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  • Japan’s December 2012 General Election: Some Notes And Observations

    Japan’s 47th General Election, held on 16 December 2012, was a landslide victory for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), triumphantly returned from three years in the political wilderness of Opposition, and the fourth worst defeat suffered by any ruling party, formerly the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), in Japanese political history. BY DR. MICHAEL VAUGHAN* |

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  • The Secretive World of the Communist Party

    The lack of transparency surrounding the appointment of China’s new Communist Party government later this year extends to basic political and economic philosophy BY MARTINE BULARD | SEPTEMBER 06, 2012 The city of Beijing has installed an interactive find-your-route kiosk with a touchscreen on the street from the People’s University to Weigongcun underground station. On

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  • The Needs of Further Development for Pearl River Delta

    The main objective of this article is to examine the needs for further development in Pearl River Delta and how the policies of the Hong Kong and other local governments can be adapted to enhance further developments between their two jurisdictions. BY SUNNY LAM | July 2012  The Pearl River Delta plays a remarkable leading

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  • Agni-5: The National Firework of India

    India’s successful launch of a long range inter-continental ballistic missile has led to hyper-nationalist posturing and antagonism with China, of a kind disappointingly reminiscent of Cold War hubris. The bombastic rhetoric must not undo the bilateral ties between the two states. BY ANTONY OU | JULY 2012 On 19th April 2012, Agni-5, India’s first long range

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  • China’s Attitude May Hinder its Quest for Africa’s Natural Resources

    China’s willingness to invest in Africa has brought benefits to both that continent and the Chinese people. But if Chinese leaders do not quickly respond to the growing mass political consciousness in many African countries, all that has been achieved could crash around their ears. BY RICHARD ROUSSEAU | June 2012 Whether it is by democrats

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  • New Challenges, Old Recipes: Communist Propaganda for China’s Youth

    Since the Communist Youth League (CYL) became a mass organization in its present form after the 1949 communist victory in China, it has been at the forefront of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) relation with China’s youth. BY KONSTANTINOS DIONYSIOU TSIMONIS | June 2012 The CYL’s main tasks have historically included political screening and preparation for

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  • Hong Kong Democracy: A Pessimistic Review

    “Newlonkong” is a neologism referring to the three international economic centres namely New York, London and Hong Kong. However, among the three places, Hong Kong might be regarded as the most democratically backward. BY ANTONY OU | MAY 10, 2010 The Problems There is now no universal suffrage for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong

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  • Return to Countryside: a New Attempt of Rural Financial Transformation

    In July 2009, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) issued a three-year plan on the development of New Rural Financial Institutions. The plan proposed to set up 1294 New Rural Financial Institutions including 1027 Village Banks by the end of 2011. BY JIAN GAO | APRIL 15, 2012 According to the plan, 75.2% of the proposed

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  • Asia’s New Great Game? – The Geopolitics of the South China Sea

    The power struggle between the British Empire and Russian Empire for influence in Central Asia during the 19th century was afterwards coined as the Great Game. In this strategic rivalry, Afghanistan played a key role because the British feared that the Russians would use Afghanistan as a base for forthcoming invasions into the then British colony

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