Challenges awaiting Biden Administration in Asia and Pacific

One of the biggest challenges faced by the Biden administration in the Asia and Pacific Region is unquestionably the rapidly increasing PRC's influence in the entirety of East Asia and Pacific. Bloody border conflicts initiated with India in Ladakh, the militarization of the islands in the South China Sea, the tension over Senkaku/Diaoyu rocks with

BREAKING: China Announces Sanctions on 28 of Trump Administration Officials

China announces sanctions on a number of Trump administration officials, including Pompeo, Bannon and Bolton. Foreign ministry says they've "gravely interfered" in China's internal affairs. Can no longer enter China, Hong Kong or Macau Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Announces Sanctions on Pompeo and Others 2021/01/20 ''Over the past few years, some anti-China politicians in the United

What is the History of the Confederate Flag Commonly Used by Trump Supporters?

The flags of the Confederate States of America have a history of three successive designs during the nation's existence from 1861 to 1865. The flags were known as the "Stars and Bars", used from 1861 to 1863, the "Stainless Banner", used from 1863 to 1865, and the "Blood-Stained Banner", used in 1865 shortly before the

Interview with Professor Swaran SINGH on Asia and Pacific Affairs

This interview was conducted with Professor Swaran SINGH for Sinosphere on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The main topics of the interview include India-China relations, Indo-Pacific Concept, East and South China Seas, ASEAN, and Quad Alliance System. How much can the Quad Alliance limit China's regional expansion moves? Considering that the Quad members have different

U.S. Moves to Protect Investors from China’s Firms

The People’s Republic of China has long prohibited Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges from complying with U.S. regulatory requirements designed to protect investors, claiming compliance would violate PRC laws on national security information. The failure to meet basic disclosure requirements has enabled companies like Luckin Coffee Inc. to mislead investors. In April, the

North Korea’s Unusual Silence on Biden’s Victory

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden in the U.S. Presidential election is certainly not good news in Pyongyang. Without a doubt, North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un would prefer to continue the personalist diplomacy by exchanging the “love letters” with Trump rather than having to cope with Biden’s “strategic patience”. Pyongyang has so far

30 Years of Sino- US Relations (1)

After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the US government "watched" for a short period of time before following a "no- recognition" policy for more than 20 years. In the late 1960s, when great changes took place in the world situation, both governments of China and the United States readjusted their diplomatic policies,

30 Years of Sino- US Relations (2)

On October 1, 1970, Chairman Mao Zedong invited American writer Edgar Snow to the National Day celebration on the Tian'anmen rostrum, sending a signal to the United States that China was willing to improve her relations with the United States. On December 18, MaoZedong asked Snow to pass the message to Washington that Nixon would

30 Years of Sino- US Relations (3)

On October 7, 1972,Premier Zhou Enlai of the State Council met with Professor Norman with the visiting delegation of the US Association of Newspaper Editors. On the evening of February 17, 1973,Chairman Mao Zedong met with Dr. Henry Kissinger, national security adviser to the president of the United States. During the Kissinger's visit to China,

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