T.wai's T.notes are 2-page texts that address the major issues of international debate at the global and regional level, building a broad involvement in the high levels of politics and experts of the major teams of research centers at the international level.

New Zealand’s Multilateralism Does not Exclude China
T.note n.60 - RISE series #18

May 4, 2018 T.notes Nicholas Borroz Global China Asia Prospects

With BRI, New Zealand will examine options to use the project not just to deepen ties with China, but also to deepen ties with other countries along the BRI “spoke” where it is located.

War By Another Name? The ‘Urban Turn’ in 21st Century Violence
T.note n.59 - HS series #7

Apr 23, 2018 T.notes Kieran Mitton Violence & Security

In the early twenty-first century, as inter-state war appeared to decline in frequency, new forms and discourses of ‘war’ took prominence, epitomised by the ‘War on Terror’ and the ‘War on Drugs.’ For some critics, the use of the term ‘war’ in these contexts was deeply problematic.

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

Apr 17, 2018 T.notes Smita Sharma Global China Asia Prospects

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 Global China Asia Prospects

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 Global China Asia Prospects

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 Global China Asia Prospects

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 Global China Asia Prospects

“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 Global China Asia Prospects

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.

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