Asian Corporate Law in a Post-Covid-19 World

    Thursday, November 26, 2020
    Countries have introduced legislation to allow online practices. Corporate governance models are also shifting away from traditional Anglo-American standards.

    End of the Spaghetti Bowl: RCEP Does Not Create an Asia-Pacific Trade Bloc

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.

    After Trump’s Disruptions, Biden Has a Full Agenda in Asia

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    The new president’s advantage, according to Mumbai-born journalist and author Salil Tripathi, is his experience and maturity.


    Technology as Amplifier: Giving Workers a Voice in Social-Compliance Audits

    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    The gap between the estimated number of modern slavery victims and the number who were helped suggests failings in processes. But technology could change things.

    AI and Emotions: The Next Frontier in the Social Sector

    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    What happens when the Fourth Industrial Revolution collides with the need and desire to improve the state of the world?

    AI and the Disruption of Social Sectors

    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    With technology advancing rapidly, new applications are disrupting many sectors by solving problems that were impossible or too time-consuming to handle before.

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    Is Corruption the Only Legacy of Mongolian Boomers

    Friday, November 6, 2020
    The people deserve to know why no follow-up action was taken immediately upon the release of such an allegation of obvious corruption.

    Support Students in Science and Technology

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    After all, this is also an important area for national development.

    Why is India Anti-China but China is Not Anti-India?

    Friday, August 7, 2020
    Maintaining that common ground of peace, stability and prosperity is the responsibility of both nations.

    DPP Government Harms Taiwan by Promoting Decoupling from the Mainland

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    While the DPP's extreme measures will create obstacles to the development of cross-strait integration, it cannot get in the way of reunification.

    Water Scarcity is the Biggest Problem

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    Water needs to be reframed not just as a citizen’s basic right but also as a political priority, central to our prosperity.

    US Behind Protests? Try Convincing Conspiracy Theorists Otherwise

    Monday, November 9, 2020
    That is due to their deep distrust of superpowers, history, and a belief that the young anti-government protesters calling for reform cannot think and act for themselves.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    Op-ed: Hong Kong Must Reindustrialize to Reinvent its Economy

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Heiwai Tang, Asia Global Institute

    As US-China tensions continue to escalate amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a global trend of deglobalization, Hong Kong’s role as an economic gateway between mainland China and the rest of the world is likely to shrink in the foreseeable future. In his article in South China Morning Post, Heiwai Tang, associate director of Asia Global Institute, talks about a three-pronged approach for Hong Kong’s third economic transformation and why it must end its reliance on the financial industry.

    Webinar: China's Rise, the Decline of the West, and Deglobalization

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    David Arase, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia; Alejandro T Reyes, Asia Global Institute

    China is challenging the unipolar global order under American hegemony. Increasing nationalistic rhetoric about decoupling and deglobalization, and tit-for-tat trade and other sanctions have heated up the strategic rivalry. In this first AsiaGlobal Papers webinar, David Arase of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Mark Beeson of the University of Western Australia discuss the weakening of US hegemony and Washington’s withdrawal from multilateral engagement, the shift in international politics from a unipolar to a bipolar or multipolar framework, and the geopolitical and economic consequences these shifts will have for the US, China and the Indo-Pacific region. 

    AsiaGlobal Paper: Security of Supply: The Determinants of State Intervention in Emerging Technology Sectors

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    Vinod K Aggarwal, University of California, Berkeley

    Efforts by Washington and Beijing to promote the development of dual-use technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and quantum computing have become a core aspect of US-China strategic competition. Understanding what constitutes a “strategic” industry is critically important for both theoretical purposes as well as policymaking. Focusing on nuclear technology and the market for cybersecurity products in United States and China, this paper outlines the variables that shape government decisions to intervene via trade policy and investment rules in these markets.

    Global Thinkers: Rethink and Reshape the Post Covid-19 Global Economy

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    Mari Pangestu, Michael Spence, Victor K Fung, Asia Global Institute

    Covid-19 has plunged the global economy into its deepest recession since the Great Depression. Lockdowns, shutdowns and travel restrictions have led to bankruptcies, layoffs and a sharp fall in global trade. With economies reopening even as the coronavirus continues to spread, how resilient will be the rebound? And as governments, the business sector and multilateral organizations struggle to reset national, regional and global economies for a post-pandemic world, how will the crisis change patterns of globalization and multilateral cooperation?