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Does Local Governments' Budget Deficit Push Up Housing Price in China?

by Dr Feng Qu

Friday, 25 July 2014 at 3:30pm

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Legitimacy, Political Culture and Governability in Macao

by Dr Bryan Ho

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 3:30pm

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Latest Publications

NEW RELEASE!

East Asian Policy

(Volume 6, No 1, Jan/Mar 2014)

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an SSCI Journal

NEW RELEASE!

China: An International Journal
(Volume 12, Number 1, April 2014)

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The Political Economy of Deng's Nanxun: Breakthrough

in China's Reform and Development

by John WONG

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Another China Cycle: Committing to Reform

by WANG Gungwu

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Food Security: The Role of Asia and Europe in Production, Trade and Regionalism

Edited by Wilhelm HOFMEISTER, Patrick RUEPPEL and John WONG

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Advancing Singapore-China Economic Relations

Edited by SAW Swee-Hock & John WONG

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新加坡社会发展转

:新方向、新模

黄朝翰、赵力涛 著

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Parliaments in Asia: Institution Building and Political Development

Edited by ZHENG Yongnian, LYE Liang Fook & Wilhelm HOFMEISTER

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East Asian Institute Ranks Fifth in Asia and the Pacific Region in 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey

East Asian Institute (EAI) is placed fifth overall in the Asia and the Pacific category (which excludes China, India, Japan and South Korea) of the 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey's annual rankings.

For the second year running, EAI has retained its fifth position since it was first nominated in 2011. The 2013 international rankings report was released on 22 January 2014 by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the United Nations University and the World Bank in Washington DC.

Out of 6,826 think tanks invited to participate in the 2013 survey that consisted of 47 categories, 171 think tanks advanced into the nomination round and were ranked based on a set of stringent selection criteria such as quality and commitment of think tank's leadership, quality and reputation of research staff as well as the research and analysis produced and so on. EAI encompasses these attributes that contribute to its overall institutional standings.

EAI shares the roll of honour for the aforementioned category with four other Singapore think tanks, namely the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), which secures the top spot; the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, which is ranked 11th; the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies ranked 16th; and the Political Risks Assessment Group ranked 29th.  

The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey rankings report can be accessed at the Go To Think Tank website.


China: An International Journal (CIJ), indexed and abstracted in SSCI, JCR and CC/Social and Behavioral Sciences of Thomson Reuters

The East Asian Institute (EAI) is pleased to announce that, effective from December 2010, China: An International Journal (CIJ) will be indexed and abstracted in the renowned and authoritative interdisciplinary citation indexes of Thomson Reuters:

Social Sciences Citation Index®;

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition; and

Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The earliest issue of CIJ available for access in Thomson Reuters database is volume 7, issue 1, published in March 2009.

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EAI Weekly Talking Point

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Changing Spirit of the Annual Gaokao

Whether education is a social equaliser that promotes upward mobility is debatable in China today. The annual gaokao, or China's national college entrance exam, has elicited diverse views of the higher education system in China.

EAI sociologists argued that gaokao is not the one and only pathway to gain admissions to Chinese universities in today's context, unlike in the early years of implementation of gaokao. Students from average-income family background still regard gaokao as an important avenue to higher education, whereas those from affluent families have the financial resources to pursue an overseas education and view it as less important.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Europe's Pivot towards Asia? New Opportunities and Challenges in EU-Asia Relations

14 January 2014

While media focus in this part of the world has always been on the Pacific powers, namely the United States, China and Japan, this roundtable discussion brought the strategic relations between the European Union (EU) and Asia, an infrequently broached subject, in the spotlight. 

The East Asian Institute (EAI) collaborated with Professor Thomas Christiansen, Jean Monnet Chair of European Institutional Politics from Maastricht University and visiting senior research fellow at EAI, in co-organising an international conference, titled Europe's Pivot towards Asia? New Opportunities and Challenges in EU-Asia Relations, that convened leading experts and scholars from Australia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Singapore. This conference, spearheaded by GEAR (Research Group on EU-Asia Relations), provided an in-depth and multidisciplinary analysis of the challenges of EU-Asia relations. 

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LATEST China AnalysEs

THE "TIGERS" IN XI JINPING'S ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN

CHEN Gang, 30 June 2014

After Xi's assumption of office, an unprecedented number of vice-ministerial-level-and-above incumbent officials ("tigers" in Xi's words) have been investigated or detained under corruption charges. More than 30 senior officials were investigated between November 2012 and June 2014, a deep contrast to the average six cases per annum in Hu Jintao's second term (2008-2012). Xi is a game-changer in the Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption record as his populist move against elite corruption is on-going and extensive, while official extravagance is also being dealt with.  Xi and his anti-corruption aide Wang Qishan sent two batches of inspection teams (xunshizu) in May and October 2013 to the provinces, state corporations and public service organizations to solicit public tip-offs on local grafts.  To enhance the authority of disciplinary inspection committees at various levels, the leadership has decided to put them under the direct control of the higher-level disciplinary inspection committees, while weakening the leadership relationship between party committees and disciplinary inspection committees at the same level.

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CHINA'S WHITE PAPER ON "ONE COUNTRY, TWO SYSTEMS": CHANGING HONG KONG-BEIJING RELATIONS

YEW Chiew Ping, 30 June 2014

On 10 June 2014, China's State Council issued a white paper on "One Country, Two Systems" that unequivocally asserts Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong. The controversial white paper stirred up a furor in the Special Administrative Region, galvanising close to 800,000 Hong Kongers to vote in a non-official referendum for universal suffrage and one of the highest 1 July rally turnout in 10 years. Prospects for genuine universal suffrage in the election of the city's chief executive, however, have grown dimmer in view of China's own stalled political reform and President Xi Jinping's hardline stance on political liberalisation. Hong Kong's increasingly radical political landscape and polarised society also mean that a consensus on political reform appears to be out of reach.

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