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2017/04/11 | Kerry Brown

The Xi-Trump Summit: Rearranging the Furniture

After the Trump-Xi summit in Florida, there appears to be no fundamental change to the Sino-US relationship. 'All that continues as before. Chairs have just been rearranged – that’s all,' writes Kerry Brown.

2017/04/06 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Taiwan Holds Its Breath as Trump Meets Xi

Ahead of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping, eight Taiwan and China experts share their expectations with The News Lens.

2017/04/06 | Troy Lee-Brown

How Asian Regionalism Could Prosper Under Trump

Trump's dispute with Europe fuels doubts about the future of the East Asian regional order. Is the Indo-Pacific concept a viable option to complement or perhaps even help salvage the broader Asian regional project?

2017/03/31 | Dong Dong Zhang

Beneath the Surface of China’s Relentless Rise

Saving the CCP demanded a drastic revamping of the power structures of the party-state.

2017/03/25 | John J. Stremlau

Africa Offers a Point of Cooperation for Xi and Trump

Xi and Trump should explore trilateral cooperation with African governments since both parties have extensive and often complementary interests in the continent.

2017/03/24 | Baogang He

What is the Official Chinese Take on Trump?

There may exist a diverse range of Chinese opinions but only one really matters.

2017/03/23 | Crispin Rovere

Dear Foreign Policy Elite: You’re Obsolete

Foreign policy elite who have been criticizing US. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his rejection of 'protocol' should focus on his achievements on issues affecting US interests instead.

2017/03/16 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Xi's 'Great Wall of Iron' to Safeguard Xinjiang?

The 'great wall of iron' comes after the Islamic State released a video featuring young Uighurs vowing to plant their flag in China and promising that 'blood will flow in rivers.'

2017/03/16 | Stephen Costello

Trump and Xi on Dangerous Ground Amid THAAD Blowback

Even a relatively inexperienced South Korean president, taking office after the policy upheavals of the past two decades, would not permit their administration to start under a cloud of subservience to China, to the United States or to their disgraced predecessor.

2017/03/09 | Jingdong Yuan

China's Defense Spending: What's Behind the Slowdown?

Beijing will continue to spend as appropriate on its defense, but at a level that won’t cause too much alarm and can't be used in "China threat" rhetoric.

2017/03/01 | Edward White

Warnings for Taiwanese after Beijing’s Latest Removals of Taiwan Affairs Officials

'The CCP wouldn't admit its approach to Taiwan has completely failed,' says J. Michael Cole, a senior non-resident fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute.

2017/02/27 | Dong Dong Zhang

How will Xi Shake Up the CCP?

The scale of change in the CCP leadership and its importance can’t be overstated.

2017/02/16 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Trump — Paper Tiger or Not?

A paper tiger is a person who appears threatening, but is ineffectual. Does Trump fit the bill?

2017/02/02 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Chinese Leaders Need to Pursue Reform

Xi Jinping needs to pursue domestic political and economic reforms, and refrain from seeking international hegemony to turn China into a major power welcomed in the international community.

2017/01/16 | Johan van de Ven

Why China Is Wooing Southeast Asia’s New Strongman

Improved government relations with fiery Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are key to securing dominance in the South China Sea.

2017/01/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge

Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.