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China

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?

Economy

No Second-Rate Trade Deal: What RCEP Means for the Global Economy

Thursday, June 30, 2022

RCEP is a thoroughly modern trade accord that will boost trade in services and drive growth in trade and investment in “new” areas.

Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and ASEAN: Washington’s Hopes and Hanoi’s Wishes

Thursday, June 23, 2022

ASEAN members may find the IPEF an attractive platform for advancing economic engagement with the US.

Geopolitics

Japan’s Foreign Policy Shift in Response to the Ukraine War: Parallels with Taiwan

Thursday, June 16, 2022

An analysis of the security challenges Tokyo faces, particularly with China, given the possibility that Beijing may attempt to take control of Taiwan.

Economy

Chinese City, Global Hub: Hong Kong’s Future in China’s Greater Bay Area

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The success of the GBA depends on a range of factors from resolving corporate cultural clashes to working around the geopolitical climate.

Technology

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.

Money

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

Economy

Is Tax Policy Delivering Enough Support to the Chinese Economy?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Will broad business liquidity support and efforts to bolster the labor market turn out to be necessary?

Money

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.

Money

Weaponization of Global Finance: Implications for Asia and China’s Regional Role

Thursday, April 7, 2022

This punitive action will prompt economies in Asia to enhance their own mechanisms for support in financial crises and, over time, to reduce reliance on the US dollar.

Population & Society

Identity and Citizenship: Pressures and Prejudices of Nation-States

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Nationhood, citizenship and identity are more and more intertwined and complex in the globalized world.

Geopolitics

Misreading Strategic Intent: The Border Stand-Off and China-India Relations

Thursday, March 31, 2022

If Beijing wants to recruit India to China’s efforts at reshaping the world order, it will have to be sensitive to New Delhi’s deliberate geopolitical balancing.

Environment

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

Covid-19

China’s Omicron Conundrum: Stress Test for the Zero-Covid Strategy

Thursday, March 24, 2022

China faces difficult weeks and months in its struggle to get to the point where it can contemplate treating the coronavirus as endemic.

Economy

Recipe for Disaster?: Implications of the Ukraine-Russia War on China’s Food Security

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Are China's current food security measures sufficient to counter the long-term impact of the Russia-Ukraine war?