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China Continues To Prioritize Regional Peace Over Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

North Korea continues its provocative behaviour. This week, North Korea tested ground-to-sea cruise missiles and claimed it a success. The ground-to-sea missile test was the fifth test in under a month, which was presumably in defiance of international pressures, mainly coming from the Trump administration, to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. […]


ISIS Kills Two Chinese Nationals In Pakistan

ISIS has announced that they killed two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province last month. The kidnappers were police-uniformed terrorists and the two victims were language teachers in Pakistan.  Balochistan is an important location for both Chinese and Pakistani governments. China is building large-scale infrastructure projects […]


Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Accord on climate change to “put American workers first.” The Paris Climate Agreement, reached in 2015, largely credited to the role of former U.S. President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, was […]


Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]


China Pledges To Continue Supporting Paris Climate Agreement Despite Threat Of U.S. Withdrawal

In a telephone call to then French President-elect Emmanuel Macron last Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s pledge to uphold the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, which entered into force in November 2016, aims to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by […]


The Belt And Road Initiative, India, And The Emerging Sino-Indian Rivalry

The Belt and Road Forum was launched on May 14th in Beijing amidst much fanfare by the Chinese government. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which formally translates to One Belt, One Road, is a planned infrastructure corridor that would link China to Europe through massive investments in communication and […]


Can President Moon Stabilize The Korean Peninsula?

Following the recent election to replace the impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in has been elected as the new leader in South Korea.  In the lead-up to the election, The Telegraph reported that Moon was the son of North Korean parents who escaped to South Korea in 1950.  The […]