The Role of Hong Kong in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Economy,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 05 Sep 2017

The Role of Hong Kong in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong serves as a template for China to develop capitalism with Chinese characteristics. Hong Kong has been a living economic laboratory for socialist China to observe and selectively apply capitalist market features that have led to the rise of the Chinese economy.
Mine Tourism in East Asia
Economy,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 30 Aug 2017

Mine Tourism in East Asia

China, Japan and the Energy Quest in the East China Sea
Politics,China,East Asia

By Amrita Jash - 29 Aug 2017

China, Japan and the Energy Quest in the East China Sea

Not See the Trees for the Forest: The Fiscal Policy Debate in Hong Kong
Economy,East Asia

Not See the Trees for the Forest: The Fiscal Policy Debate in Hong Kong

Over the years, the Hong Kong government has accumulated a huge amount of reserves (roughly HKD 4000 billion). When such an amount of wealth is sitting around earning a modest rate of return, any economist would ask the question: is this the most efficient allocation of resources?
The Japanese White Paper on North Korea
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Japanese White Paper on North Korea

The recent Japanese Defense White Paper warns of threats from North Korea arising from Pyongyang’s continued missile tests. 20 rounds of tests meant that the Kim Jong Un regime fired more missiles than his father’s regime did (an estimated 16 missiles in total) in 18 years.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media
Society,East Asia

Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media

Since his election in 2013, Prime Minister Abe has been promoting increased women’s entry into the workforce. Private consultancy studies such as the 2014 Goldman Sachs study pointed out that womenomics could “potentially boost Japan’s GDP by 13 percent.”
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The State of Coal Industry in Northeast Asia
Economy,East Asia

The State of Coal Industry in Northeast Asia

Power generation is the largest demand driver of coal use in Northeast Asia and many parts of the world. Japan is not alone in coal energy use and it is quite likely the regional coal industry will continue to persist for years to come.
By Tai Wei Lim - 10 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
India-Japan Ties: The China Factor and Beyond
Politics,East Asia,South Asia

India-Japan Ties: The China Factor and Beyond

The India-Japan Nuclear Deal came into force on July 20, 2017. With the deal, Japan can export nuclear power plant technology to India and help India with nuclear waste management. They can also jointly manufacture nuclear power plant equipment.
American Tianxia: A Chinese Term for American Power
Politics,East Asia

American Tianxia: A Chinese Term for American Power

Contemporary East Asia seems to resemble much more an American tianxia than a Chinese one. And not just East Asia. America’s NATO allies are tightly integrated into US-centered security institutions, and the European Union is in effect controlled by NATO countries.
Emerging India-Japan-Africa Triangular Cooperation
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

Emerging India-Japan-Africa Triangular Cooperation

India and Japan have joined hands in engaging in economic diplomacy with Africa and the rest of Asia, with the goal of social and economic development of the developing countries in these two continents.
An Electronic and Cyber Warfare Doctrine to Contain North Korea’s Provocations
Security,Cyberspace,East Asia

An Electronic and Cyber Warfare Doctrine to Contain North Korea’s Provocations

Through a strategic doctrine of electronic and cyber warfare containment, it would be possible for certain strategically significant actors to contain North Korea, while other strategically significant actors simultaneously work toward a peaceful resolution to the issue.
Japan Warms Up to China and Approves Anti-Terror Bill
China,East Asia

Japan Warms Up to China and Approves Anti-Terror Bill

Pro-Beijing factions in Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party see an AIIB membership as a way to improve Sino-Japanese relations but those who oppose it may be worried about rivalry with the Asian Development Bank.
By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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