How Jump-Starting China’s Circular Economy Strategy Can Bolster its Net-Zero Climate Ambitions

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.

    Why Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are Flagging: An Emerging Economy Perspective

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.

    Can the US and EU Cooperate to Set International Standards for Emerging Technologies?

    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they still diverge significantly in their approaches to technology and data.


    China and the Gulf Nations in a Changing World: The Opportunities and Challenges of Deeper Engagement

    Thursday, July 22, 2021
    While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.

    China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

    Thursday, June 24, 2021
    A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

    China, Leninism and the Pandemic

    Thursday, August 6, 2020
    Could the way the US has dealt with the pandemic be due Americans' belief that objective reality does not exist and is “constructed” to benefit the elite or experts?

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    Why are Some Public Figures Often Labelled as Pro-Independence?

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    The influence of "cultural independence" is intensifying conflict in public opinion on both sides of the strait.

    The Nobel Peace Prize for Maria Ressa: A Western Weapon vs the President?

    Monday, October 18, 2021
    There can be no heroes recognized when their actions are against the US or Western government.

    Developing the Power of the Creative Economy

    Friday, October 22, 2021
    If Indonesia can bring together all the various elements needed for such an ecosystem, this sector can undoubtedly become a great driver of economic growth.

    Will Relations With Ottawa Improve After The Canadian Federal Election?

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    The governments of China and Canada should adopt a positive dialogue, seek common ground while understanding differences, and deepen cooperation.

    Can the Declining Birth Rate be Reversed?

    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    Malaysia will have to work out how to offer benefits to raising a family that outweigh the various costs. The alternative will be to welcome foreign workers.

    The Urgent Need For Education In Digital Finance

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    This will allow the whole society to access and manage wealth fairly and efficiently.

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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Deborah Elms, Heiwai Tang

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) brings together 15 countries in East Asia, including all 10 ASEAN members, in the largest-ever free trade agreement. With the inclusion of China and Japan, RCEP accounts for about 30 percent of the world's GDP and population and has been touted a global trade game-changer. But how does RCEP compare with the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which came into force at the end of 2018 – and what would be the dynamics between the two, neither of which include the US? Will RCEP address the need to bring coherence and rules-based order to regional trade in goods and services in the digital age? In this AGI Public Policy Webinar, Dr Deborah Elms of the Asian Trade Centre examines the implications of the new Asia-Pacific trade arrangements for the future of global trade and regional economic integration.

    BRI and China's Railway Expansion in Southeast Asia

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    David M Lampton, Heiwai Tang

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been framed as a strategy that improves regional connectivity while strengthening infrastructure, investment and trade ties between China and other countries, particularly those in Asia. In this webinar, David M Lampton of Johns Hopkins University, co-author of “Rivers of Iron: Railroads And Chinese Power In Southeast Asia”, examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system that connects the country with its seven Southeast Asian neighbors, including Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He also highlights the political strengths and weaknesses of the plan and evaluate the abilities of impacted countries to respond to the BRI.

    The Future of Global Value Chains in the Post-Covid-19 Economy

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    Pol Antràs, Heiwai Tang

    The past decades have seen the substantial globalization of the world economy. The debate has long begun, however, over whether the world economy has already de-globalized — and whether extraordinary global events such as Covid-19 pandemic have shaken the global economy, creating unprecedented threats to global value chains (GVCs). Based on his paper, “De‐Globalisation? Global Value Chains in the Post‐COVID‐19 Age”, Professor Pol Antràs of Harvard University examines the key drivers for the future of globalization and how major economies within the GVCs would need to react in the post-pandemic world.

    Pandemic, Inequalities, Human Rights, and Nation States

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Alejandro Reyes

    In a webinar conducted by the Canadian International Council, Alejandro Reyes, director of knowledge dissemination at the Asia Global Institute, analyzed alongside other experts how the concepts of pandemics, inequalities, human rights and nation states are interconnected in the globalized world.