We live in a time of interconnectedness, unlike any other in history. Our countries’ relationship, in fact, is a testament to and a direct benefactor of these trends.
Trump's first news conference after his presidential victory has shown that he will have huge challenges when he settles into the White House. He will be difficult to be an unrestrained president, on the contrary, the media will distract him regularly, affecting his resolve and actions.
High-level reciprocal visits, in particular inter-Party exchanges, serve as an important bridge to maintain China-Vietnam traditional friendship and consolidate their bilateral relations.
The Philippines now focuses on the previously neglected social issues, such as fighting against drug trafficking and terrorism and developing the economy, and turns to China for help.
As a matter of fact, it is still in question if Trump could be a powerful president.
Despite the disputes, CPV-CPC ties have functioned as a “safety belt” that is capable of pulling Hanoi and Beijing back after they drifted apart.
The rapid flow of people, materials and information, which is driven by globalization, may not lead to positive outcomes all the time.
Finding what will be mutually beneficial and being able to utilize it is bound to be the driving force in international relationship of the 21st century.
It’s worth noting that Trump may link the Taiwan question with the Korean Peninsula.
China’s appeal largely lies in what seems to be a shared or common history with developing countries not only in Africa but also in many other underdeveloped regions around the world.
During Tsai’s stopover in the US, no matter how Trump or his advisers will express concern or support for her, it will inflict a severe impact on the current Sino-US relationship. It is hoped that the Trump team will not risk the big picture for the sake of small things and lose sight of the real US interests.
Trump’s public statements tend to focus less on values than interests, continuing the pendulum swing tradition of US presidents trying to counterbalance what are seen as the excesses of their predecessors, in this case of Obama promoting liberal outcomes without follow-up, as in Libya.
It in no doubt injected some hope in the much-looked-after belief that China is actually turning out to be one of Africa’s best friends as the Asian nation looks to expand its influence on the continent.
Not long after Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen had a phone call with the US President-elect Donald Trump, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Obama administration, supported the US Department of Defense to promote its military exchanges with Taiwan.
With the approach of China's Spring Festival travel rush, the largest human migration in the world, the taxing battle for train tickets home has begun.
In the short term after Trump assumes office, he would keep playing the Taiwan card, using it to stir up troubles for China.
It can be expected that during the term of Guterres, China will have more frequent and proactive interactions with the UN.
Lee’s worries for the TPP also reflected Singapore’s consistent push for free trade.