China’s Need to Build the “Polar Silk Road”
Economy,China
By Amrita Jash - 12 Feb 2018

China’s Need to Build the “Polar Silk Road”

The Chinese agenda is to build the “Polar Silk Road” through developing the Arctic shipping routes. What makes it an essential need is the strategic significance of the Northern Sea Route, a potential key trading route between the eastern, western and northern hemispheres.
Singapore: South Asia’s Bridge to ASEAN
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 07 Feb 2018

Singapore: South Asia’s Bridge to ASEAN

India’s Act East Policy: Can West Bengal Benefit?
Economy,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 02 Feb 2018

India’s Act East Policy: Can West Bengal Benefit?

How is Art like Bitcoin?
Economy,Society,Cyberspace

How is Art like Bitcoin?

Given that speculative bubbles have long affected markets around the world, bitcoin is hardly the first object to have this gulf between its intrinsic value and market value. Indeed, the world of art is ripe with objects presenting this same phenomenon.
China’s Continuing Regional Efforts in 2018
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

China’s Continuing Regional Efforts in 2018

China’s activities in Southeast Asia indicate that the region remains an important one. The leadership of some countries in Southeast Asia are aligned with the Belt and Road Initiative’s vision of infrastructural connectivity.
By Tai Wei Lim - 22 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival
Economy,East Asia

Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the cooperation of Keidanren for persuading Japan’s large MNCs to raise their wages to stimulate consumer spending. These are all necessary ingredients for Abenomics to work and run its full course.
By Tai Wei Lim - 15 Jan 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The 2017 Sino-Canadian Investment Reset
Economy,China

The 2017 Sino-Canadian Investment Reset

Canada’s economic exchange with China started in the 1960s with wheat exports to China. Today, 50 percent of Canadian exports to China are based on natural resources and the Canadian government believes that they have more resources to offer.
By Tai Wei Lim - 26 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Trudeau’s Visit to China: Prospects for China-Canada Trade Relations
Economy,China

Trudeau’s Visit to China: Prospects for China-Canada Trade Relations

Observers had expected a major breakthrough on the front of trade during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to China in December 2017. Both countries however simply agreed to continue their “exploratory discussions toward a comprehensive trade agreement.”
By Romi Jain - 14 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Thai Railway and Relations
Economy,Southeast Asia

Sino-Thai Railway and Relations

According to the Thai mass media, the first phase of the Sino-Thai railway connecting Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima would begin construction in late 2017. This is Thailand’s first high speed railway line.
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?
Economy

The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?

US President Donald Trump said that the US trade deficit with China had caused the ruination of US companies, had cost American workers their jobs, and in general was very hurtful to the United States.
Developing Human Capital for the New Economy
Economy

Developing Human Capital for the New Economy

Singapore’s SkillsFuture program is a major state-level initiative unveiled in 2015. The Singapore government would be investing SGD 1 billion per year until 2020 to “foster and continually renew deep skills that are critical for the next stage of Singapore’s economy.”  
Russia Expands its Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,Economy

Russia Expands its Footprint in the Middle East

Cementing friendships, standing by its ally, forging military and economic deals with all sides, and reconciling differences; Russia is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and has emerged as a major strategic player. The Saudi monarch’s recent visit is a testimony.
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