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Covid-19

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.

Health

The Wild Boar and Us: Taking on the Public-Health Risks

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The proliferation of wild boar in Hong Kong, mainland China and worldwide is prompting policies to control them and head off a potentially major threat to human health.

Population & Society

China’s Food Culture is Changing – Why it Matters

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A chronicle of current food trends and the danger of bifurcation into two systems – one focused on low cost and value, the other on nutrition and quality.

Geopolitics

The Roots of the China-US Financial Cold War

Thursday, December 9, 2021

A look at the sources of the severe and and still growing financial imbalances between the US and China and the geopolitical and geo-economic tensions they have caused.

Geopolitics

Covid-19, US-China Competition – and a Multipolar Future?

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.

Geopolitics

Testing Indo-Pacific Security Partnerships: India’s Deployment of Russian Missiles

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.

Geopolitics

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.

Covid-19

Why I Left Hong Kong: The Hidden Crisis of Covid-19

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.

Economy

China’s Intensified Private Commercial Engagement in Africa

Thursday, November 11, 2021

There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.

Geopolitics

Seeking Strategic Sovereignty: The EU’s Relationship With China and the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, November 4, 2021

How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.

Economy

The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?

Economy

Common Prosperity: A Conundrum for China

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beijing now has to negotiate a trickier passage: meeting the ever-increasing needs of the people for a better livelihood and combatting uneven and inadequate development.

Environment

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.

Geopolitics

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.

Geopolitics

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.

Technology

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.

Geopolitics

Japan’s Taiwan Policy – Is Deeper Engagement the New Normal?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.

Population & Society

Earth’s Amphibious Transformation: Urbanizing Asia’s Seas

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Instead of focusing only on how to control the movement of water, cities should also embrace the ongoing “amphibious transformation” by adapting to life on water.