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2021/04/20 | Bart Dashorst

Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation

Are Taiwanese nationalism and democratization to blame for a lackluster economy? This is the main argument of Chu Wan-wen’s ‘Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation: Democratization and Economic Development’.

2020/09/16 | Deutsche Welle

Asian Economies To Shrink for First Time in 60 Years

Due to the devastating and prolonged effects of Covid-19, Asian economies are expected to end the year in negative territory for the first time since the 1960s, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

2020/09/09 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Rigged Economy Dampens Innovation

Taiwan’s workers have taken the lowest share of GDP among comparable countries for the past two decades.

2020/03/06 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Anxious Chinese Consumers Expect Coronavirus Crisis to Last Until Summer

Chinese consumers are expecting the coronavirus to last until July despite local economists predicting a quick recovery in the second quarter.

2017/11/09 | Hal Hill

Despite Duterte’s Bluster, the Philippines Continues to Profit

The economy of the Philippines remains strong despite violence and unpredictability — it has not experienced a financial crisis since 2002. Can the markets continue to remain detached amid political upheaval?

2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media

Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?

Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.

2017/08/23 | Roy Ngerng

Tsai’s Government Failing Taiwan’s Workers with Cruel Minimum Wage Increase

Taiwan has been sinking into a state of stagnation for more than a decade, the Tsai government continues to give businesses too much latitude.

2017/08/14 | Tristan Kenderdine

China’s Fevered Property Market Exporting Risk to Asia

Global risk merchants are starting to fret over Chinese local governance — a matter that was conveniently ignored throughout the growth boom of the past two decades.

2017/08/10 | Peter Wood

Why Djibouti Matters: China Sends Troops to First Permanent Base Abroad

The Djibouti support base is likely just the first of many as China improves its ability to protect the trade routes that form the vital arteries of its economy.

2017/08/09 | Vincent Koen

How to Ensure China's Elderly are Not Poor

Progress with reform across a whole range of areas is needed, including health care, so that citizens can live longer active lives and avoid falling into poverty once they retire, writes Vincent Koen.

2017/08/07 | Tyler Prochazka

Curing the ‘Ghost Island’: Why Taiwan Needs Basic Income

Sun Yat-sen believed that the benefits from natural resources, monopolies and property should be shared amongst all citizens. This is precisely the philosophy behind UBI, argues Tyler Prochazka.

2017/07/31 | Yiping Huang, Yan Shen and Quizi Fu

The Structural Shifts at Play in Xi's Macroeconomic Balancing Act in China

The debate about China’s growth slowdown since 2010 continues to rage. Some think that the drop in China’s growth rate is cyclical. Others believe that trend growth has shifted down a gear.

2017/07/25 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Bleak Outlook: Millions of Rural Chinese Children 'Left Behind'

Experts fear the psychological and developmental consequences on migrant children who are growing up without their parents.

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

2017/06/28 | Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong Handover: Riding the Property Roller Coaster

'They bought their first apartment in 1970 for HK$45,000 (US$5,775), moving seven times before they splashed out HK$7.85 million on their Wonderland Villas home - it is now worth double that.'

2017/06/21 | Yuen Yuen Ang

Here's What China Can Teach Us About Poverty

Directed improvisation is a hybrid management model that combines top-down direction with bottom-up improvisation.