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Economy

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 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

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

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?

ASEAN

What is Missing from the Debate on Technology in Southeast Asia

Thursday, January 14, 2021

For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.

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

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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

ASEAN

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

Thursday, November 19, 2020

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

China

What Next for Hong Kong-United States Trade?

Thursday, October 22, 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.

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.