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East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region. It consists of an online publication and a quarterly magazine, East Asia Forum Quarterly, which aim to provide clear and original analysis from the leading minds in the region and beyond.

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2019/09/04 | East Asia Forum

China's Labor Reforms Dwindle After Government Crackdown

Space for Chinese workers to organize labor rights movement has been narrowed to its slimmest in the last decade.

2019/01/09 | East Asia Forum

How the Meng Wanzhou Case Imperils the US Commitment to 'Rule of Law'

As US-China trade negotiations continue in Beijing, it's hard not to feel like Meng is being leveraged as a 'bargaining chip' – after all, Donald Trump has admitted as much.

2018/12/26 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: Why 2018 Was a Good Year for Taiwan's Democracy

'Despite increasing diplomatic pressure from the CCP, long-term trends remain in favor of Taiwan maintaining its de facto independence.'

2018/12/20 | East Asia Forum

JAPAN: Okinawa Referendum Set to Decide Future of US Military Presence

Voters will decide whether US troops should be relocated amid increasing opposition to their presence on the island.

2018/12/13 | East Asia Forum

Meet Singapore's Next Leader, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat

The re-emergence of Heng Swee Keat as successor to Lee Hsien Loong as Singapore's leader could be viewed as a stopgap to the rise of Lee's son, Li Hongyi.

2018/12/11 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: Here's How Taiwan Should Tweak the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, but could benefit from concrete proposals that map with partner countries' own development agendas.

2018/11/24 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Draws Red Line Around Hong Kong

Hong Kong is increasingly being cut off from foreign assistance as the 'one country, two systems' framework falls apart.

2018/11/20 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: US-China Hostilities Risk Leaving US Economy Cold

A new Cold War was not inevitable but now that it's here the US would do well to focus on fostering its technological prowess.

2018/09/23 | East Asia Forum

ANALYSIS: Among Filipinos, Duterte's China Policy Is Still a Dud

Over 80 percent of Filipinos reject the administration's policy to allow a Chinese presence in the West Philippine Sea.

2018/09/14 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: Life for China's Migrant Workers Remains a Raw Deal

Poor living conditions, social isolation, unstable employment and lower wages are just a handful of the disadvantages faced by China's migrant workers.

2018/09/09 | East Asia Forum

Can Imran Khan Swing Pakistan to a New Beginning?

Pakistan's new prime minister has his work cut out to convince foreign policy partners that he is more than just a new PR man for the military.

2018/08/27 | East Asia Forum

The Challenges of Delivering a New Deal for Malaysia

A motley ruling coalition faces tough challenges in executing systemic reform.

2018/08/16 | East Asia Forum

Why US-North Korea Peace Negotiations Have Hit a Diplomatic Wall

Diplomatic momentum has hit a standstill as the two sides cannot decide on the implementation of the four articles of the Singapore declaration.