Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options

Through re-examining survey data on political identities in Hong Kong since 1997, we refute the widespread assumption that national and local identities are in a zero-sum relationship and argues for a measurement of identities different from the standard approach.
Why Is Taiwanese Nationalism Declining?
Politics,East Asia

By Dongtao Qi - 13 Feb 2018

Why Is Taiwanese Nationalism Declining?

Sino-Japanese Ties and the Political Thaw in Northeast Asia
Politics,China,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 09 Feb 2018

Sino-Japanese Ties and the Political Thaw in Northeast Asia

Unfreezing China-Japan Relations: Easier Said than Done?
Politics,China,East Asia

Unfreezing China-Japan Relations: Easier Said than Done?

On January 5, 2018, at Jiji Press’ New Year Party, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he wants to make this a year that people recognize that the Japan-China relationship improves significantly.
By Xiaolin Duan - 31 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Is the Cross-Strait Relations Trio in Harmony?
Politics,East Asia

Is the Cross-Strait Relations Trio in Harmony?

The cross-strait relations trio since Tsai Ing-wen took office shows increasing political confrontation on one hand, and steady economic and improving social relations on the other. The three relations have developed into separate “melodies” following different dynamics.
By Dongtao Qi - 30 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
China and Japan Must Address Shared Marine Environmental Emergencies
Environment,East Asia

China and Japan Must Address Shared Marine Environmental Emergencies

The January 6, 2018 collision between the Panamanian-flagged Iranian-owned tanker Sanchi and the Hong Kong-registered grain freighter CF Crystal in the East China Sea has created a potential environmental disaster. China and Japan have been slow to respond.
Why Taiwan Won’t Become Independent
Politics,East Asia

Why Taiwan Won’t Become Independent

Taiwan’s pro-independence activists undermine the importance of material factors and place an overemphasis on the fact that Taiwan is a democracy when they conclude that Taiwan deserves self-autonomous rights to determine its own fate and it will surely be welcomed by the world.
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jan 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival
Economy,East Asia

Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the cooperation of Keidanren for persuading Japan’s large MNCs to raise their wages to stimulate consumer spending. These are all necessary ingredients for Abenomics to work and run its full course.
By Tai Wei Lim - 15 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Understanding the US-China Impasse on North Korea
Hotspots,East Asia

Understanding the US-China Impasse on North Korea

It appears that the US and China are at odds about resolving the North Korean nuclear weapons and missile threat problem. This is especially so since President Trump accused China of breaking UN sanctions by shipping oil to North Korea. China denies the charge.
Political Leadership in East Asia
Politics,East Asia

Political Leadership in East Asia

Political succession in East Asia may be an outcome of factional compromises, such as the habatsu factional politics in Japan; or the pre-eminence of one leader, such as the “core leadership” in China; or the anti-nepotism, anti-corruption, and anti-cronyism of South Korea.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Strongman Politics in East Asia
East Asia

Strongman Politics in East Asia

The strongman leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping has drawn partners to his style of leadership. Partners include other strongmen in the world like President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and President Donald Trump of the US.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 Nov 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
US Liberal Media Vs Asian Reporting of Trump’s Asia Trip
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

US Liberal Media Vs Asian Reporting of Trump’s Asia Trip

US President Donald Trump embarked on his first official trip to Asia in November 2017. The American mainstream or liberal media, almost in unison, put a negative spin on his trip. The Asian media’s account was largely positive and laudatory of the US president.
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