What is China’s Xi game and what about Trump’s?

Interestingly, in the age of Donald Trump some observers see China as the custodian of economic liberal order, though not political liberal order as China is an authoritarian regime. What is your view on this and what do you think Trump wants from China and vice versa? Read few comments.

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US vs China vs Taiwan: Does Trump have a strategy?

President elect Donald Trump said: I fully understand the ‘one China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘one China’ policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade. How do you assess the impact of those Trump’s comments about one China policy on future US-China relations? Do you see any strategy in Trump’s approach towards China? Read few comments.

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What does Trump’s call with Taiwan mean?

What do you make out of President-elect Donald Trump-President Tsai Ing-wen phone call, how do you assess the importance of this phone call? Read few comments.

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China and politics: Where is Taiwan heading under President Tsai?

Ten thousands of people protesting against the pension reforms at home, frostier relations with China on the international scene. One may say it is a rocky start for Tsai Ing-wen Presidency. How do you assess the domestic and international aspects of her politics after few months in the office, what went wrong and what right? Read few comments.

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Verdict on South China Sea: Will tensions rise?

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules on a dispute over the South China Sea as the Philippines brought the case against China – (verdict here ). How important would you say this verdict could be for the region and irrespective of the verdict do you think that all sides will respect the verdict or we can expect some tensions? Read few comments.

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Madeleine Albright at Globsec: I Am Not Afraid of War But Russians Bite

“In the past, we were afraid of nuclear bombs. Today, we do not know what we fear. I think, it is more complicated than before,” this is how Madeleine Albright, former US secretary of state between 1997 and 2001, compared the Cold War world with today’s situation. Interview with her was conducted at the 11th annual security conference Globsec held in Bratislava and was first published in the Slovak newspaper Pravda.

Madeleine Albright. Credit: Globsec

Madeleine Albright. Credit: Globsec

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China’s President Xi Jinping visited Prague. What does it mean for Czech Republic?

Chinese President Xi Jinping just visited Czech Republic. Prague and Beijing also signed a document on strategic partnership. If we are talking a bit more in general what can a relatively small country like Czech Republic expect from China and would you say that could be any reason why Czech Rep. should be careful or worried about deepening partnership with China? Read few comments.

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