to meet his North Korean counterpart Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
By Tai Wei Lim - 31 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Growing Public Dissatisfaction with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen
Politics,East Asia

Growing Public Dissatisfaction with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen

On May 20, 2018, Tsai Ing-wen celebrated her two-year anniversary as President of Taiwan. Polls by political organizations and media agencies found greater public dissatisfaction with Tsai since she took office in 2016.
By Xiaolin Duan - 28 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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