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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 Security

Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea

In this special guest post, Dr. Mohan Malik, a professor in Asian Security at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, looks at how the collapse of the Chinese stock market and

Asia Pacific Security

How China is reforming its military

After months of discussion, President Xi has finally launched the expected reform of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), saluted as one of the most radical and at the same time

Asia Pacific Politics

China’s corruption crackdown leads to Zhou’s arrest

In his fight against corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to target both “tigers and flies.” But his next target appears to be a tiger, as Zhou Yongkang, one of the