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    Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

    Where China-US Relations are Heading

    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    The virtual summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden last November has signaled the possibility of better communication and more effective diplomacy between both countries

    The Road to Reopening Hong Kong

    Thursday, January 6, 2022
    The government should introduce a vaccine pass by March 2022. Here is why.

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    Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.

    Russia, China and Central Asia: Cooperation over Competition

    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce

    The Almaty Spirit – Pathway to a Chinese Monroe Doctrine?

    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin offers birthday greetings to Chinese leader Xi Jinping before the CICA plenary session in Dushanbe, June 15, 2019

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    Political Challenges Posed by Mother-Tongue Education

    Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    The background of this lawsuit is a result of Malaysia’s turbulent political situation and the fact that no political party can lead.

    Eradicating Sexual Violence in Higher Education

    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    The state must first resolve allegations of sexual violence experienced by the victim even though there is a report by the suspect.

    An Optimistic Outlook for Exports in 2022

    Monday, January 24, 2022
    Assuming the global pandemic continues throughout 2022, the market share of Chinese exports may expand.

    Support China's Accession to the CPTPP

    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    By supporting China's accession, the bilateral trade relationship between Singapore and China can be consolidated further.

    Hosting World-Class Healthcare Requires More than an “International” Hospital

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    The country's medical system needs to be supported by high-quality education, research and development.

    Christmas is Here Again

    Thursday, December 16, 2021
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    UNIFYING ESG AND SUPPLY CHAIN THINKING: AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION IN THE POST-PANDEMIC ERA - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 5

    Monday, January 24, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the instrumental role of supply chains in delivering economic, human, and societal value. At the same time, the pandemic has heightened interest among academics, businesses, and governments in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In this paper, we argue that in today's hyper-globalized economy, ESG measures are of little value if they do not explicitly incorporate a firm's operations across its entire supply chain. On the other hand, well-calibrated ESG measures should play a central role in firms' day-to-day supply chain management. We present three cases from the COVID-19 pandemic—online platforms, public health supply chains, and vaccine manufacturers—to illustrate the relevance and value of unifying ESG and supply chain thinking. Finally, we spotlight key challenges and opportunities for practitioners and scholars in both ESG and supply chain management.

    Apply now: AsiaGlobal Fellows Program

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Asia Global Institute

    The world’s politico-socio-economic center of gravity is re-balancing towards the east. It is imperative to have a generation of leaders from both inside and outside of Asia who will understand the issues generated by the shift.

    The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program aims to nurture promising mid-career professionals to become future leaders and influencers with a deep understanding of global policy issues from Asian perspectives, and to develop and cultivate their long-term ties from around the world with Asia, and vice versa.

    Applications close: 28 February 2022

    THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON DIGITALIZATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: A CRISIS WITHIN A CRISIS - ASIAGLOBAL PAPERS NO. 4

    Friday, January 21, 2022

    Asia Global Institute

    While Covid-19 has accelerated the implementation of digitalization with regard to artificial intelligence in Southeast Asia, it has also emphasized the need for reform and structural change in many sectors, notably education, business, healthcare, communications and banking and most importantly has compressed the time frame for those reforms. This paper examines the transition to digitalization in both the public and private sectors in Southeast Asia before and during the Covid-19 acceleration period. It examines the crisis and its unique problems and also the opportunities to install change.

    Vogel Asia Dialogue: Envisioning the Future of Leadership and Governance

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    Asia Global Institute

    As the Asia Pacific region’s role in global politics and economics grows amid contending strategic interests, the direction and quality of leadership and governance will be essential to maximizing opportunities for cooperation and managing the risks of conflict. What should key players and stakeholders prioritize in securing prosperity, sustainability, and peace in the region, particularly in the context of a post-pandemic world where geopolitical and geo-economic stress and competition are heightened?

    This inaugural Vogel Asia Dialogue will be hosted by Dr Victor K Fung and Professor James Robson with a keynote speech to be delivered by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam of Singapore. They will be joined by a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from Harvard and Asia. Join us online to celebrate the life and work of Professor Ezra Vogel.

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