Sense and Sensitivities: China and Hollywood at Odds in the Cinema World

    Thursday, April 29, 2021
    Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

    And the Winner is…: Asian Filmmakers and Stars Take the Spotlight

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    Against the backdrop of the rise of anti-Asian racism, the accolades suggest that Asians in Hollywood are a formidable cultural force to be reckoned with.

    Adding Value: Living with Intelligent Machines

    Thursday, April 22, 2021
    The key concern should not be about the displacement of individuals in work and daily life but how to maximize the value added when human beings are augmented by AI.


    Coronavirus and the Poor: The High Socioeconomic Cost of Social Distancing

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    There is an opportunity to redesign health policies with the same broad goals for everyone but with a country or area-specific methodology of planning and execution.

    India’s Lost Decade – and How It Can Be Reversed

    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    India could be settling into a structural slowdown - can its leaders implement necessary reforms such as meaningful measures to promote manufacturing?

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    Biden Administration Statement Reverts To The Old One-China Framework

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021
    Close attention must be paid to how Taiwan’s status is supported or hindered by US policy.

    Nuclear Ban Treaty Offers Rare Chance To Strengthen Regional Leadership

    Friday, April 30, 2021
    Tokyo’s timing and handling of this issue may impact Japan’s image and leadership.

    Why The UK’s Plan To Establish An Anti-China Alliance of Democracies Has Failed

    Monday, May 3, 2021
    There are far more important issues to solve such as the Covid-19 crisis, the need for sustainable economic development, and climate change.

    Time For Senior Politicians To Give Way

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    Young people can speed up progress and reform. The country should encourage more young politicians to lead.

    “Chinese” and “Hong Konger” Identities Not As Mutually Exclusive As Before

    Monday, May 3, 2021
    Some citizens feel that Hong Kong is becoming more and more "mainlandized".

    Sexism is Behind the Energy Drink Boycott

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    This persistent sexism has come to a point where people can no longer enjoy a popular tonic and pretend as if nothing is wrong.

    News from Asia Global Institute

    The EAST Rises – Again: Lessons for Today from China's Past Technological Development

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Four factors have shaped China’s development throughout history: examination, autocracy, stability and technology (EAST). In this inaugural AGI Public Policy Webinar, Professor Yasheng Huang of MIT will present findings on the history of Chinese technological development from its Spring and Autumn Eras (over 700 years before the first millennium) to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. He will draw lessons for the applicability of the EAST formula today in understanding China's re-emergence and its impact on Asia and the world.

    Interview: What the Incoming Biden Administration Could Mean for US-China Relations

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Zhiwu Chen, Director, Asia Global Institute 

    Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, shares his views on what the incoming Biden administration could mean for US-China relations and the trend of secondary listings of Chinese companies in Hong Kong on Bloomberg Markets: China Open Full Show.

    Op-ed: Signing of the RCEP

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Heiwai Tang, Associate Director, Asia Global Institute 

    Fifteen countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on November 15, 2020. Heiwai Tang, associate director of Asia Global Institute, discusses the main features of RCEP and its regional impacts in his latest article in the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

    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.