US initiative would fail to contain China and put allies at risk

By Ken Moak The January 5 edition of the South China Morning Post reported that the US passed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) to reaffirm and reassure its “allies” that America is committed to protecting and promoting democracy in the Asia-Pacific. To do so, America will spend US$1.5 billion annually for five years to … Continue reading US initiative would fail to contain China and put allies at risk

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Making China great again

By Jan Krikke Before Chinese President Xi Jinping gave the green light for “Made in China 2025,” he should have consulted Sun Tzu’s classic manual The Art of War: “Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.” What was … Continue reading Making China great again

Forty years of reform: China vs Singapore

By Sun Xi This month marks the 40th anniversary of the official beginning of China’s reform and opening-up, when the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held from December 18-22, 1978. Just one month before the historic conference, in November 1978, Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping visited … Continue reading Forty years of reform: China vs Singapore

Ex-CIA director: It’s a tech war, not a trade war

And, in 5G, the US is losing by a mile The recent arrest of a top Huawei executive and an escalating US campaign to get allies to stop using equipment from the firm – which is the world’s largest telecoms gear maker – has made the global race for tech supremacy a daily front-page news … Continue reading Ex-CIA director: It’s a tech war, not a trade war

Erdogan sees China as a partner for the future

Even as a US-Turkey stand-off cools, the Turkish leader is pursuing China as a long-term hedge against the West By Burcu Karakaş “We are facing an economic war. Do not worry, we will win it,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during the presentation of his 100-day action plan in August, as a currency crisis … Continue reading Erdogan sees China as a partner for the future