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China’s Maritime Territorial Disputes: Origin, Application and Evaluation of the ‘Joint Development’ Formula

十月 22, 2012 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(source: Inner Senses 栢齊的異度空間…)
Territorial dispute has always been a major aspect of inter-state relations, especially for states bordering multiple neighbours.  With a land boundary of 22,117 km which claims to be the longest in the world, China borders 14 countries on land and has overlapping maritime claims in respect of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and c

English: A Microstate’s “Deterministic" Choice

九月 23, 2011 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

(source: Inner Senses 栢齊的異度空間)
Over the years there have been persistent debates over teaching languages in schools among overseas Chinese communities.  Singapore is no doubt the most typical example in this regard.  In his bestseller Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going… published in 2011, the former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew talked about the p

Singapura, are you ready to taste something different?

四月 26, 2011 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

[The following article is a message I wrote to a Singaporean friend recently as a casual sharing on the parliamentary election of the Republic of Singapore to be held on 7 May 2011. Let see if the upcoming election would be a turning point of the country’s politics.]
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XX,
Nice to read your notes on the u…

Forming an economic bloc of BRICS, a myth?

四月 16, 2011 By: 栢齊 Category: 新社專欄, 環球視野

The BRICS summit was held in China last week. As in the past summits, people keep talking about the possibility for BRICS countries to form a long-term and stable alliance dedicated to global economic issue and even reform of global economic order.
The summit has contemporary global political economic significance in the sense that it was held at the time when most developed count…

阿拉伯民主化的迷思

一月 27, 2011 By: 栢齊 Category: 新社專欄, 環球視野

最近數周,國際新聞的焦點落在北非小國突尼西亞,統治該國長達23年的總統本.阿里,因被指縱容其家族和政府官員貪污舞弊,在群眾運動的壓力下流亡沙地阿拉伯,由臨時政府接掌政權,但政局仍未有回穩跡象,傳媒和學術界亦廣泛討論突…

被遺忘了的臺灣…省 ~「五都選舉」與地方政制改革迷思

十二月 09, 2010 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

臺灣「五都選舉」剛於周末落下帷幕。朝野兩大政黨自年初起即投入大量人力物力,積極部署這場「2012總統大選前哨戰」,傳媒、政黨和學術界已對選舉結果作大量分析,在此筆者想藉機討論自民主化以來臺灣地方政制改革的發展。
所謂「五…

極地風雲變

八月 27, 2010 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

全球暖化點燃極地資源爭奪的戰幔。
自2007年俄羅斯派出小型潛艇「登陸」北極點海床,插上國旗宣示主權,環北冰洋各國相繼派遣勘探隊,嘗試找出擁有延伸至北極點的海底大陸架主權的證據,同時為日後開採蘊藏於北冰洋海底數以千億噸計…

站在武林之巔 – 李小龍

七月 20, 2010 By: 栢齊 Category: 文化思潮, 書文歌影, 環球視野

今天(七月二十日)是李小龍逝世三十七週年,筆者想在此撰文紀念這位風雲人物。
無論是否喜愛武術或看功夫電影,相信大家都會同意,李小龍是二十世紀國際武術界和功夫電影的代表,亦是華語演藝界的楷模。
武術和電影的卓越貢獻
在武術發…

烏拉圭 – 在狹縫中尋找前路

七月 11, 2010 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野

全世界足球迷熱切期待即將舉行的南非世界盃決賽,是次冠軍爭奪戰將由兩支崇尚進攻足球的歐洲勁旅荷蘭和西班牙對壘,而今仗同時具有多重特別的意義:
壹,歐洲球隊首次在歐洲以外地方主辦的世界盃決賽周奪標。
貳,西班牙首次晉身世…

也談足球

六月 29, 2010 By: 栢齊 Category: 環球視野, 生活隨想

世界各地足球迷爭相觀看四年一度的世界盃,筆者亦不例外。本屆於南非舉行的賽事仍在進行,從開賽至今,過程大多沉悶,最令筆者印象深刻的是前天的兩場複賽,英格蘭和墨西哥受到球證的誤判影響,因急於扳平最終分別敗於德國和阿根…