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Economy

Three-Dimensional Ambition: The Domestic, Regional and National Challenges for Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area Integration Strategy

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Hong Kong faces domestic, regional and national challenges as it implements its Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to integrate with the Greater Bay Area

Geopolitics

Indonesia Pursues Offshore Energy Exploration under China’s Shadow

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Indonesia’s decision to expand offshore energy exploration in controversial waters contested by China signals that Jakarta is prepared to meet the risks

Covid-19

China Decides to Live with Covid: An Open Door to a Post-Pandemic World

Thursday, January 12, 2023

China’s move to lift Covid-19 restrictions has been abrupt. Clinical virologist Siddharth Sridhar of HKU reckons that the immediate priorities for the country are clear

Technology

Counting the Costs of US-China Technology Decoupling

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The global implications of the US-China decoupling dispute over technology would be better understood using big-data analytics and artificial intelligence

Geopolitics

An Emerging G2? The Key to a Working US-China Rivalry is Agency

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Alejandro Reyes of the Asia Global Institute argues that China and the US can move towards a competitive and cooperative working rivalry

Environment

Lessons from Countries Leading the Coal Exodus: Silos are Holding Back the Energy Transition

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Nations can quit coal in a rapid, just and orderly manner but to do so, they need a coordinated mix of policies

Economy

The Connections World of Asian Business Threatens Future Progress

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Authors Simon Commander and Saul Estrin argue that the close relationship between Asia's political elites and business dynasties will impede the region’s future growth

Development

China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Beijing’s plans to build a hydropower dam in Tibet have sparked fears in Delhi. Oxford's Genevieve Donnellon-May proposes a joint river-basin governance framework

Covid-19

Pandemic Paralysis: China and Hong Kong Remain Stymied by Covid

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Hong Kong should end its piecemeal approach to exiting zero Covid and abandon remaining restrictions, while the mainland China should use the city as a model.

Economy

No Easy Path: Reinvigorating Hong Kong for the Greater Bay Area Initiative

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hong Kong must implement its Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to dovetail with the mainland’s Greater Bay Area initiative.

Geopolitics

China’s Outreach into the Pacific Prompts the US and its Partners to Step Up

Thursday, September 22, 2022

China’s presence in the Pacific has taken new forms. What was once purely economic is now much deeper.

Technology

Data Free Flow with Trust – and How That Trust Should be Built

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The prospect for building a global architecture for cross-border data flows anytime soon is very limited.

Economy

The Global Economy and Great Power Competition in the New Era of Stagflation

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.

Technology

The Metaverse in a Fragmented World

Thursday, September 1, 2022

What would the metaverse – an interconnected network of virtual spaces – look like in a geopolitically fragmented world?

Geopolitics

With the Crisis in the Taiwan Strait, Globalization Takes Another Hit

Thursday, August 25, 2022

This could lead to a massive global economic shock and renewed inflationary pressures.

Education

One Year Later: Behind China’s Education Reforms

Thursday, August 11, 2022

A reflection on China’s education reforms a year after they shook up the private school and tutoring services sectors.

Technology

China’s Quest for Alternative Proteins

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A look at China's efforts to use technology to expand food production.

Economy

What China’s Greater Bay Area Can Learn from Silicon Valley’s Challenges

Thursday, August 4, 2022

How can China’s Greater Bay Area avoid falling victim to the same pitfalls as Silicon Valley?