Hong Kong’s international status has a special place in the international community as it has been a middleman between China and the West since the… Continue reading Hong Kong’s International Status: No Longer a Middleman
The evolution and change of Chinese public diplomacy can be seen from panda diplomacy, the Confucius Institutes, Chinese mass media’s “going out” strategy as well… Continue reading The Evolution of Chinese Public Diplomacy and the Rise of Think Tanks
In the 2012 Hong Kong Legislative Council (Legco) Election, the pro-democracy camp won 27 seats out of 70 seats in total, while the pro-Beijing camp… Continue reading The Declining Credibility of the Traditional Media in Hong Kong
As a main founder of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, China’s trading activities and energy investments in Central Asia have increased since the 1990s. Many analysts… Continue reading China’s Advancements in Central Asia: Limitations toward a Regional Power
China’s non-intervention policy has long been criticized for prolonging the rule of many authoritarian regimes. Myanmar has become one of the classic examples. As China… Continue reading Re-interpreting China’s Non-Intervention Policy towards Myanmar: Leverage, Interests and Intervention
China has greatly increased its trade and energy investments in Central Asia since the 1990s. Whether China’s influence in the region has increased becomes an… Continue reading Assessing China’s Influence in Central Asia: A Dominant Regional Power?
The 2008 Legislative Council elections have unveiled a new political landscape in Hong Kong. First, there were conflicts within the pro-Beijing camp reflected by the… Continue reading The New Landscape of Hong Kong Politics: 2008 Legislative Council Elections and Its Implications
The Hong Kong District Council Election took place on 18 November 2007. The voting rate declined from 44.10% in 2003 to 38.83% in 2007, with… Continue reading Grassroots Participation in Hong Kong: 2007 District Council Elections and the Aftermath