China’s New Maritime Silk Road: Implications and Opportunities for Southeast Asia
In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled plans for two massive trade and infrastructure networks connecting East Asia with Europe: the New Silk Road and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (“one belt one road”). The idea of the New Silk Road and the New Maritime Silk Road signals a shift in China’s strategic thinking and foreign policy towards prioritizing the relationship with neighbouring countries. Hence, it has many implications for Southeast Asian countries.
Explaining China’s 2+7 Initiative Towards ASEAN
China’s 2+7 Initiative towards ASEAN aims to create an economic, security and political partnership that will be deeper than ASEAN’s partnerships with other external powers. This partnership would be inherently unequal and China’s effort to secure this relationship should be seen in the context of China’s agenda to achieve great power status. China seeks Southeast Asian followers within a larger China-centred Eurasian community.
Islamization Policy and Islamic Bureaucracy in Malaysia
Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani
The implementation of Islamization policy in Malaysia, since independence in 1957 and aggressively pursued since the 1980s, has promoted the institutionalization of Sunni Islam. It has led to the expansion of the Islamic bureaucracy including the judiciary and security sectors. The Islamization policy has led to the general Islamization of education.
Coalitions in Collision: Malaysia’s 13th General Elections
Johan Saravanamuttu, Lee Hock Guan and Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, editors
After the watershed 2008 election when the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition lost its customary two-thirds control of parliamentary seats, there was the not unreasonable expectation that BN would slip even further in the much-anticipated Thirteenth General Election of 2013, which is the subject of this book. In the event, the BN lost the popular vote to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) but still retained the reins of government.
Focus on: China
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Over the past several decades, China has risen to prominence as forerunners in many industries and business sectors, including finance, agriculture, clothing and in modern times especially, technology. Whilst these traditional industries are popularly associated with the country’s ever-growing superpower image, issues such as restrictions to entrepreneurship and other routes of personal innovation continue to cause debate in the Western world and beyond.
The subject of Chinese culture can be approached from a myriad of avenues. The government’s maintenance of cultural security and national identity; the interaction of global trends and influences with local cultures; understanding driving forces behind the emergence and prosperity of China’s changing cultural industries; Western interpretations of Chinese culture, consumerism and aspirationalism; the rise of “digital democracy” and the economy of grassroots culture in China, and many more issues constitute to an exciting field of study.
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All Eyes on U.S. Federal Courts as Deferred Action Programs Halted
Attention is now squarely focused on the U.S. federal courts where the legal battle over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration continues. While congressional efforts to roll back the directives appear to have been put aside, at least temporarily, implementation of the signature deferred action programs announced in November 2014 remains blocked. The administration, however, is moving forward with other aspects of the executive order, as this article explores.
Destination China: The Country Adjusts to its New Migration Reality
Faced with rising numbers of foreign entries (long- and short-term), China in 2012 adopted new legislation to manage its migration flows—the first reform to the country’s immigration law since 1985. With an underlying tension in the legal framework between restricting immigrants deemed unwanted and welcoming those viewed as desirable, this feature examines the exit-entry law’s key points.
[Source: Migration Information Source March 16, 2015]
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Top Five Reasons Why Africa Should Be a Priority for the United States
Released in March 2013, this report from the Brookings Institution’s African Growth Initiative provides compelling information on why the African continent should be a public policy priority for the United States. The report is divided into five short sections, including “China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Competition and Diplomacy,” “Transforming the U.S.-African Commercial Relationship,” and “Advancing Peace and Security in Africa.” It’s a timely work that sets out a cogent argument and will be of particular interest to public policy scholars, journalists, and others interested in global politics.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 15, April 12, 2013]
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