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Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
March 21, 2019
Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
The candidacy of William Lai, a supporter of Taiwanese independence, is a stunning challenge to the more centrist Tsai administration.
Taiwan’s Presidential Race Has a Surprise Contender: Tsai Ing-wen's Former Premier
Vatican Renews Overtures to China Ahead of Xi’s Italy Visit
March 21, 2019
Vatican Renews Overtures to China Ahead of Xi’s Italy Visit
After a breakthrough in China-Vatican relations, speculation is mounting that Xi will meet Pope Francis this week.
Vatican Renews Overtures to China Ahead of Xi’s Italy Visit
Beijing: Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Must Comply With Chinese Laws
March 20, 2019
Beijing: Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Must Comply With Chinese Laws
Dalai Lama says it is possible that his successor might be found in India.
Beijing: Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Must Comply With Chinese Laws
China-El Salvador Relationship Wobbles
March 18, 2019
China-El Salvador Relationship Wobbles
El Salvador President-elect Nayib Bukele criticized China publicly amid his U.S. visit.
China-El Salvador Relationship Wobbles
China’s Ivory Ban: A Work in Progress
March 15, 2019
China’s Ivory Ban: A Work in Progress
China’s ban will not be enough to save the world's elephants if it does not address its booming illegal ivory trade.
China’s Ivory Ban: A Work in Progress
Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
March 15, 2019
Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
The populist mayor of Kaohsiung is a cultural phenomenon who looks set to make his presence known in Taiwan’s presidential race.
Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
China’s Double Standard on Terrorism
March 15, 2019
China’s Double Standard on Terrorism
While Beijing clamps down on Muslims in its own territory, it provides cover for Pakistan’s support of extremist groups.
China’s Double Standard on Terrorism
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
March 14, 2019
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
For all the overtures to China that Rome is making, Italy has not yet settled on what kind of relationship it actually wants.
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
Mapping China's Investments in Europe
March 14, 2019
Mapping China's Investments in Europe
The last eight years have seen a paradigm shift in Chinese investments in Europe.
Mapping China's Investments in Europe
China Once Again Blocks India's Bid to List JeM Founder as Global Terrorist
March 14, 2019
China Once Again Blocks India's Bid to List JeM Founder as Global Terrorist
For the fourth time in 10 years, China put a “technical hold” on the proposal to sanction Masood Azhar.
China Once Again Blocks India's Bid to List JeM Founder as Global Terrorist
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
March 12, 2019
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
The debt trap isn’t a national strategy. Instead, unchecked profit motive is driving Chinese firms to exploit poor nations.
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
China in Postwar Syria
March 11, 2019
China in Postwar Syria
Beijing is set to be a major player as Syria rebuilds – but that includes footing the lion’s share of the bill.
China in Postwar Syria
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
March 08, 2019
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
In 2017, I asked if Xi Jinping’s signature strategy was increasing crime and terrorism. Today, are we any closer to an answer?
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
What Protests in Algeria and Sudan Mean for China
March 08, 2019
What Protests in Algeria and Sudan Mean for China
Given the historical and economic importance of Algeria and Sudan to China, Beijing will be watching the current protests carefully.
What Protests in Algeria and Sudan Mean for China
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
March 08, 2019
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
China’s plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao integration demonstrates the “One Country, Two Systems” model for Taiwan.
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?
March 08, 2019
As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?
Kim’s train ride through China would have sent mixed signals about the country’s development model.
As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?
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