Soft power is the ability of a country to shape other countries’ views, attitudes, perceptions and actions without force or coercion. Its importance has been acknowledged for centuries, though the…
China’s water supply is predicted to run out as early as 2020 in some cities. What brought about this crisis and can the country’s current measures sufficiently address the problem?Continue Reading
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue died a quick death when it was first initiated in 2007 due to pressure from China. However, the original members have come together to revive the initiative. What does this mean for the security of the Indo-Pacific region?Continue Reading
China has been investing massively in efforts to improve how it is perceived by the rest of the world. Although generally still regarded with suspicion in the West, its drive for soft power appears to be gaining traction in Africa.Continue Reading
China and Singapore share longstanding and broad-based bilateral relations. Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew visited China 33 times over 37 years, witnessing China’s extraordinary progress.
Today, China is …Continue Reading
While much attention has been paid to the Chinese government’s efforts to restructure its economy, the state has been trying to push through wide-scale reforms to its pension system as it plans for an ageing population.Continue Reading