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T.wai's T.notes are 2-pagers that engage the global debate tackling the most pressing global and regional issues building on the high-level policy engagement and expertise of the Institute's international research team

The India–China Tango in Southeast Asia
T.note n. 58 (RISE series #17)

Apr 17, 2018 T.notes Smita Sharma Changing World Politics

While objecting strongly to New Delhi joining ASEAN, Beijing keeps a close eye on India’s deepening ties with bloc members and with oil and gas exploration drives in the littoral states of the South China Sea.

China, Malaysia, and the Belt and Road Initiative: the case of the East Coast Rail Link
T.note N. 57 (RISE series #16)

Mar 26, 2018 T.notes Guanie Lim Changing World Politics

Beijing needs to understand that projects that do not add value to the recipient state (in this case, Malaysia) are bound to reinforce the perception that Chinese-led initiatives are self-serving in nature.

Myanmar under the National League for Democracy: will China be a close partner again?
T.note N.56 (RISE series #15)

Feb 28, 2018 T.notes Chaw Chaw Sein Changing World Politics

In order for Myanmar to meet its domestic needs, it will remain important for it to be partnered by China in its economic, political and security interests under the new, democratic NLD-led civilian government.

Chinese luxury tourism in Italy: an opportunity to be further exploited
T.note N. 55 (#CMBP series #7)

Feb 21, 2018 T.notes Corrado Gotti Tedeschi Global China

Research conducted by the Business Research Centre of the Italy-China Foundation (Centro Studi per l’Impresa della Fondazione Italia Cina, CeSIF) has shown that, in 2016, 122 million Chinese tourists travelled abroad (4.3 percent more than 2015), and that Italy alone welcomed 3.79 million Chinese tourists.

Responding to Authoritarian Consolidation in Cambodia: Too Little, Too Late?
T.note N. 54 (RISE series #14)

Jan 18, 2018 T.notes Bradley J. Murg Changing World Politics

Over the past six months, Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has begun to rapidly consolidate control over his country in the lead up to scheduled 2018 parliamentary elections.

What are the achievements of 16+1 after five years of existence?
T.note N. 53 (ChinaMed Series #3)

Dec 31, 2017 T.notes Anastas Vangeli Global China

On November 26-27, the Sixth Summit of the Heads of Governments of China and the sixteen countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe took place in Budapest, marking the fifth anniversary since the establishment of the 16+1 platform. The meeting itself was business as usual. At the same time, unlike in the past, this Summit gained unprecedented coverage in international media, with skeptical and critical takes on China-CESEE relations dominating the discourse.

China’s Growing Presence in the Pacific, and Local Reactions
T.note n. 52 (RISE series #13)

Dec 28, 2017 T.notes Denghua Zhang Changing World Politics

“China has become a new option for PNG when it seeks external opportunities for economic and development cooperation. It has become a bargaining chip for the island country in acquiring more aid and benefits from traditional donors”.

The Philippines’ Relations with China: A Pragmatic Perspective under President Duterte
T.note n. 51 (RISE series #12)

Dec 26, 2017 T.notes Andrea Chloe Wong Changing World Politics

The Philippines’ relations with China have recently experienced turbulence, with the occurrence of various controversies and disputes. The issues behind development projects have cast doubts on the integrity of Chinese investments and revealed the venality of Philippine institutions. Moreover, the fiery and contentious maritime row between the two countries has led to the deterioration of bilateral ties. These long-standing hostilities have brought diplomatic relations to their lowest point since they were established in June 1975.

Counter-terrorism in the United Kingdom: between security and human rights
T.note 50

Dec 18, 2017 T.notes Stefano Bonino Violence & Security

The ways in which the state responds to the threat of terrorism often involve measures that depart from long-established legal principles, including fundamental rights.

China’s Economy in the New Era
T.note 49 (TIC Series #4)

Dec 11, 2017 T.notes Rebecca Arcesati Global China

In what Michael Pettis defines as an "ideal rebalancing scenario" for the Chinese economy, China has to reset its GDP target at around 2 to 3 percent.

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