IR & Foreign Affairs
  • Help African Nations Help Themselves
    2018-09-06 Li Weijian
    The FOCAC summit in Beijing has charted the course for deeper Sino-African cooperation, among which the eight action plans Xi announced would lead to closer collaboration in various fields including trade, infrastructure construction, finan... [FULL TEXT]
  • The New Face of China-Africa Relations
    2018-08-31 Zhang Chun
    The Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled for September will be the third summit of the forum since its inception in 2000. It will mark the first time that two FOCAC summits are held consecutively, follow... [FULL TEXT]
  • Making Developing Countries Beneficiaries of China’s Rise
    2018-09-04 Zhang Chun
    The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) kicked off on September 3, which is a big celebration for the forum’s 18th birthday. This year’s summit brought three big “gifts” to China, Africa and the world.The fi... [FULL TEXT]
  • China and Arab states set to shine together
    2018-07-09 Li Weijian
    Sino-Arab relations not only about oilIt's a misconception that Sino-Arab cooperation is only about oil. As a matter of fact, only a few, such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, of the 22 Arab countries and regions export oil to China. The importa... [FULL TEXT]
  • Is New Delhi’s foreign policy biding time and hiding capacit...
    2018-06-15 Liu Zongyi
    In his keynote speech at the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue recently held in Singapore, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized "freedom of navigation" in the South China Sea and "peaceful settlement of disputes," also criticizing the init... [FULL TEXT]
  • India seeks major power status by pivot to NK
    2018-05-25 Liu Zongyi
    At the invitation of the North Korean government, India's Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh visited Pyongyang last week. His trip surprised international observers, as high-level exchanges have not been seen between the two c... [FULL TEXT]
  • A long road ahead for India–China relations
    2018-05-22 Liu Zongyi
    On 27–28 April 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping held an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting, which took place just over a month before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit that Modi has decided t... [FULL TEXT]
  • US Quest for Iran Regime Change: Will EU Sustain the Nuclear...
    2018-05-16 Dan Steinbock
    Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was the wrong decision in the wrong time. It is likely to compound global political, economic and security risks. Now EU must sustain the nuclear deal, along with Russia and China.For three year... [FULL TEXT]
  • Implications of Trump’s Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Dea...
    2018-04-23 Jin Liangxiang
    It is less than a month before the U.S. is set to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal unless its European allies will “fix the terrible flaws” in the deal. Actually the U.S. has already in some ways withdrawn from the deal since it has not ... [FULL TEXT]
  • How China Can Respond to Trump’s Tariff War
    2018-04-19 Dan Steinbock
    In the trade war against China, the White House’s “America First” advocates are relying on trade instruments that contained Japan’s rise in the 1980s. But China is not Japan. It has ten ways to hit back.On Tuesday, China said it would impos... [FULL TEXT]