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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.
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.
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.
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
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.'
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.
2017/05/22 | Angela Han
Cold Shoulder: Why Beijing Snubbed Singapore at the Belt and Road Summit
Beijing did not invite Singapore's Prime Minister to attend the Belt and Road event in Beijing this week, signifying strain in sino-Singapore relations.
2017/05/13 | Yao Han
Book Review: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project by Kristen Hopewell
In 'Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project,' Kristen Hopewell argues that the active pursuit of their own interests by emerging powers leads neo-liberalism into stalemate. Using the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as an example, the book not only illustrates a power shift, but also that the demands of emerging powers embracing the existing rules make consensus harder to reach. Yao Han appreciates the bold and innovative interpretations of the power interactions behind the WTO offered by this work.