South Asia
  • With new official, will China-India ties be hit?
    2018-01-09 Liu Zongyi
    At the very beginning of 2018, the Indian government announced the appointment of Vijay Gokhale, India's former ambassador to China, as the next foreign secretary succeeding S. Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure on January 28. Th... [FULL TEXT]
  • China hopes to get past obstacles in Nepal economic ties
    2017-12-05 Liu Zongyi
    Nepal is on the UN list of least developed countries (LDCs), and even though it has considerable potential, Chinese investors have found that it is hard to do business there.In November, the Nepalese government decided to abandon a $2.5 bil... [FULL TEXT]
  • Lack of Authoritative Leadership Hinders India’s Reform
    2017-11-01 Liu Zongyi
    Why is India having trouble promoting economic reform? It may be due to the political ecology of this country. India lacks a centralized authority similar to that of China, led by the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is the driving for... [FULL TEXT]
    2017-10-31 Liu Zongyi
    How would you describe the growth of the China-India bilateral relationship so far?Dr. Liu Zongyi (LZ): I think the India-China bilateral relationship improved significantly only after former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visit... [FULL TEXT]
  • Donglang Standoff and China-India Relations
    2017-10-12 Liu Zongyi
    After two months of tension, the standoff at Donglang (Doklam) finally ended peacefully in late August 2017. Donglang revealed India’s strategic ambition and its dissatisfaction towards China’s regional policies. Most importantly, the outco... [FULL TEXT]
  • How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines
    2017-10-09 Dan Steinbock
    Despite opposition, President Duterte's Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.On October 4, President Duterte signed ... [FULL TEXT]
  • BRICS: Unity is power
    2017-09-04 Zhu Ming
    China will host the ninth BRICS leaders' summit in Xiamen, a coastal city in southeast China's Fujian Province, in September. I think that the most important issue for China as host at this year’s BRICS summit is unity. As President Xi Jinp... [FULL TEXT]
  • BRICS summit forges path for new decade
    2017-09-01 Liu Zongyi
    With the complete withdrawal of the Indian military from the Doklam region on Monday, a 71-day border standoff was brought to an end and effectively ushered in a more favorable political atmosphere for the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen on Sept... [FULL TEXT]
  • New Delhi may disrupt BRICS Summit to blackmail Beijing
    2017-08-16 Liu Zongyi
    Nearly two months after Indian troops crossed into China's Doklam area, they still refuse to withdraw. The standoff will unavoidably affect the BRICS summit to be held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, in September.India orchestrated the standoff... [FULL TEXT]
  • From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis
    2017-08-14 Dan Steinbock
    The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis. Recently, the Association of Southeas... [FULL TEXT]