Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations
Politics
By John F. Copper - 23 Mar 2017

Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations

One might argue that US President Donald Trump lacks a worldview. In fact, as he was campaigning to become president, he developed a worldview. There were two choices for him: Preserve the liberal democratic globalism model, or shift to the realist, sovereign nation-state mode of maintaining world order.
Taiwan and the February 28 Incident: Piecing the Facts Together
Politics,East Asia

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 22 Mar 2017

Taiwan and the February 28 Incident: Piecing the Facts Together

Cambodia between China and Vietnam: A Balancing Act
Politics,Southeast Asia

By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po - 16 Mar 2017

Cambodia between China and Vietnam: A Balancing Act

Dealing with Trump: India Needs to Think Outside the Box
Politics,Security,South Asia

Dealing with Trump: India Needs to Think Outside the Box

India needs to act fast and come up with innovative methods to deal with the US President. It is likely that during his visit to the US, the Indian PM will be accompanied by top business leaders from various industries including the IT and pharmaceutical sectors.
Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?
Politics,China,East Asia

Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?

It may be that Trump’s tête-à-tête with Xi was more important than simply the two leaders resolving the one-China issue. It included the two leaders inviting each other to visit their country. It seemed to represent détente following more than a month of hostile exchanges.
Why Japan Has to Keep Apologizing
Politics,Society,East Asia

Why Japan Has to Keep Apologizing

Why did Shinzo Abe not follow the footsteps of then-German Chancellor Willy Brandt who unexpectedly fell to his knees towards the victims of the April 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and remained there for more than a minute?
CPPCC 2017: Hot Topics at China’s Top Political Advisory Session
Politics,China

CPPCC 2017: Hot Topics at China’s Top Political Advisory Session

The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference offers a platform for sectors like non-government organizations, minority groups, and special administrative regions to raise their opinions. One aspect that will draw the most attention will be the development of the One Belt One Road initiative.
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Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)
Politics,China

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)

Scholars have discovered that imperial China was neither uniquely benevolent nor uniquely violent. William A. Callahan criticizes the reconstruction as an “idealized version of a hierarchical Sinocentric world order with the Chinese empire at the core and loyal tributary states and barbarians at the periphery.”
Will the Western Media Prod America and China into War?
Politics,Hotspots,China

Will the Western Media Prod America and China into War?

The negative news and the predictions of China’s collapse were “old hat.” As time passed, these accounts were discredited. So, the Western media had to reset. One tack is to push China and Trump’s America into conflict.
Trump’s Foreign Policy: How Will It Impact India?
Politics,Security,South Asia

Trump’s Foreign Policy: How Will It Impact India?

In recent days, India’s attention has been on some of the changes introduced by the administration of US President Donald Trump. They include restrictions on H1-B visas, as well as the US’ attempt to get the UN to impose a ban on Masood Azhar, the head of Jaish-E-Mohammed.
Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (I)
Politics,China

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (I)

China’s reemergence in the 21st century has led to a gradual change in the historical consciousness of Chinese leaders who are more willing to celebrate the glories of imperial China, reconstructed as the benevolent center of East Asia, so as to advance the agenda of China’s rise.
The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle
Politics,China,East Asia

The Harmonious Dimension of the One-China Principle

Facing the dilemma of having to handle “two Chinas,” “One China, One Taiwan” or “Taiwan independence,” Beijing’s One-China principle appeared a few months before the signing of a mutual defense treaty between Washington and Taipei in December 1954.  
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