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Economy

In Indonesia, State-Owned Enterprise Reforms are Supporting Infrastructure Development Progress

Thursday 28th July 2022

The key to the success attained so far has been the implementation of much-needed reforms of state-owned enterprises.

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Geopolitics

Guess Who’s Coming to the G20 Dinner: Indonesia’s Delicate Diplomatic Dance

Thursday 28th July 2022

Come what looks to be the trickiest summit ever, President Joko Widodo could bolster the G20’s relevance and Asia’s profile in world affairs.

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Geopolitics

The Indian Vision of Buddhist Diplomacy

Thursday 21st July 2022

An outline of India’s pursuit of Buddhist diplomacy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who found a soulmate strategist in Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo

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Covid-19

Mental Health Challenges for Bangladesh Migrant Workers during the Pandemic

Wednesday 20th July 2022

The outbreak has caused many difficulties for migrant workers, including insufficient healthcare rights and benefits, family insolvency, and the fear of deportation.

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Covid-19

Roaming in the Wild: Lessons from a Journey in the Post-Covid World

Friday 15th July 2022

What it was like to go from a place with among the most stringent social-distancing regimes in the world to countries where people have put the pandemic behind them.

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Covid-19

Beyond Hong Kong’s Covid-19 Fifth Wave: Coping with the Coronavirus

Friday 15th July 2022

Recommendations for Hong Kong to move towards hybrid immunity and return to normalcy.

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Politics

Abe Shinzo and the Importance of Cultivating One’s Own Garden

Thursday 14th July 2022

Japan’s longest-serving PM underscored the importance of “cultivating one’s own garden” to bolster international credibility, effectiveness and leadership.

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Politics

The Death of Japan’s Master Politician Leaves a Void

Wednesday 13th July 2022

A reflection on Abe the politician, what he accomplished and what he failed to do, and what to expect from the country’s current leader Kishida Fumio.

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Economy

Roadblocks to Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Ambitions

Thursday 7th July 2022

Resource-rich Indonesia has plans to become a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles and to develop a domestic battery manufacturing capability.

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Geopolitics

Rule Out Britannia: After Her, A Delusion?

Thursday 7th July 2022

A reflection on Britain’s colonial past, its present political challenges, and its prospects for a global, post-Brexit future.

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Economy

No Second-Rate Trade Deal: What RCEP Means for the Global Economy

Thursday 30th June 2022

RCEP is a thoroughly modern trade accord that will boost trade in services and drive growth in trade and investment in “new” areas.

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Geopolitics

China’s Data Security Cooperation Initiatives and Their Implications

Wednesday 29th June 2022

Beijing’s moves will intensify the already heated China-US strategic rivalry.

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Geopolitics

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and ASEAN: Washington’s Hopes and Hanoi’s Wishes

Thursday 23rd June 2022

ASEAN members may find the IPEF an attractive platform for advancing economic engagement with the US.

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Politics

Sri Lanka’s Crisis of Governance: Bad Policy, Irresponsible Spending

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

A look at how the crisis has unfolded.

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Geopolitics

Japan’s Foreign Policy Shift in Response to the Ukraine War: Parallels with Taiwan

Thursday 16th June 2022

An analysis of the security challenges Tokyo faces, particularly with China, given the possibility that Beijing may attempt to take control of Taiwan.

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Population & Society

Covid-19 and Japan’s Evolving Work Culture

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Could the pandemic change Japan’s work culture for the better?

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Economy

Chinese City, Global Hub: Hong Kong’s Future in China’s Greater Bay Area

Wednesday 8th June 2022

The success of the GBA depends on a range of factors from resolving corporate cultural clashes to working around the geopolitical climate.

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Technology

China’s Smart City Transformation: Data Commercialization is Key

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Data commercialization could improve total factor productivity and tackle political, economic and social challenges resulting from the slowdown of growth.

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