The position of Taiwan in the US' foreign policy is becoming less important, as Beijing has long seen the island as an integral part of its territory.
China’s rise in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world has been a hot-topic since the kick-off of the early reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping. Although China’s success was mostly recognized in the fields of economy and the country’s modernization, in other fields the perception has been different. Special emphasis is given to fostering an amicable picture of China in the international realm and the global attraction to China’s traditional culture has always been an important …
Amid the cooling of the cross-Strait relationship, Taiwan's Kuomintang Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu has started a much-anticipated trip to the Chinese mainland to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, sending a signal that Hung has gained support from the mainland.
Despite the fact that China is playing a bigger role in global governance, it has no reason to overturn the current global norms. Its joining of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can be seen as an indication that China is a good participant and performer in the global governance.
The upcoming meeting between President Xi Jinping and Hung Hsiu-chu, chairwoman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) party, shows mainland’s efforts to promote a peaceful and stable cross-Strait relationship, though breakthroughs are unlikely in the short term given the fundamental differences over political issues between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
Beijing's decision to give the "quasi-national treatment" to the Taiwanese people has put the self-ruled island's leader Tsai Ing-wen in a dilemma.
While many people think that there are numerous barriers for Chinese investments in the US, it is because sometimes people tend to overstate the problem as there are no explicit rules for judging what kind of investments may threaten national security.
The two presidential candidates, Clinton and Trump, have been engaging in a war of words and going after the weaknesses of each other hammer and tongs. Some media describe it as the “most vicious presidential debate in terms of words”. In my view, the two debates went out of control, with the second one even worse than the first because of more verbal attacks.
Now, global attention has turned to BRICS countries, with the expectation that the BRICS mechanism could lead developing countries to propel the transition from “Western governance” to “Eastern and Western shared governance” which signals the coming of neo-globalization.
It’s been only three months since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines, and he has been trying to repair the China-Philippines relationship, an “icebreaking” move which looks like a sudden change out of strategic considerations. However, breaking the “ice” between China and the Philippines which has been frozen for five years doesn’t necessarily mean the Philippines will take a pro-China policy.