It must have been a really tough time for most Chinese Catholics in the past few weeks. On January 22 2018, the Holy See announced…View More China-Vatican Relations: Cooperation between Religion and Power?
Foreign investment has long been a way for larger states to inject capital into less developed nations and their markets. Incentives for this vary from…View More China’s Power Play in Africa
Imagine for a moment you are in an airplane at cruising speed (about 878-926 km/h). That airplane is moving fast. Now imagine something that is…View More Racing Towards the Future of War: Cometh the Hypersonic Missiles
Working on the latest article discussing China’s bystander position in the refugee crisis in Europe, I began to be curious about whether China has ever…View More Refugees in China: Who are they and how do they live? (A Continuation of the article on China’s bystander position in the refugee crises)
Once immortalized within the writings of Marco Polo, the Silk Road was the center of the ancient and medieval world. It was the beginning of…View More The New Silk Road
On 20 June 2017, a piece of micro-blog (similar to twitter) written by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) caused a breakout of…View More Seeing Refugees in China: A realist bystander
China’s drone market is the one of the more recent pieces of fuel added to the fire that is the “Rise of China” debate. Over…View More China: The World’s Drone Superstore
Sino-Japanese tensions have been back in the news, with a series of Japanese naval visits and manoeuvres. Chinese state-run press agency Xinhua denounced Abe on…View More China and Japan: At it Again?
Southeast Asia is economically booming, with a flood of foreign investment and a 5 per cent growth rate expected for 2016. A slowing Chinese economy…View More Balance of Power in Southeast Asia: Vietnam’s Strategy
Tsai Ing-wen, the presidential candidate of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party, won 16 January a landslide victory in both the presidential and legislative elections over Eric…View More Tumultuous Tidings From Taiwan
The run-up to the Chinese Communist Party’s thirteenth ‘Five-Year-Plan’ bore witness to a flurry of forecasts projecting likely outcomes; yet few, if any, quite expected…View More ‘If You Wanna Know what China’s Gonna Do, Best Pay Attention to the Shi San Wu’
Russia and China have not made any secret of their seemingly budding romance in recent months. Speaking ahead of a visit to Beijing 3 September…View More Putin’s Prolonged Pivot to China