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A Preview of Trump’s Foreign Policy Towards China

A Preview of Trump’s Foreign Policy Towards China

Trump will have to navigate the labyrinthian US foreign affairs field. As a diplomacy amateur, Trump's strategy may cause uncertainty to US-Sino relations.

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Singapore vs. Global Times: Analysis of Two Logics

Singapore vs. Global Times: Analysis of Two Logics

A dispute between the Singaporean Ambassador to China and the chief editor of Global Times broke out recently. The incident spoke volumes on the two countries’ thinking and logic.

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The Neglected G20: Understanding China’s “Hangzhou Model”

The Neglected G20: Understanding China’s “Hangzhou Model”

The G20 Hangzhou Summit was a glitzy event for China’s diplomacy. Considered a success by Chinese media, the Summit received little international coverage.

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Wu Jianmin’s Rational Diplomacy

Wu Jianmin’s Rational Diplomacy

On June 18th, former Chinese Ambassador to France Wu Jianmin died in a car accident. Without him, some expect hawkish views to become dominant in Beijing.

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The South China Sea Dispute: Should China denounce the UNCLOS?

The South China Sea Dispute: Should China denounce the UNCLOS?

When the result of the arbitration on the South China Sea dispute was announced, the Chinese government and the public reacted strongly.

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Singapore’s Wisdom in China’s Development: The ‘Guangdong Model’

Singapore’s Wisdom in China’s Development: The ‘Guangdong Model’

What is the ‘China Model’? Answers vary, and it seems impossible to reach a consensus. However, one can look at the case of Guangdong for clues.

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Kang Shen and the CCP from an IR Perspective

Kang Shen and the CCP from an IR Perspective

Kang Sheng was part of the first generation of international relations specialists in communist China and the designer of the “China–USSR Grand Debate”.

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Causeway Bay Incident: Swedish Diplomacy under Challenge

Causeway Bay Incident: Swedish Diplomacy under Challenge

The Causeway Bay Bookstore incident and Beijing's response has posed a serious challenge to Sweden's "human rights diplomacy."

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10 Characteristics of Chinese Diplomacy in the Xi Jinping Era

10 Characteristics of Chinese Diplomacy in the Xi Jinping Era

Since Xi Jinping the became supreme leader of the People's Republic of China, the country’s foreign policy has shown greater proactivity and confidence, with more emphasis being placed on constructive engagement with international institutions.

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Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

In the past, scholars tended to believe that the internet was an effective tool to challenge authoritarian regimes and facilitate the development of civil society. However, as an expert that has been investigating the issue for a number of years, I disagree with this widely held belief.

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About the Author

Simon Shen
Simon Shen

Dr. Simon Shen is an Associate Professor & Director of Global Studies Program, Faculty of Social Science and Co-Director of International Affairs Research Center, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the chairman of Hong Kong International Relations Research Association (HKIRRA). He also serves as the lead writer of a Chinese newspaper called Hong Kong Economic Journal (Global). He is a graduate of Oxford and Yale University.

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