Written by Yu-Shan Wu, Chris Alden and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos. Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the world should abandon protectionism and commit itself to an open global economy. A recent summit in Beijing that focused on China’s most ambitious foreign […]
Written by Henrik Selin. President Trump’s much-anticipated decision to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change strikes another blow against the current multilateral international order by his administration and reinforces its America First stance toward the world.
Written by Damien Kingsbury. Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ is sometimes referred to as constituting Hong Kong’s autonomy from China. This is, in principle, confirmed under Hong Kong’s 1997 Basic Law. However, autonomy arrangements can reflect less, and rarely more, than their legal framework implies. Of course, […]
Written by James Samuel Johnson. After decades of peace, East Asia is racked with tension – and its two dominant military powers are jostling for supremacy in an extremely alarming way. The US and China are accumulating increasingly advanced military systems to enable and enhance the assets they […]
Written by Zhiqiong June Wang. Corruption is thought to cost China US$86 billion each year. Widespread corruption at all levels of Chinese society also worsens economic inequality, which could potentially lead to social unrest. Although no one doubts the importance of efforts to curb graft, anti-corruption campaigns under […]
Written by Craig Mark. Japan could finally be gearing up for the first-ever change to its constitution. In a recent video address to a pro-constitutional revision lobby group on the Constitution Day public holiday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared “the time is ripe” to begin a debate on […]