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Indonesia

Roadblocks to Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Ambitions

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Resource-rich Indonesia has plans to become a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles and to develop a domestic battery manufacturing capability.

China

China’s Data Security Cooperation Initiatives and Their Implications

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Beijing’s moves will intensify the already heated China-US strategic rivalry.

China

China’s Smart City Transformation: Data Commercialization is Key

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Data commercialization could improve total factor productivity and tackle political, economic and social challenges resulting from the slowdown of growth.

ASEAN

Covid-19 and Digitalization in Southeast Asia: A Crisis Within a Crisis

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Leaders have focused on short-term needs and benefits without addressing long-term implications.

Australia

Fighting for Data Dregs – and Losing the Fight Against Digital Violence

Thursday, May 26, 2022

With limited access to data on online content and behavior that could point to remedies, only so much can be done to improve the safety and wellbeing of internet users.

China

Can Digitalization Help Asia Finally Solve its Financial Inclusion Challenge?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Financial technology applications need to go beyond payments systems to provide a wide array of services, from lending to insurance, to new and existing banking customers

From “Over-Represented” to “Dangerous” Minority: A Comparison Between Chinese Americans and Soviet Jews

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh of Indiana University South Bend outlines the reasons why the US might be falling behind in the high-tech race.

China

The Geography of Digital Money

Thursday, April 14, 2022

With the emergence of Bitcoin and other decentralized crypto-currency and central bank digital money, governments must now act like strategic oligopolists.

Global

How NFTs are Transforming Culture, Society and Financial Investments

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Skeptics have dismissed NFTs as absurd, while enthusiasts call them the wave of the digital future.

Play to Earn: Southeast Asia’s Fast-Growing Video Gaming Industry

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The trends and challenges for the gaming sector in the context of the growth of e-sports and the application of new technology such as virtual reality.

China

The China-US Geo-Tech Competition: State of Play 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Assessing the enormous challenges for the world’s two biggest economies as they focus on shoring up their global competitiveness.

China

The International Pandemic Preparedness Treaty and an Emerging Digital Divide

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Pandemic preparedness should include a range of digital health capabilities with a view to minimizing the digital divide.

ASEAN

Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific: A New Flashpoint in the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.

China

How Jump-Starting China’s Circular Economy Strategy Can Bolster its Net-Zero Climate Ambitions

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.

Global

Can the US and EU Cooperate to Set International Standards for Emerging Technologies?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they still diverge significantly in their approaches to technology and data.

China

Is Transnational Data Governance Broken?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dividing data into jurisdictional compartments and potentially data storage centers and the internet, too, would be a regressive move.

China

In China, the State is Regulating Children’s Work and Play – To What End?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

China should explore more holistic solutions as it seeks to manage the social impact of ubiquitous technological innovation.

Indonesia

Do You Hear the People Tweet?: The Role of Social Media in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?