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Upcoming Events

International Conference

Jointly organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and East Asian Institute (EAI), National University of Singapore

Nationalism in Asia and Europe

Date: 7-8 May 2015 (Thu and Fri)

Venue: York Hotel, Singapore

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EAI Seminars

China's Efforts to Curb Shadow Banking

by Dr Wan Jing

Friday, 24 April 2015 at 3:30pm

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Implications of Retirement Age Extension on Human Capital in China, 2010-2040

by Dr Feng Qiushi

Friday, 8 May 2015 at 3:30pm

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Latest Publications

NEW RELEASE!

East Asian Policy

(Volume 7, No 1, Jan/Mar 2015)

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an SSCI Journal

NEW RELEASE!

China: An International Journal
(Volume 12, Number 3, December 2014)

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Chinese Regions in Change: Industrial Upgrading and Regional Development Strategies

by Hong YU

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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, 24 March 2015

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew and China-Singapore relations

Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away in the early morning hours of 23 March. China, in its official statement, lauded Lee as the founder and cornerstone of China-Singapore relations, advancing mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The 2015 Annual Chinese "Lianghui"

Following closely behind xin chang tai (the "new normal"), "renxing"—which means "wilful" in Chinese and is used to refer to Chinese government officials who profligately squander money and abuse power—is the latest buzzword used at this year's "lianghui".

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in focus

Confucianism in Chinese Foreign Policy: Historical Traditions and Contemporary Relevance

24 March 2015

As recent Chinese foreign policy discourse has shown, Chinese President Xi Jinping has tapped into ancient Chinese classics, including but not limited to Confucianism, in managing China's foreign relations. Can Confucianism enrich Chinese foreign policy? On what theoretical ground was Confucian foreign policy founded if it indeed existed in Chinese history?

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The Global Energy System: Changes and their Implications for China

13 March 2015

International oil price had dropped to below US$50 per barrel in mid January 2015 from US$112 in June 2014, registering its lowest level since 2009. The impact is felt worldwide with consumers benefiting the most and oil-producing countries the hardest hit.

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Social Media in China: The Possibilities of Building a Dialogue Mechanism

6 March 2015

China's large population of 649 million internet users and 557 million mobile internet users as of December 2014 was truly a force to be reckoned with. The tight control that the Chinese government exercises on both traditional and new social media has not bucked the trend of increasing mass incidents and protests in China. The central and local governments have attempted to incorporate social media communication mechanisms such as weibo (microblog) and weixin (social networking applications such as WeChat) on government websites to provide channels for citizens to voice their concerns and opinions. However, government officials' positive attitude and mindset towards social media are critical determinants of whether efforts have been made to harness the new media in creating meaningful dialogue with the mass.

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LATEST China AnalysEs

SRI LANKA AND CHINA'S MARITIME SILK ROAD: A CONVERGENCE OF INTERESTS

LAM Peng Er, 12 March 2015

In the January 2015 Sri Lankan presidential election, then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who adopted a "China tilt" in his foreign policy, unexpectedly lost to Maithripala Sirisena. Speculation was then rife that Beijing's Maritime Silk Road strategy may well be thwarted if the new president were to suspend the US$1.4 billion Chinese mega port project in Colombo approved earlier by his predecessor.  Conceivably, the new Sirisena presidency may recalibrate a more "balanced" foreign policy: closer scrutiny of other Chinese projects in Sri Lanka and curtailment of PLAN (PLA Navy) submarines docking at the island to avoid antagonising India. The case of Sri Lanka shows that the realisation of China's envisaged Land and Maritime Silk Roads will be fraught with difficulties. The challenge for China is, therefore, to look for a convergence of interests with the countries along the two Silk Roads.

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CHANGES IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY SYSTEM AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR CHINA

ZHANG Chi, 12 March 2015

In 2014/2015, international oil prices plunged, accelerating changes to the global energy strategic landscape. Factors leading to such changes include the eastward shift of the world energy consumption centre, the emergence of the United States as a major oil producer and the dramatic waning of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) influence. These developments are shaping a new order of the global energy system and exerting profound influences on global geopolitics. Various factors contributed to the steep fall in international oil prices, the most important of which is the supply-demand fundamental. For China, the oil prices slump and the changed global energy system is a double-edged sword, bringing important implications for China's national economy, energy security and international strategy.

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