Ukraine conflict

Ukraine Conflict: The Pros and Cons of China as Global Peace Mediator

By Dr Zeno Leoni Some early indications suggest that China may want to negotiate on behalf of the rest of the world with Russia on...
Debris

Peace: An Unneglectable Hard Power

By Chan Kung Ukraine’s peace efforts have just ended up in failure. Many countries, including China, have demanded peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, and Chinese...
beijing olympics

Beijing Olympics May Get Points for Boosting China’s International reputation, But Games are Definitely...

The 2022 Winter Games in Beijing provide many benefits for China, and really don’t have any downsides for the country. For China’s leader, Xi Jinping,...

Russia and China’s Growing ‘Friendship’ is More a Public Relations Exercise Than a New...

By Marcin Kaczmarski and Natasha Kuhrt Against the backdrop of a western diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, China and Russia have marked the...

The Costly RCEP Ratification Debacle of the Philippine Senate

By Dr. Dan Steinbock President Duterte initiated the RCEP deal in early September. Without Senate ratification, the country is about to lose hundreds of millions...
China & Taiwan

‘One China’ Principle: What This Interesting Aspect of Diplomacy Means for China and Taiwan

By Colin Alexander The tense triangular relationship between the US, China and Taiwan has emerged once again amid escalating military tensions across the Taiwan Strait. The status...
Mao Zedong

China: Don’t Mistake Xi Jinping’s Crackdowns for a Second Cultural Revolution

Mao Zedong, when he was close to death in the mid-1970s, told those around him that he regarded his two greatest achievements as establishing...
PH 2022

PH 2022 Getting Ugly: Deep Divides, Xenophobia, US-China Tensions

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Overshadowed by US-Sino friction and xenophobic rhetoric, the 2022 election campaigns are getting ugly. Old elites hope to derail leading candidates...
Elections

Philippine 2022 Election amid elevated US-China Tensions

By Dan Steinbock         Overshadowed by US-Sino friction and xenophobic rhetoric, the 2022 election campaigns are getting ugly. Old elites hope to derail...
China Trade

China’s Leadership at an Inflection Point – What Does it Mean for Trade?

By Andre Wheeler With much of the world’s attention being focussed on Glasgow and the Climate Summit, not much is being said about China’s absence....

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