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Asia Pacific Security

Should Taiwan’s missile mishap be a concern for investors?

Taiwan’s missile launch feeds into steadily worsening relations with the Mainland. Should investors in Formosa be concerned? On July 1st, as the Chinese Communist Party celebrated its 95th anniversary, a

Asia Pacific Politics

National People’s Congress sets the tone in China

The annual gathering of the National People’s Congress, which runs through March 16, represents an important chance for the CCP’s leadership to consolidate its power, but also a critical opportunity

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Assessing China’s strategy in the Middle East

President Xi Jinping’s tour of the Middle East reveals China’s willingness to expand its role in the region in order protect vital strategic interests in its quest to becoming a

Asia Pacific Politics

China’s Party Plenum focuses on economic stabilization

After four days of intense discussion, the elites of the Chinese Communist Party have elaborated a framework for the 13th Five Year Plan that will define new strategies for the

Asia Pacific Politics

China’s anti-corruption campaign means business

What should businesses expect as China’s anti-corruption campaign continues? Businesses with investments or trade interests in China are understandably alarmed by the scope of the expanding anti-corruption campaign. If they themselves have

Asia Pacific Politics

Xi Jinping’s reforms a sign of the Chinese state maturing

Leadership transitions in China are often marked by radical departures from existing policy and the imposition of policy diametrically opposite to the status quo. The “China Dream” is a version 3.0

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s mortgages pose risk to financial system

Zero-down payment mortgages in China suggest an increasingly risky Chinese financial system, with symptoms similar to those seen leading up to the U.S. credit crisis. Home buyers all over China, from Guangzhou and

International Politics

Is South Sudan a game-changer in China’s foreign policy?

China’s active bid for South Sudan’s peace deal may mark a shift away from its traditional ‘non-interference’ foreign policy towards a more proactive role in global politics. Despite China’s unprecedented rise