The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan:  New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,China,Southeast Asia
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 01 Mar 2016

The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan: New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations

On March 8, 2015, a Tatmadaw fighter jet battling rebels from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in the Kokang region accidentally bombed a village in Gengma county in China’s Yunnan province, destroying a house.
The Middle East and China's “Belt and Road”: Xi Jinping's 2016 State Visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran
Economy,China

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 29 Feb 2016

The Middle East and China's “Belt and Road”: Xi Jinping's 2016 State Visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran

Al-Shabab and the Garissa Massacre:  Implications For China in East Africa
Security,China

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 29 Feb 2016

Al-Shabab and the Garissa Massacre: Implications For China in East Africa

The US, China, and the AIIB:  From Zero-Sum Competition to Win-Win Cooperation?
Economy,China

The US, China, and the AIIB: From Zero-Sum Competition to Win-Win Cooperation?

The unexpected support from the UK and other US allies for the AIIB shows that many countries don’t share the US’ understanding of the AIIB as representing a zero-sum competition for global influence.
China’s Fugitive Officials and Vanishing Fortune
Politics,China

China’s Fugitive Officials and Vanishing Fortune

Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption tsar, disclosed that in 2015 the Operation Skynet had repatriated 1023 fugitives and recovered three billion yuan in stolen money.
Di Ba’s Facebook Battle: Chinese Internet Memes Gone “Good”?
Cyberspace,China

Di Ba’s Facebook Battle: Chinese Internet Memes Gone “Good”?

On January 20, 2016, users of “Di Ba” organized a social media war to flood the official pages of pro-Taiwan independence media like Sanlih E-Television as well as fan pages of Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, among others, with memes and messages.
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