East Asia

Geopolitical Trends

2020: Top Geopolitical Trends To Watch By Region

The New Year is a perfect occasion for drawing attention to three of the most important geopolitical trends to watch by region which could greatly shape the course of events there across the next 12 months. North America The Democrats Tempting (Entrapping?) Trump Into Another War Presidential election seasons are […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at children holding Chinese and Macau flags after arriving at Macau International Airport in Macau

Prosper Macau A Model For Taiwan

It is hope for Taiwan too, people in Taiwan also see their future prospects just like Macau. Trust, Taiwan will even prosper more than Macau and develop more rapidly. Re-unification of Taiwan will boost the standard of life of Taiwanese, as well as strengthen China as a big power.

Paralysis Of The WTO

The Paralysis Of The WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the leading international bodies responsible for global trade regulation. Along with other fundamental elements of the international system, it was designed by the West and in the interests of the West. Established in Geneva in 1995 and based on the General Agreement […]

Hong Kong Unrest

Hong Kong Unrest And Root Cause

I used to travel to Hong Kong in the 1980s when I was a student in China and still recall those memorable days. Hong Kong was one of the most prosperous places in this part of the world. Being a free port, Hong Kong was the hub of commercial activities, […]

Bougainville Referendum

A Mined History: The Bougainville Referendum

It would be an understatement to claim that Bougainville, that blighted piece of autonomous territory in Papua New Guinea, had been through a lot. Companies have preyed upon its environment with extractive hunger. Wars and civil strife have beset its infrastructure and economy. Some 900 kilometres from the PNG mainland, […]

Russia-Japan talks

Russia Dials Back Peace Talks With Japan

The Russia-Japan territorial disputes surged at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries, Toshimitsu Motegi and Sergey Lavrov, at Nagoya, Japan, on November 22 on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers’ gathering. Lavrov publicly threw cold water on the Japanese spin that Tokyo is engaged in […]

Australia’s China Wars

Australia’s China Wars

This year, China as Intimidating Monster has become the popular motif in Canberra circles.  Australian government members Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson have become vigorous moral, if hollow enthusiasts.  Their criticism of China has led to the revocation of visas to the country, something that has given reason to […]