May 28, 2017

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China’s Belt And Road Initiative Still Pushing Coal

Construction crew at Sahiwal coal power plant in Pakistan's Punjab province.

China’s involvement in coal power projects abroad casts a shadow over its first Belt and Road Forum, writes Feng Hao. Read More »

China’s Role in an Emerging Global Order

A view of Shanghai skyline. (Photo by Bon Adrien, Creative Commons License)

For some commentators, China’s rising international status presages the eclipse of a Western-dominated liberal order. In reality, China’s position within an emerging global order that is both inclusive and legitimate has yet to be clearly defined. Read More »

The Limits to Chinese Political Power

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China must be dealt with as it is — case by case, rule by rule, situation by situation. Seeing China clearly as it is requires understanding and accepting the limits on anyone’s power to change it inside or outside the system, and working with the China we have, not the China that even President Xi encourages to dream of 50 or a 100 years hence. Read More »

The Default Next Move for Oil is Downwards, And Here’s Why

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As traders, investors and pundits, we all like to think that what we do is akin to a science. We believe that by working harder and being smarter we can give ourselves an edge, that enough research will reveal to us the next move, either a long term trend or an intraday blip on a chart, and that we can ... Read More »

Beyond Russian Attack Helicopters Sale to Pakistan

MI-35 will enhance Pakistan's counter-terrorism capabilities.

Pakistan's acquisition of advanced Russian MI-35 attack helicopters is a significant shift in Moscow's policy towards the South Asian nation. Islamabad is also purchasing Viper platforms from the US besides actively considering to acquire advanced Z-10 combat helicopters from China. Read More »

Pakistan: The China Crossroads

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The China Pakistan Economic Corridor will act as an economic force-multiplier for South Asia with India a major beneficiary connecting it across the land bridge of Pakistan with Central Asia and the Middle East. Read More »

EU Divided Over Radio Spectrum Allotment

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Allotting spectrum is becoming more important as hyper-connectivity gathers pace. Europe is divided over apportionment of radio spectrum in the face of rising threats of its use by fundamentalists for recruitment. Read More »

Taiwan’s Young Rise Up

Young Taiwanese played a crucial role in determining the outcome of Taiwan’s recent elections. (Photo by  billy1125, Creative Commons License)

Young Taiwanese, inspired by the Sunflower Movement to become more politically active and serve as government watchdogs, played a crucial role in determining the outcome of Taiwan’s recent elections. Read More »

Will Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa Win a Third Term?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) at a campaign rally in December last. (Photo via President Mahinda Rajapaksa's office, Creative Commons License)

As the poll draws close Sri Lankans look set to have their closest election in more than a decade. But President Rajapaksa is still favored to win. Read More »

Chinese Vintners are Winning Renown as Wine Industry Soars

Chinese decoration for bottles. (Photo by François, Creative Commons License)

China’s fast-growing wine industry is beginning to earn international acclaim and attract foreign talent. Read More »