China – Peacefully Forward into the Great Change
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China – Peacefully Forward into the Great Change

On 25th January, during the first session of the virtual World Economic Forum (WEF), President Xi Jinping, in his address stated clearly that China’s agenda was to move forward in the World of Great Change, with their renewed policy of multilateralism, aiming for a multi-polar world, where nations would be treated as equals. China will continue to vouch…

China’s Economy of Peace
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China’s Economy of Peace

China, about a decade ago, has deliberately embarked on an Economy of Peace. A strategy that China pursues, unimpressed by constant aggressions from the west, which are mostly led by the United States. Is it perhaps this Chinese steadfast, non-aggressive way of constant forward-creation and embracing more and more allies on her way – that…

Here’s How China Survived and Thrived During Four Years of Trump
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Here’s How China Survived and Thrived During Four Years of Trump

The lesson to be learned is that aggression will always backfire and that cooperation is the only way forward in today’s complex world. The past four years of US President Trump’s time in office were very challenging for China, ye the country managed to not only survive, but even thrive despite the American leader’s best…

Indian-Pacific Region against the Backdrop of Ongoing Transition of Power in the US
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Indian-Pacific Region against the Backdrop of Ongoing Transition of Power in the US

At this time, when the transfer of power in the United States is proving to be unprecedentedly difficult, two things draw the attention of the expert community: what the departing administration of a leading world power will manage to pull off, and what changes the global political landscape, shifting towards the Indian-Pacific region, may undergo…

Flying Dragon, Crashing Eagle
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Flying Dragon, Crashing Eagle

Four geoeconomic summits compressed in one week tell the story of where we stand in these supremely dystopian times. The (virtual) signing of RCEP in Vietnam was followed by the equally virtual BRICS meeting hosted by Moscow, the APEC meeting hosted by Malaysia, and the G20 this past weekend hosted by Saudi Arabia. Cynics have…

Taiwan after the US Elections and the RCEP has been Signed
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Taiwan after the US Elections and the RCEP has been Signed

The outcome of the US elections (whose end is still unclear), and the signing of an agreement on forming a free trade zone involving the participation of 10 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand (the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP), are two of the most notable events in the past…