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2020/10/05 | Voice of America

50 US Senators Push for Taiwan Trade Deal

As tensions have risen between Washington and Beijing over Covid-19, trade, human rights issues, and Chinese espionage, many lawmakers are looking to strengthen ties with Taiwan.

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2018/03/07 | David Green

AmCham Taipei Survey Calls for Labor Flexibility, Improved Policy Coordination

AmCham members positive over future but urge more action on labor flexibility and policy coordination.

2018/03/05 | Mike Callaghan

US Chances of Rejoining the TPP Fade

The remaining 11 members of the Trans Pacific Partnership are renegotiating a deal that leaves the US out in the cold.

2017/09/18 | Alice Dawkins

Stranger Kings: Ancient Traditions of Chinese Power in Northeastern Myanmar

'As the Chinese state extends its reach beyond its traditional power bases in the Sino-Myanmar hills and lowland urban centers to developing a major port off the Rakhine coast, it pays to be aware of the longstanding motif of strategic Chinese infiltration,' Dawkins writes.

2017/08/30 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei

'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'

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.

2017/08/15 | Pongphisoot Busbarat

Can Bangkok Wean Itself Off Beijing?

It is still unclear whether Thailand will be able to easily re-adjust its strategic position between the two regional powers

2017/07/31 | Silvia Menegazzi

The Trials of Keeping the International System Afloat: EU–China Relations in the Trump Era

In a post-Brexit scenario, the EU strategy of prioritizing democracy-first, rule-of-law and human rights discourses with China may not be sustainable over economic pragmatism.

2017/07/25 | Tristan Kenderdine

Is China Really Opening Up Its Consumer Markets?

China is enacting reforms to normalise the importation of goods for domestic consumption. Yet any opening of the Chinese market will be selective and will serve state industrial policy, Tristan Kenderdine writes

2017/07/13 | Than Tun & Trevor Wilson

Will Special Economic Zones Work for Myanmar?

Than Tun and Trevor Wilson dive into the challenges and opportunities SEZ's have for Myanmar.

2017/07/12 | Hai Hong Nguyen

Will Vietnam Pull the US back to Asia?

Trump’s visit to Vietnam is an auspicious opportunity for him to reiterate the message the United States is not pivoting away from Asia.

2017/07/03 | Linh Tong

Vietnam is Churning Out 300 New Startups a Day

Vietnam has seen almost 40,000 new startups with a total registered investment of US$17 billion in the first four months of 2017 alone.

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.

2017/05/25 | Dániel Balázs

China Hits Speed Wobbles Driving the Silk Road through Sri Lanka

'Beijing has already burnt itself in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos, where the public is becoming hostile to Chinese projects. Like a chain, the Belt and Road is as strong as its weakest link and public perceptions toward China can become an existential issue for Beijing’s ambitious initiative.'

2017/05/23 | Tristan Kenderdine

China’s One-Way Trade Street

Rather than a regional trade agreement, China’s Belt and Road strategy is an extension of Beijing’s economic policy in foreign lands, Tristan Kenderdine writes.