This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.
Another ministerial conference is approaching later this year and, with a new director-general at the helm, there are hopes for a revival in the global body’s fortunes.
Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.
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.
In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.
A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.
The passage of the national security law and China's suppression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong could mean the end of the supply of global talent.
Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.
A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.
Examining the relationship between EU and US regulatory initiatives on Asia-Pacific IPR – and their apparent unnecessary duplication.
India and Japan are well positioned to shape strategic solutions and to deliver on the shared responsibility of providing global public goods.
Who will take the lead in ensuring cyber security, privacy and other critical safety factors?
For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.
Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.
Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.