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ASEAN

Economic Restructuring and Political Governance: Challenges for Asia's Emerging Economies

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.

China

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday, December 23, 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.

Bangladesh

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

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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

Asian Corporate Law in a Post-Covid-19 World

Thursday, November 26, 2020

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

Global

Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During Covid-19

Thursday, October 29, 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?

China

Is Viral Sovereignty the Antidote to Vaccine Nationalism?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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

Asia Pacific

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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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

ASEAN

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

Thursday, October 8, 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.

ASEAN

Covid-19 and ASEAN Cooperation: The State of Play and Ways Forward

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.

Global

International Education’s Rebound: Rebranding – or Renaissance?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Border closures and movement restrictions have cleared campuses, while both educational institutions and students have had to shift to digital, remote learning.

Asia Pacific

Australia’s Loss, Britain’s Gain: How UK Universities Benefit from the Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.

Other Regions

How UK International Education is Navigating the Pandemic

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Covid-19 has thrown UK higher education into crisis, with travel restrictions and public-health concerns causing overseas students to reconsider their study plans.

Confronting Viral Resurgences: Are Lockdowns the Only Solution?

Thursday, September 3, 2020

A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.

ASEAN

The China-US Rivalry and the Pandemic: Challenges to ASEAN Neutrality

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?

ASEAN

China and Cambodia: Getting by with a Lot of Help from a Friend

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Is Cambodia's dependency on China profitable and sustainable?

China

Is Covid-19 Driving US-China Economic Decoupling?

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Instead of bringing nations together, the Covid-19 pandemic is upending global supply chains and creating further distrust of international institutions.

China, Leninism and the Pandemic

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Could the way the US has dealt with the pandemic be due Americans' belief that objective reality does not exist and is “constructed” to benefit the elite or experts?

China

Exporting Chinese Governance: Challenges and Issues

Thursday, July 30, 2020

China’s model of governance is both powered and restricted by its apparent immunity to the attractions of democracy, and is a source of anxiety to friend and foe alike.