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Geopolitics

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.

Economy

How China Will Implement RCEP: A Subnational Analysis

Thursday, February 10, 2022

An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.

Geopolitics

The Ukrainian Crisis in the Multipolar World Order: NATO, Russia and China

Friday, February 4, 2022

The tense situation could offer an opportunity for China to show global leadership by mediating between Russia and Ukraine.

Geopolitics

Myanmar’s Perfect Storm of Risks on China’s Belt and Road

Thursday, January 27, 2022

What is at stake for the isolated Southeast Asian nation?

Geopolitics

Where China-US Relations are Heading

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The virtual summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden last November has signaled the possibility of better communication and more effective diplomacy between both countries

Economy

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

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.