The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.
The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.
Washington’s threats to end Hong Kong’s special trade status could call into question the city's presence as a separate customs entity and international trading hub.
Any accelerated decoupling of the US and Chinese economies will have serious implications for their trading, technology and financial partners.
Graham Allison’s “Thucydides trap” is not a trigger for war, but only the pre-condition for hegemonic conflict.
Many food-importing countries must boost domestic food production during the pandemic, but withdrawing from global trade is not the answer to promoting food security.
While drastic actions may yield success in controlling the spread of the coronavirus, they will likely lead to severe damage to economies that may be felt for years
There is an opportunity to redesign health policies with the same broad goals for everyone but with a country or area-specific methodology of planning and execution.
Such interventions only serve to worsen wealth inequality and, as a result, could fuel anti-globalization sentiment.
Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce
While the US president may want to forge an agreement soon to boost his re-election hopes, Xi Jinping is in no rush.
Domestic politics trumps diplomacy: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a strong line on Korea to boost his approval ratings
Leaders on both sides need to see the advantages of long-term close relations over fractious bickering
Attempts by "like-minded" Western allies to strengthen the global system will have limited impact if their aim is to assert liberal values rather than shape a new order.
The rapid expansion of China-Africa economic ties led to questions about a new colonialist dependency. While concerns about debt and oversight persist, the relationship has evolved. Johannesburg-based African business expert Dianna Games argues that it is up to African countries to build the capacity to deal effectively with Beijing.
Disruption, diversification...decoupling?: The fracturing of global supply chains is a major concern for Asian economies
The fallout from the US-China trade battle and the collateral geo-economic disruptions are threatening global economic stability. G20 members meeting in Japan this month need to address the risk of a crisis. The US and China must call off the trade dogs of war – and quickly, writes George Magnus, Research Associate at both the China Centre of Oxford University and at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.
The rise in trade tensions between the US and China may be due to the American side’s failure to appreciate the implications of China’s not being a rule-of-law country – that administrative action, not laws on the books, get things done in China, writes Zhiwu Chen, Director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI) and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).