When world leaders converged on Paris this past Sunday to commemorate the signing of the armistice that effectively ended World War I 100 years ago, their ranks did not include Xi Jinping. As the Associated Press reported, “Notably absent will be the president of China.” The only public presence that China had at the ceremony […]

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Taiwan is gearing up for its November 24 regional elections, in which voters will decide on city, county, and community-level leaders along with a list of referendums on issues ranging from nuclear power to marriage equality. The election results will serve as their own referendum on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a traditionally pro-independence […]

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The highly anticipated U.S. midterm elections are finally through. Although some votes are still being counted or recounted, the main result seems to be clear: the opposition Democratic Party has regained the control of the House while the Republican Party retains its majority in the Senate. This result was consistent with many of the pre-election […]

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The Victoria state government’s decision to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China on the Belt and Road Initiative has alarmed some. However, signing an MoU is no big deal. It should be viewed as a natural extension of Victoria’s strong trading relationship with China and not a fundamental change in policy. This is primarily […]

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On November 5, China opened its first six-day International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. In his keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping repeatedly mentioned China’s commitment to reform and opening-up over the past 40 years, vowiing to “push for a new round of high-level opening-up.” On the same day, the Fairbank […]

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The news about U.S.-China relations has been decidedly negative lately, particularly since U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s fiery speech criticizing the Chinese government on October 4. But now, amid the trade war and continuing tensions in the South China Sea, there are glimmers of hope for a thaw. Both China and the United States announced […]

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In the context of the escalating trade war between the United States and China, a paradoxical phenomenon is that the trade war is not been a hot issue for China’s online society in general. Apart from the business professionals and manufacturers who are worried about the increasing tariffs on their products, large numbers of Chinese […]

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