The Chongqing Connectivity Initiative: From Transition to Take-off?
Economy,China,Southeast Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 25 Sep 2018

The Chongqing Connectivity Initiative: From Transition to Take-off?

In April 2018, it was revealed that Singapore has invested SGD 27 billion into the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative since the project broke ground in 2015. The four priority sectors are financial services, aviation, transportation and logistics, and ICT.
The Need for a More Nuanced Approach towards the BRI
Politics,Economy,China

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 19 Sep 2018

The Need for a More Nuanced Approach towards the BRI

North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects
Economy,East Asia

By Min-Hua Chiang - 17 Sep 2018

North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects

On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative
Economy,China

On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative

The incoming Imran Khan government of Pakistan will ask the IMF for a USD 12 billion bailout package, highlighting the new economic reality facing some Belt and Road Initiative participating countries and the need to formulate new rules governing the program.
The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry
Economy,China

The “Sputnik Moment” for the Chinese Semiconductor Industry

China used more than 45 percent of global semiconductor production, and it only makes 15 percent of worldwide semiconductors locally. The country ran a trade deficit of USD 193 billion in 2017 on semiconductor trade.
Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

ASEAN’s plans to strengthen connectivity has prompted and heightened competition between the two Asian giants of China and Japan, particularly in the areas of infrastructure financing and high-speed rail construction.
By Hong Zhao - 16 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.
By Tai Wei Lim - 13 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Development of China’s High Technology Industry
Economy,China

Development of China’s High Technology Industry

China has tried to develop its high technology industry through foreign direct investment since the 1990s. Despite the clear growth in high technology production, China has continued to rely on capital equipment and key components imported from foreign countries.
Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War

President Donald Trump announced the US would be applying tariffs amounting to USD 34 billion on certain Chinese goods imported by the US, commencing from midnight of July 6, 2018. The liberal Western media responded as if the sky was going to fall.
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.
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