Malaysia-China Ties: Improving and Degrading Simultaneously

By: Jacob Crandall Following the US global ban on Chinese tech-company Huawei, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad came out stating that Malaysia would continue to roll out the company’s 5G cellular expansion. Additionally, China is investing heavily into Malaysia’s infrastructure with their Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI is…

South East Asian Countries Reject the West’s Trash

On July 22, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on South East Asian Countries Reject the West’s Trash

By: Jacob Crandall For years the United States and other Western countries sold millions of tons of used soda bottles, juice containers, shampoo bottles, and other plastics to be recycled into new products in China.  At the end of 2018, China halted their imports of recyclables, creating a crisis for…

Rising Tensions in the U.S.-China Trade War

On July 6, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,North America, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Rising Tensions in the U.S.-China Trade War

What are the implications of the current “trade war” between the United States and China? Where will the continuing negotiations lead each of these countries in their development, and relationships with one another as the top two-producing countries in the world? During my time living in mainland China several years…

People to Watch: Standing Premier of the People’s Republic of China – Li Keqiang

On January 29, 2015, Posted by , In Asia, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on People to Watch: Standing Premier of the People’s Republic of China – Li Keqiang

As the US continues its pivot toward Asia, it must work with and alongside China. Given the information we know about Li Keqiang, we can infer party decisions for programs and departments that are within his sphere of influence. Li Keqiang holds powerful positions in both the state and party bodies allowing his disposition to help shape the future of China.

Developing a Chinese Counterterrorism Strategy

On June 25, 2014, Posted by , In Asia, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Developing a Chinese Counterterrorism Strategy

In April, President Xi Jinping visited the Uyghur Autonomous Region and spoke specifically on the issue of combating terrorism. China has recently developed a new National Security Commission to deal with “unconventional security”. Given the escalating situation in various autonomous regions, the likelihood that China will develop a broader official counterterrorism program under the new commission is high. XinJiang Autonomous Region stages some of China’s most violent separatist movements, the most violent of which being considered as developing terrorist-threats. This new commission and subsequent program could be a major opportunity for the U.S. to deal directly with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the police force. In previous attempts to foster greater cooperation, the military has been the most difficult point to reconcile.