Sep 03 2022
The image presents some Hanfu clothing, a growing cultural trend in China with people moving back to their traditions. The clothing is quite spectacularly beautiful and there is a major revival to present their own culture, and of course one sees the break with the west with comments such as ‘Cultural power not a suit…
Aug 29 2022
Just yesterday, two old US warships sailed through the Taiwan Straits. These ships, 35 and 37 years old, were apparently on routine transit. I cannot imagine what could be routine about sailing two warships through the Taiwan Straits, but China said as long as they behaved themselves, follow the rules of innocent passage, keep low…
Mr George Yeo (Visiting Scholar, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Founding Patron, Asia Competitiveness Institute)
George Yeo is Singapore’s former foreign minister. Unassuming, charmingly direct, an honest man with a clear vision of today’s international relations and geopolitical status. He is a China expert and presents the Chinese view in the context of…
Aug 19 2022
What many in the West at first dismissed as a tantrum thrown by Beijing over the unauthorized visit of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan appears instead to be a carefully thought-out strategy designed to incrementally reassert Chinese sovereignty over the island territory. Beijing’s ability to do this is underwritten by the…
(aka Nancy does Taiwan)
Why did China allow Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan?
The upside of that visit was too large, too big to ignore. At stake are the legitimate reasons for a first phase of decoupling.
On the quick takes and the longer takes in our sphere of pundits, we saw basically two…
Aug 15 2022
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