Chip Wars and Decoupling: China and the US’s Semiconductor Plays

    Thursday, June 3, 2021
    In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.

    Decoupling and Diversification: China, the Belt and Road, and the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021
    A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.

    After the Moon-Biden Summit, Can Kim Jong-un Seize the Geopolitical Moment?

    Thursday, May 27, 2021
    Neither Moon Jae-in nor Joe Biden would be fully satisfied with the outcomes but their Washington meeting was a welcome return of mature diplomacy.


    Dazed and Confused: A Divided Duterte Administration Confronts and Appeases China

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

    Blowing Hot and Cold Over the South China Sea

    Thursday, October 31, 2019
    Could Manila's soft-pedaling of its territorial dispute with Beijing lead to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea that fits Chinese interests?

    Flawed Assumptions: Why the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific is Defective

    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (4th from left) and China's Wang Yi (far right) demonstrate ASEAN centrality

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    The Advantages of the Greater Bay Area National Strategy

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    The many advantages of this national strategy will clearly outweigh the disadvantages.

    What is Really Behind the Calls to Cancel the Olympics?

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021
    Was the Asahi editorial part of a subtle attempt by the left-leaning paper to damage the ruling Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition and to help opposition parties?

    Senior Ministers in the Government Now Seem to Believe Their Own Lies

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    They appear routinely on television to declare that it is state governments who are to blame for the grim shortage of vaccines.

    For Food Security, Strengthen Domestic Production

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021
    This would not only allow Indonesia to be independent from other countries’ production but it will also improve the livelihood of farmers.

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Globalization

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    The pandemic magnified existing problems rather than caused them.

    The Economy Is Growing Faster Than The Mainland’s – So What?

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021
    More attention should be paid to how to address the risks and challenges ahead.

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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.