Oh Look, Another Shiny Toy! Implications for China’s public displays of new military technology – Part Three

Ernest Chong We conclude our brief examination of China’s public unveilings of new military hardware with a look at some tempering factors and an assessment for the future. China’s military re-armament has some serious implications for regional and global security. Beijing has not made any sandbox friends by continuing to couple aggressive diplomacy with unrestrained…

Being Belligerent about Article 9

Andrew Do What makes a country’s constitution legitimate? It is not exactly a question that many people are confronted with every day. Nonetheless, when asked, I think many people would suggest that a large part of what makes a constitution legitimate is that it is not drafted by some external power. The international norms of…

Seen and Heard: Irvin Studin, East Teaches West and Vice Versa

Rajin Singh Several select and celebrated Asian nations have been deadly serious about the economic welfare of their societies as well as their stature in the international community. This seriousness is driven by the political need to deliver outcomes that improve the economic and social welfare of their societies. State regimes like that in China…

The China-Canada Treaty, Federalism, and Provincial Consultation

Matthew Seddon There is significant, well-founded public ire against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (Canada-China FIPPA), signed on November 1 in Russia (Mackinnon 2012), and it shows no sign of tapering (Trew 2012).  Of course, some outrage accompanies any policy change, especially one that has not faced an iota of public scrutiny…