Vietnam and the Philippines: Learning Together for Primary Care Payment Reform
Society,Southeast Asia
By Sarah Bales - 16 Apr 2016

Vietnam and the Philippines: Learning Together for Primary Care Payment Reform

Vietnam and the Philippines have both prioritized universal health coverage on their health reform agendas. Both countries have been trying to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and are striving to deal with growing challenges of population aging and chronic disease.
China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast  Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 29 Mar 2016

China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects

Myanmar’s New Leadership and Prospects for Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,Southeast Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 24 Mar 2016

Myanmar’s New Leadership and Prospects for Sino-Myanmar Relations

Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China

There are valuable lessons that policy makers can draw from the successful defense of the Singapore dollar against depreciation pressure in 1985 and interestingly, the case bear many resemblances to the RMB situation today.
Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari
Society,Southeast Asia

Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari

This paper will deploy Deleuze and Guattari’s geophilosophy to read the political economy of contemporary Cambodia as a stratum that emerged from the deterritorializing mechanisms of the Khmer Rouge genocide and politicide.
Laos And The Silk Road Economic Belt
Economy,Southeast Asia

Laos And The Silk Road Economic Belt

In his April 2014 meeting with the visiting Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the need for China and Laos to intensify their comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve their national development goals.
Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?
Environment,Southeast Asia

Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?

A total of six countries — China, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand — have relied on the Mekong River for generations. This shared use in the absence of clear ownership makes the river a regional transboundary common pool resource.
By Heejin Han - 10 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in late September 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping advocated for a new type of international relations that is based on practical win-win cooperation.
Recent Developments In Sino-Vietnamese Relations
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Recent Developments In Sino-Vietnamese Relations

On June 29, 2015, Vietnam joined the other founding members of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in signing the bank’s articles of agreement.
Sino-Cambodian Relations:  Recent Economic and Military Cooperation
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Sino-Cambodian Relations: Recent Economic and Military Cooperation

In a conference on Sino-Cambodian cooperation held in June 2015, Bu Jianguo, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, identified Cambodia as being located on China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road development plan.
The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan:  New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

The March 2015 Bombings of Yunnan: New Trends in Sino-Myanmar Relations

On March 8, 2015, a Tatmadaw fighter jet battling rebels from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in the Kokang region accidentally bombed a village in Gengma county in China’s Yunnan province, destroying a house.
US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China
Security,Southeast Asia

US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China

Speculation is rife that it is now a good opportunity for the US to nurture Vietnam into a strategic ally in its pivot to Asia, but, plagued by bilateral political distrust, it seems that Vietnam can only be an ally of convenience at best.
By Bojian Liu - 29 Feb 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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