On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 21 Aug 2018

On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative

The incoming Imran Khan government of Pakistan will ask the IMF for a USD 12 billion bailout package, highlighting the new economic reality facing some Belt and Road Initiative participating countries and the need to formulate new rules governing the program.
The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry
Economy,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 20 Aug 2018

The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China
Economy,Society,Southeast Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 16 Aug 2018

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War

The Juncker-Trump agreement is perceived by some analysts to be a game-changer, signaling that the US is forming a new US-centric world trade order on a bilateral basis excluding its perceived adversaries such as China.
Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy
Politics,Economy,China

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy

With its new Silk Road strategy, China has set in motion a timely initiative that may very well un-fold dynamics towards a wholesome development for the Eurasian countries. This is an opportunity for deep, pragmatic, well-considered, and orchestrated collaborative strategies.
By Ole Döring - 07 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative
Politics,Economy,China

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative

Recent difficulties facing the implementation of infrastructure projects that are being constructed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative have highlighted the political risk faced by such multiyear projects when hosted in countries with democratic systems of government.
China’s Ties with Middle East Goes Beyond Oil into Technology
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Ties with Middle East Goes Beyond Oil into Technology

At the 2018 China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, cooperation is sought over long-term strategic planning in the areas of digital economy, artificial intelligence, new materials technology, pharmaceutical medicine, and smart cities.
By Jianyue Xue - 02 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Turmoil in the Global Geopolitical Order
Politics,Economy,China

Turmoil in the Global Geopolitical Order

The world is seeing a complex clash of rising ideologies: populism, isolationism, liberalism, conservatism, trade constructivism, etc. The world is no longer in a binary order but one in which partnerships are forged when there are incentives to do so.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
A New Stride in India-South Korea Relations
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

A New Stride in India-South Korea Relations

The President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, was in New Delhi for his first state visit to India from July 8-11, 2018, as part of his wider Asia-Pacific trip under the umbrella of Moon administration’s New Southern Policy.
By Rishi Gupta - 24 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

ASEAN’s plans to strengthen connectivity has prompted and heightened competition between the two Asian giants of China and Japan, particularly in the areas of infrastructure financing and high-speed rail construction.
By Hong Zhao - 16 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.
By Tai Wei Lim - 13 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Development of China’s High Technology Industry
Economy,China

Development of China’s High Technology Industry

China has tried to develop its high technology industry through foreign direct investment since the 1990s. Despite the clear growth in high technology production, China has continued to rely on capital equipment and key components imported from foreign countries.
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