AsiaGlobal Online (亞洲環球在綫) offers Asian perspectives on global issues through research-based content that is published weekly, and AsiaGlobal Voices, a curated feed of summaries of opinion articles, columns and editorials published in local languages in media from across the region. The journal’s network of contributors includes scholars, experts, policymakers and professionals from around the world, with a focus on those from Asian countries.
Run by the Asia Global Institute at The University of Hong Kong, AsiaGlobal Online is an extension of the Institute’s mission to generate and disseminate innovative thinking and policy-relevant research on global issues, and to inform global policy and actions in helping to shape a prosperous and sustainable future for all.
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Alejandro T. Reyes is director of knowledge dissemination and an adjunct professor at Asia Global Institute, where he manages Asia Global Online. Prior to joining the institute, he was for two years senior policy adviser to the Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific and Convenor of the Asia Pacific Policy Hub at Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian foreign ministry. He had previously served in the department in 2002 as a senior policy adviser to the Canadian Foreign Minister. From 2007 to 2017, he was a visiting associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. A Hong Kong-based independent consultant from 2001 to 2017, he worked with several foundations and international organizations including the G20 Business Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum and the U.S.-Asia Institute, as well as some corporate clients. He has edited or written several books including a short history of Manila in the closing days of the Japanese Occupation, an Asian investment guide, and a survey of the financial services sector in Asia. He began his professional career as a journalist with Asiaweek Magazine, part of Time Inc., where he worked from 1988 to 2001 in Hong Kong and Singapore. Born in the Philippines and a citizen of Canada, he was educated at Harvard University and the University of Oxford and in 2000 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Kuma Chow is the digital editor for AsiaGlobal Online. She is a mental health counsellor, certified yoga teacher, Thai boxing coach, communications consultant and former journalist. She received her bachelor of journalism degree from The University of Hong Kong and her master’s degree in mental health counselling from Hong Kong Baptist University. She is pursuing a PhD in philosophy with philosophical counselling as her main focus at West University of Timișoara in Romania.