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Asia Pacific Politics

Will the South China Sea dispute mark the downfall of ASEAN?

The South China Sea dispute revolves around territorial claims, and could have a significant impact on the future of ASEAN.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Singapore latest to be punished by China’s opportunism

China’s seizure of Singapore’s military assets is part of a larger effort to punish neighbours for geo-political faux pas and cozy relations with the U.S.

Asia Pacific Economics

Political risks rock China’s tourism industry

From South Korea to Thailand, political risks will continue to significantly impact China’s tourism sector in the coming weeks.

Economics North America

Despite new tax, China’s interest in Canada remains strong

Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.

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 Security

Taiwan’s new government must tread lightly

Recently, Beijing has warned Taiwan about the passage of a proposed law that could jeopardise the fragile balance between the two sides. While President-elect Tsai will take office in less

Asia Pacific Politics

Taiwan’s election portents new dynamic with Beijing

The new path charted by Ms Tsai’s political vision could represent an important opportunity for Taiwan to restore its prestige as a valuable economic and strategic partner for neighbouring nations.

Asia Pacific Politics

Tsai’s dynasty: Taiwan’s new approach to China

After eight years of a pro-China administration, Taiwan, the only Chinese-speaking democracy on earth, has elected the pro-independence Tsai Ing-wen. Some fear this will put to question eight years of

Asia Pacific Politics

2015 Asia Risks in Retrospect: Is Potential Conflict Giving Way to Tacit Rule Making?

From defense spending, banks, trade pacts, and historical baggage, take a look back at the main events and risk in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015. In 2015, East Asian relations

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Mercosur leaders meet. U.S. energy policy takes effect. Taiwan Presidential Candidates debate. Central African Republic votes for president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Mercosur Heads of State Meet in Paraguay On Monday, the