South Asia
  • Donglang Standoff and China-India Relations
    2017-10-12 Liu Zongyi
    After two months of tension, the standoff at Donglang (Doklam) finally ended peacefully in late August 2017. Donglang revealed India’s strategic ambition and its dissatisfaction towards China’s regional policies. Most importantly, the outco... [FULL TEXT]
  • How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines
    2017-10-09 Dan Steinbock
    Despite opposition, President Duterte's Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.On October 4, President Duterte signed ... [FULL TEXT]
  • BRICS: Unity is power
    2017-09-04 Zhu Ming
    China will host the ninth BRICS leaders' summit in Xiamen, a coastal city in southeast China's Fujian Province, in September. I think that the most important issue for China as host at this year’s BRICS summit is unity. As President Xi Jinp... [FULL TEXT]
  • BRICS summit forges path for new decade
    2017-09-01 Liu Zongyi
    With the complete withdrawal of the Indian military from the Doklam region on Monday, a 71-day border standoff was brought to an end and effectively ushered in a more favorable political atmosphere for the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen on Sept... [FULL TEXT]
  • New Delhi may disrupt BRICS Summit to blackmail Beijing
    2017-08-16 Liu Zongyi
    Nearly two months after Indian troops crossed into China's Doklam area, they still refuse to withdraw. The standoff will unavoidably affect the BRICS summit to be held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, in September.India orchestrated the standoff... [FULL TEXT]
  • From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis
    2017-08-14 Dan Steinbock
    The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis. Recently, the Association of Southeas... [FULL TEXT]
  • India’s attitude may hinder Tibet’s B&R involvement
    2017-07-24 Liu Zongyi
    A number of provinces and cities are eager to be involved in the "Belt and Road"(B&R) initiative, including Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The opening-up of Tibet is in line with the general trend, but due to some historical and... [FULL TEXT]
  • Fundamental issues impede US-India ties
    2017-07-03 Liu Zongyi
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US last week has become a hot topic among media outlets in India, the US and China over the past few days. The focus is not limited to Modi's first official trip to Washington since Trump's... [FULL TEXT]
  • Belt and Road remains open to India despite absence at recen...
    2017-06-03 Liu Zongyi
    The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in mid-May held in Beijing attracted more than 130 countries. Even the US and Japan sent high-level delegations to participate in China's biggest diplomatic event of the year. In... [FULL TEXT]
  • China can help Myanmar with its problems
    2017-05-22 Zhou Shixin
    Despite significant political changes in Myanmar in recent years, leaders from the country and from China have maintained a high level of mutual trust, as reflected by frequent visits and the consensus reached on a number of issues.In Augus... [FULL TEXT]