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Understanding ‘Xi Jinping’ thought on the Rule of Law: Future Substance of ‘Lawfare’ and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific
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Understanding ‘Xi Jinping’ thought on the Rule of Law: Future Substance of ‘Lawfare’ and Challenges in the Indo-Pacific

(Disclaimer: This paper was first published by The Peninsula Foundation as a working paper. Republished with permission) Introduction While the world focused on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, China and Solomon Island signed an inter-governmental security pact1 which has been raising concerns regarding the rule-based order2 in the Indo-Pacific region. China, as a rising […]

Revisiting China’s emergence – The lesser-known story of the rise of a global hegemon
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Revisiting China’s emergence – The lesser-known story of the rise of a global hegemon

The credit goes to the duo of Jiang Zemin and Zhu Rongji for navigating China during the challenging times despite the severe shortage of qualified human resources. The missing of China’s top business tycoons such as Jack Ma has raised alarm bells on the extent and gravity of Xi’s unprecedented crackdown. There is a determination […]

Strategic Importance of AUKUS – Impact on China and Implication for India
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Strategic Importance of AUKUS – Impact on China and Implication for India

AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to counter China’s hegemony and expansionist policy, specifically in the Indo-pacific region and generally in global politics. The pact was signed on 15 September 2021 and announced cooperatively by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of the UK […]

CCP passes resolution cementing Xi Jinping’s status in its political history; Aims to establish Xi as equal to Mao and Deng
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CCP passes resolution cementing Xi Jinping’s status in its political history; Aims to establish Xi as equal to Mao and Deng

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has passed a resolution which seeks to cement Xi Jinping’s status in its political history. The resolution, dubbed as ‘historic’ by the state media, is only the third of its kind since the founding of the party. The first was passed by Mao Zedong in 1945 and the second by […]

China vs Taiwan:  The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals
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China vs Taiwan: The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals

is planning to join CPTPP as its member countries account for over 24% of Taiwan’s international trade. 
Joining the group would be seen as a major political victory for President Tsai, whose government views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign nation awaiting broader international recognition.
China wants to contain Taiwan and wants to take over it as part of its territory and vehemently opposes any moves that imply separate statehood for Taiwan, such as joining international organizations.
China wants to pressurise Taiwan by tying down the island’s naval defenses and undermining their livelihoods. It wants to target Taiwan recognition in the world and also block its international membership in different organizations.