China


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]


Will China’s Approach In Foreign Policy Disrupt Peaceful International Relations While Restructuring World Power? (Part 2)

In my previous article, I discussed how China took proactive foreign policy in the financial and economic context. I will now move on to China’s extensive military expansion locally and internationally. Recently, China has taken proactive measures to demonstrate its hard power. In July 2017, China drew the attention of […]


Protests Erupt Across Vietnam In Response To Economic Zoning Bill

Local authorities arrested over 100 protesters in central Vietnam on June 10 after demonstrations over an economic zoning bill turned violent. Law enforcement officers responded with firehoses and tear gas in the Binh Tuan province when members of the public vandalized a government building and set cars ablaze, according to The New […]


Territorial Disputes Over South China Sea Intensifies

During a flag-raising ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs on May 28th, Philippines’ Foreign Minister Peter Cayetano relayed to the public President Duterte’s assertion that “if anyone gets the natural resources in the Western Philippines Sea, South China Sea (SCS), [Duterte] will go to war.” The threat comes as […]


Limitations Of The Hukou System On China’s Socio-Economic Development

In defining modern China, rapid economic growth has become an intrinsic component in crafting national identity and has become a top state priority. However, with increasing development, China faces some critical social challenges as urbanization has led to mass migration, a rising middle class, high unemployment rates, and enormous urban […]


‘Dollar Diplomacy’ Reborn: The Geopolitical Implications Of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

On August 15, 1934, the last remaining United States Marines departed Haiti, bringing an end to almost two decades of American occupation of the Caribbean country. This action represented the fulfilment of the ‘Good Neighbor Policy,’ announced by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt the year before, whereby the United States would […]


Will China’s Approach In Foreign Policy Disrupt Peaceful International Relations While Restructuring World Power? (Part 1)

China’s increasing influence on political issues has placed herself under the spotlight of international affairs. The extent to China’s approach in foreign policy is still a much-debated topic among politicians and academics. In effect, to analyze China’s approach, it is essential to evaluate foreign policies that she has carried out […]