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China

China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Thursday 24th June 2021

A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

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China

Will China's Three-Child Policy Address its Demographic Woes?

Thursday 24th June 2021

The addition of two more dependents is likely to prove overwhelming for most families’ resources.

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Biden’s Build Back Better World: Making Multilateralism Great Again?

Thursday 17th June 2021

The US is pushing a democratic values-driven foreign-policy strategy that it hopes can make multilateralism work again.

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The Olympics and Covid-19: Suga’s Run for Political Gold

Thursday 17th June 2021

Could the prime minister take a victory lap after a successful Games and then bag the gold at the polls?

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ASEAN

Even the British are Coming: ASEAN and the Internationalization of the South China Sea

Thursday 10th June 2021

While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.

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Indonesia

Past is Prologue: Indonesia’s Foreign Debt and the Pandemic

Thursday 10th June 2021

The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.

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China

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

Thursday 3rd June 2021

In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.

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Asia Pacific

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

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

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

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China

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

Thursday 27th May 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.

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China

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

Wednesday 26th May 2021

What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

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Global

Vaccine Valor: Making Something Out of Nothing with North Korea

Thursday 20th May 2021

The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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India

Incalculable Tragedy: We May Never Know the Truth about India’s Covid-19 Numbers

Wednesday 19th May 2021

The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.

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China

Balancing Act: China and Turkey in a Changing World Order

Thursday 13th May 2021

AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.

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Bangladesh

Risk and Opportunity: Bangladesh Ponders China and the Belt and Road Initiative

Thursday 13th May 2021

As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.

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India

India’s Covid Crisis: Minimum Government, Minimum Governance

Thursday 6th May 2021

The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.

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India

The Covid-19 Crisis and the Failure of Educated India

Thursday 6th May 2021

We should have known better.

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China

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

Thursday 29th April 2021

Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

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China

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

Wednesday 28th April 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.

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