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2017/06/05 | Justin Hugo
Stark Reality: Singaporeans Waking from the Housing Dream
[OPINION] How Singapore's pension-housing financing model squeezes its citizens.
2017/11/01 | Matthew Fulco
HTC's Future: VR Headsets or Failed Bets?
Once a leading light of the global smartphone market, Taiwan's HTC has been hemorrhaging for the past nine quarters. Having bet on sales of its Vive virtual reality (VR) headset to drive future revenues, it will need VR to become a mass market technology sooner rather than later to survive long-term.
2017/08/17 | Matthew Phillips
Thailand’s Junta Courts the White House as 'Democracy' Drops from US Agenda
Secretary of State Tillerson has already indicated that the State Department is considering dropping 'democracy' from its global mission. On Tuesday, he kept his word.
2017/10/23 | Duncan Green
BOOK REVIEW: 'How China Escaped the Poverty Trap' by Yuen Yuen Ang
In 'How China Escaped the Poverty Trap,' Yuen Yuen Ang turns conventional thinking on its head, exploding myths as to how developing nations can catapult themselves out of poverty.
2017/02/06 | Rosemary Chen
Taiwan Hits Record Tourist Numbers Despite Plunge in Chinese
A record 10.7 million people visited Taiwan in 2016 with a boost in tourists from Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia offsetting a sharp decline in Chinese.
2017/02/28 | Kerry Brown
China and the UK: Unexpected Inspiration for How to Handle Brexit
China has never been seriously considered in the minds of the British political or business elite as anything except a marginal exotic sideshow until now.
Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things
New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
2017/11/10 | Martin Hiesboeck
The Dangerous Arrogance of Taiwan's New Southbound Push
Taiwan's New Southbound Policy smacks of colonial arrogance and misallocates company resources. Taiwan must focus on profitable markets rather than convenient geographies.
China and 'Banking on Growth Models'
The key problem with China’s state capitalism is that it misallocates capital, is increasingly dysfunctional and is under-allocating credit to the private and household sectors.
2017/03/23 | Mark Stocker
Taiwan’s International Sporting Goods Show Missing A Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity?
While TaiSPO was once the go-to show for sports equipment buyers from around the globe, a repositioning is needed to deliver a new generation of meaningful growth for the industry.
E-Commerce Shakes Up the Taiwan Retail Sector
As more and more Taiwanese shift to online shopping, traditional merchants are losing business.
India's Calculated Boycott of China's Belt and Road Forum
India is uneasy about Chinese designs for the region and how this challenges India’s own ‘neighborhood first’ approach.
2017/05/29 | Ping Deng
What To Do When China Comes Calling: Sizing Up Foreign Direct Investment
When analyzing future Chinese investment, we need to recognize these inter-dependencies and the possible synergies and conflicts between them.
2017/06/29 | Bishal Chalise
Concern as China's OBOR Hits the Himalayas
There are environmental and ecological concerns regarding the infrastructural projects linking China and Nepal.
2017/05/24 | Robert Taylor
Rise of the Yuan: China’s Overseas Investment Proceeds Apace
Chinese overseas investment is facing both opportunities and challenges. The Chinese leaders are projecting their country as the upholder and proponent of a global economic order in which they seek paramountcy.