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China

Could China Adopt a Universal Basic Income as a Social-Protection Policy?

Wednesday 30th December 2020

Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.

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China

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.

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ASEAN

The Lady’s Second Act: Myanmar’s Post-Election Priorities

Thursday 17th December 2020

Running the government while finding ways to work with the powerful military has been made more complicated by Covid-19 and the resulting economic challenges.

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Bangladesh

Covid-19 and the Rohingya Refugees: Devotion, Disinformation and Disease

Thursday 17th December 2020

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.

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Asia Pacific

Empires and Opportunism: Russia, Iran and China

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Tehran now hopes to find a more solid partner in a China that is prepared to challenge and compete with a weakened US and Russia.

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Why Asians Need Their Own Governance Structure for Artificial Intelligence

Thursday 3rd December 2020

AI can also be used for nefarious data collection and manipulation, and it is vital that countries in the region collaborate to govern its use.

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Asian Corporate Law in a Post-Covid-19 World

Thursday 26th November 2020

Countries have introduced legislation to allow online practices. Corporate governance models are also shifting away from traditional Anglo-American standards.

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ASEAN

End of the Spaghetti Bowl: RCEP Does Not Create an Asia-Pacific Trade Bloc

Thursday 19th November 2020

While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.

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Asia Pacific

After Trump’s Disruptions, Biden Has a Full Agenda in Asia

Wednesday 18th November 2020

The new president’s advantage, according to Mumbai-born journalist and author Salil Tripathi, is his experience and maturity.

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Global

Biden's Priorities: Covid-19, Climate, Alliances, Multilateralism – and Depoliticizing the Bureaucracy

Thursday 12th November 2020

The new president will have to “detrumpify” or depoliticize the bureaucracy to restore sobriety, professionalism and expertise to the conduct of foreign policy

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Asia Pacific

Asia Wakes Up To An Assertive, Hectoring America

Thursday 5th November 2020

The changing way the US wields power in the world and its tougher approach to China are forcing Asian countries to rethink their relations with Washington and Beijing.

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Global

Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During Covid-19

Thursday 29th October 2020

How has the pandemic contributed to new vulnerabilities among workers? What can companies and managers do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe?

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Global

Technology as Amplifier: Giving Workers a Voice in Social-Compliance Audits

Thursday 29th October 2020

The gap between the estimated number of modern slavery victims and the number who were helped suggests failings in processes. But technology could change things.

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Thailand

The Free People Movements and Political Awakening in Thailand

Thursday 22nd October 2020

For the first time, the Thai monarchy is the target of reformists’ ire. Many more Thais are seeking a country that is a truly constitutional monarchy and democracy.

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China

What Next for Hong Kong-United States Trade?

Thursday 22nd October 2020

The decision by the United States that Hong Kong products must be labelled Made in China has sparked alarms. Here's what Hong Kong might be able to do in response.

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China

Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

Thursday 15th October 2020

A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.

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Asia Pacific

Post-Covid-19, Will Urbanization Be a Thing of the Past?

Thursday 15th October 2020

A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.

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ASEAN

Coherent Vision: How the Asia Pacific Can Drive Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Thursday 8th October 2020

APEC should lay out a strategic framework that sets a positive direction for reform and growth for the region and gives businesses the confidence to plan for the future.

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