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What China’s Aircraft Carrier Means for its Naval Defence Capabilities

On April 26 at the Dalian Shipyard, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier.

Asia Pacific Economics Special Reports

Special Report: Can China overcome the Malacca Dilemma through OBOR and CPEC?

‘One Belt, One Road’, is the brainchild of Xi Jinping, aimed at investing USD $1 trillion across its Western heartlands and the entirety of Eurasia.

Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 2: China and the world

Part two of a two-part look at what is in store for China in 2017. China’s catch-22 – being a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while tending towards isolation.

Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 1: China at home

This is the first of a two-part analysis on what is in store for China in 2017. It explores China’s catch-22 — the fact that it is further integrating itself internationally and becoming a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while concomitantly showing signs of turning inwards and becoming isolationist.

Asia Pacific Politics

Is football finally making its way home to China?

The Chinese government is well aware of the benefits of football in promoting their own ideological agenda, nationalism and political unity.

Asia Pacific Politics

Despite appearances, China is not a walking contradiction

China’s behaviour often appears contradictory to Western eyes: to discover the truth we need to understand why China’s dialectic tradition confuses us so.

Asia Pacific Politics

Six political trends shaping China today

In China, a number of significant political events have materialised. These will play a monumental role in defining the global political landscape in years to come.

Asia Pacific Politics

China and the glass ceiling of diplomatic sophistication

The diplomatic sophistication of the People’s Republic of China is evident, but recent incidents are a reminder that this behavior is situational.

Economics South and Central Asia

China’s new state-backed venture capital fund to boost innovation

China recently announced the establishment of a new state-backed venture capital fund. The fund aims to bolster innovation, but will it live up to the buzz?

Europe Politics

The South China Sea ruling: The view from the UK

The UK’s response to The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on the South China Sea should avoid any miscalculation towards China.