The year is 1966. Chairman Mao Zedong has issued a statement urging the Chinese people to purge society of ‘monsters and demons’, effectively supporting the…View More China’s Demi-God: Xi Jinping is Here to Stay
In early December 2017, the inauguration of the first phase of expansion and modernisation of Iran’s deep-sea port of Chabahar was attended by high-ranking Afghan…View More A Tale of Two Ports: The spill-over of Indo-Pakistani rivalry beyond the Subcontinent
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
A new day, and the sun rises over Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. A tourist might be greeted by any number of sounds; the dawn chorus…View More Mahinda Rajapaksa: The Man Who Would be President
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