Chinese Expectations from Modi 2.0

In the second Modi term, New Delhi will have to do a better job than issuing statements on the BRI or ignoring it altogether and be willing to offer credible alternatives if it is retain any standing among its neighbours and further afield.

Tsai-Trump Telephone Call: Reading Trump and the Chinese Response

As US president, Donald Trump might be more amenable to testing Chinese limits and using Taiwan as a bargaining ploy.

India-Taiwan Relations: Promise Unfulfilled

India-Taiwan relations lack both ambition and creativity and suffer from not a little pusillanimity.

Parsing Tsai Ing-wen’s Inaugural Presidential Speech

Tsai Ing-wen’s inaugural speech as President of the Republic of China suggests that Taiwan will continue to chart a course differentiating itself from mainland China.

Interpreting Ma Ying-jeou’s Visit to Taiping Island

What are the implications of the Taiwanese president’s visit to the Spratlys for his country’s international space? What possibilities lie ahead for the incoming DPP administration?

Taiwan’s 9-in-1 Election Results: Warning for the KMT-CPC Relationship

The end-November local election results on Taiwan suggest that China will have to both rethink the scope and recalibrate the pace of its embrace of the island

Chinese National Security and International Relations

How do China’s national security imperatives influence its international relations? And how do the various actors and dynamics in the Chinese decision-making process affect China’s international relations?