As Manila softened its attitude over the Huangyan Island incident while displaying gamesmanship under the table, analysts called for a more substantial demonstration of goodwill from the Southeast Asian nation. According to China Review, Noel Servigon, Philippine consul general in Hong Kong, expressed optimism that war would not break out in the South China Sea, [...]
GLOBAL views of China's influence have improved this year with the country's fast development expected to bolster the world's economy. Positive perceptions of China increased to 50 percent from 46 percent last year, allowing it to overtake both the European Union and the United States in worldwide popularity, according to the 2012 Country Ratings Poll [...]
Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou began his second term Sunday and signaled he will maintain a mild cross-Straits policy in his tone-setting speech, while analysts say that a major political breakthrough between the mainland and Taiwan is not likely to be achieved during Ma's second term. "We have promoted cross-Strait ties in accordance with the principles [...]
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