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Regular ASEAN Summits and Prospects for Propo...

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The fate of the ASEAN Plus Six project has become a key issue at the annual ASEAN summits, the latest…

19th Central Committee of the Communist Party...

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One of the most noteworthy events that took place in the Indo-Pacific recently was, undoubtedly, the fourth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee (elected in October 2017), held from 28 to 31 October in Beijing. The previous (3rd) plenary session…

Current State of Relations between PRC and Ta...

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Currently, the focus of the complex relationship between the two world powers, the United States and the PRC, is on the “trade war” whose course can neither be reversed nor actually halted. Despite the optimism shown by both sides after the 13th (scheduled) round of negotiations ended (which took place in…

Imran Khan Visits China and Xi Jinping India

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Viewed from the perspective of analyzing the situation in South Asia, two noteworthy events took place in the first half of October of this year. We are referring here to the visit of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (from 7 to 9 October) to the PRC, and that of China’s leader Xi Jinping to India (from 11 to 12 October). Both of these events…

Is China’s Space Programme Overly Ambit...

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It’s only natural for us, humans to explore the limits of our existence, venturing into the great unknown time and time again. Against this backdrop, it’s hardly surprising that China has recently announced that it’s on the road to becoming a respectable spacefaring nation. It’s rather fascinating that as Apollo…

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel’s visit t...

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A 3-day visit to China by Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, who was accompanied by a sizable delegation, began on 6 September. The visit itself and its outcomes are quite telling and indicative of the ever increasing pace of the radical transformation the current world order is undergoing…

On the Events in Hong Kong: the Show Must Go ...

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Recently, the NEO has been looking at the situation in and around Hong Kong from different angles. It is hard to disagree with the viewpoint that the external chaos of recent months in the streets of Hong Kong (which is, among other things, one of the world’s financial centers) has…

China’s Old Wounds Reopen: Hong Kong and Taiw...

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China, quite reasonably aspiring to becoming a global player, still has (as well as all the other countries) certain internal problems which its main geopolitical opponent, i.e. the US, is trying to use to its own benefit. Among the problems of this sort, two long-standing ones have resurfaced yet again over the recent months…

The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM EC) ...

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The topic of whether creating a “multi-modal corridor” is feasible or not has been debated time and time again since the late nineties on various different political platforms and within expert circles, which would link Kunming, the capital of China’s south-western Yunnan Province…

Will there be a Chinese Military Base in Vanu...

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The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation, a part of the New Hebrides archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, located some 1,750 km from Australia’s East coast. Before gaining its independence in July 1980, New Hebrides (the name of the nation before it became Vanuatu) was a colony of both Britain and France. Even after Vanuatu…

OBOR Initiative: Critics and New Members

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The second BRF-2019 Summit in Beijing became a landmark event that marked achievements of this infrastructure project, which, in 2016, changed its former name One Belt, One Road (OBOR) to Belt Road Initiative (BRI). The word ‘Belt’ refers to land routes, while ‘Road’ to maritime routes, the words “one, one” were removed from…

Panda Diplomacy Much Better than Mafia Extort...

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While the United States has been intimidating dozens of countries all over the world, two cuddly Chinese giant pandas – a three year old male called Ru Yi, and a female one year younger, named Ding Ding – were settling down in their new home, inside the legendary Moscow Zoo. Chewing bamboo shoots, and obviously enjoying…


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