Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan
Economy,East Asia
By Min-Hua Chiang - 25 Jun 2018

Rising Number of Chinese Tourists to Japan

Chinese tourists to Japan are on the rise. In 2017, 26 percent of Japan’s total visitor arrivals came from China. A weak Japanese yen, rise of budget airlines, China’s easing of outbound tourism, Japan’s visa deregulation and a growing Chinese middle class are the reasons.
Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Jun 2018

Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout

How China is Reshaping the International Order
Politics,Economy,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 20 Jun 2018

How China is Reshaping the International Order

ZTE Settlement: One Hit for the US, but More Battlegrounds Ahead?
Economy,China

ZTE Settlement: One Hit for the US, but More Battlegrounds Ahead?

Why did ZTE settle after its initial announcements to be in a state of shock and that the denial order caused major operating activities to cease? Perhaps it is as simple as China’s desire that it does not want an escalation of bilateral trade friction.
China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics
Politics,Economy,East Asia

China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics

Japan’s investment in China and bilateral trade have suffered setbacks in recent years. Unlike the slowing down of economic relations, the new geopolitical situation has encouraged the leaders from the two countries to seek more intimate diplomatic ties.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Three Years On
Economy,South Asia

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Three Years On

The early-harvest CPEC projects which have begun operation include several power plants, including the Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant, whose first of four turbines commenced operations in April 2018.
Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?

Bangladesh’s space age has begun with the successful launch of the Bangabandhu-1 satellite into orbit on May 11, 2018, making it one of the 57 nations having its own satellite. The future space-based Bangladesh may face mixed experiences.
BIMSTEC and People-to-People Connectivity
Economy,South Asia

BIMSTEC and People-to-People Connectivity

In the context of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, there are a few approaches that can be adopted to rejuvenate the sense of a common identity within the sub-region.
By Sampa Kundu - 24 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
New Technologies to Boost China’s Smart Cities Project
Economy,Cyberspace,China

New Technologies to Boost China’s Smart Cities Project

China has ambitions to build a modernized economy that is integrated into the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and big data. The smart cities ambition is likely to be a subset of such ambitions.
By Tai Wei Lim - 22 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Thanos and the Population Bomb
Economy,Society,Environment

Thanos and the Population Bomb

The concerns about population in Avengers: Infinity War have deep precedents in environmentalist thought, including the works of Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.
ASEAN Summit Discusses Smart Cities Network and Trade Tensions
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

ASEAN Summit Discusses Smart Cities Network and Trade Tensions

The 32nd ASEAN Summit was held in Singapore from April 25-28, 2018. Top of the agenda was ASEAN’s call to form a grid of smart cities by connecting Southeast Asia’s top tiered cities. ASEAN was also concerned about the trade tensions between the US and China.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
China and Neoliberalism
Economy,China

China and Neoliberalism

The promotion of connectivity through the Belt and Road Initiative, economic regionalism schemes, and Chinese infrastructure investments in the region, all appear to indicate that China is at the forefront of preserving the economic neoliberal agenda.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Apr 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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