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Africa

China’s Intensified Private Commercial Engagement in Africa

Thursday, November 11, 2021

There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.

China

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

Global

Climate Change, the Energy Crisis and Covid-19: A Post-Bretton Woods Solution for the Main Street Economy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A dual currency system would allow governments to control the sudden surge of excess funds flowing from the financial economy into the real economy.

China

Common Prosperity: A Conundrum for China

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beijing now has to negotiate a trickier passage: meeting the ever-increasing needs of the people for a better livelihood and combatting uneven and inadequate development.

ASEAN

Prioritizing Women’s Economic Security in Southeast Asia

Thursday, September 23, 2021

This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.

Global

Getting the WTO Back on Track: The Lengthening Global Trade To-Do List

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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.

Bangladesh

The Most Vulnerable: The Pandemic’s Impact on Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.

Indonesia

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

Thursday, June 10, 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.

China

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

Thursday, June 3, 2021

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

Asia Pacific

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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

China

Return of the Returnees?: Dual Citizenship and Hong Kong’s Global Talent Base

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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.

ASEAN

The Belt and Road Has Moved China to Center Stage in World Affairs

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.

ASEAN

The Belt and Road and the Pandemic: Impact on Southeast Asia Amid the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, March 25, 2021

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.

ASEAN

An Asian Century Is A Long Way Off

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Asia's economies cannot sustain high growth forever, social tensions are increasing and ageing government leaders lack the capacity to cope with critical challenges.

Asia Pacific

How the US and EU are Promoting Their Intellectual Property Interests in Asia

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Examining the relationship between EU and US regulatory initiatives on Asia-Pacific IPR – and their apparent unnecessary duplication.

China

At the WTO, Hopes For a New Dawn

Thursday, February 4, 2021

While their main emphasis will be on domestic regeneration, the Biden team will be prepared to work with allies to rebuild international economic cooperation.

Post-Covid-19 Strategic Priorities: The India-Japan Action Agenda

Thursday, January 28, 2021

India and Japan are well positioned to shape strategic solutions and to deliver on the shared responsibility of providing global public goods.

Asia Pacific

Three Challenges for Asia’s Next-Generation Digital Economy

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Who will take the lead in ensuring cyber security, privacy and other critical safety factors?