Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?
Politics,Economy
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 13 Sep 2019

Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?

Argentine has defaulted on its sovereign debt eight times since independence in 1816, and the country has been punctuated with regular economic crises in the past 70 years. The issue on hand is not so much about Argentine default, but the judgement and approach of the IMF.
Sinking Cities in Asia: Science-Based Adaptations Are Needed
Environment,Southeast Asia

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 06 Sep 2019

Sinking Cities in Asia: Science-Based Adaptations Are Needed

How Libra Will Kill the Dollar
Economy,Cyberspace

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 30 Aug 2019

How Libra Will Kill the Dollar

Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago of 572 islands, is strategically located in the Indian Ocean and has the potential to play a decisive role in the shaping of India’s Indo-Pacific policy.
US Democrats Mostly Agree with Trump over Pacific Trade Pact
Politics,Economy

US Democrats Mostly Agree with Trump over Pacific Trade Pact

Joe Biden, who served as Vice President under Former US President Barack Obama, stated that the TPP in its current form was unacceptable and if elected as President, he would only make the US join the agreement if parts of it are “renegotiated”.
Why Do Countries Sign Up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Politics,Economy,China

Why Do Countries Sign Up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

From the Chinese perspective, openness and inclusiveness are perhaps the most attractive points about the BRI. For the Chinese government, the BRI is a multilateral vehicle designed for those who want it for developmental purposes based on market forces.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Aug 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
China and India See More Cooperation in IT
Economy,China,South Asia

China and India See More Cooperation in IT

New Delhi and Beijing have taken steps to find common ground in new areas such as in the information technology sector. The National Association of Software and Services Company of India has set up IT corridors in Guiyang, Xuzhou and Dalian of China.
Time for a Reality Check on BRI-related Projects
Politics,Economy,China

Time for a Reality Check on BRI-related Projects

In the first six months of 2019, China moved on a number of fronts in the Belt and Road Initiative. Many of these projects aimed to create a win-win situation with the recipients of the funds. However, there were some issues that highlighted challenges of the BRI.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jul 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Hangzhou and Alibaba: The Dynamic Duo of Industry 4.0 in China
Economy,Cyberspace,China

Hangzhou and Alibaba: The Dynamic Duo of Industry 4.0 in China

Alibaba is using “City Brain”, an Artificial Intelligence system, to help ease traffic flow in Hangzhou. Meanwhile, an AI town has been established next to Alibaba’s headquarters and indicates Hangzhou’s plan to lead the fourth industrial revolution within China.
By Tai Wei Lim - 26 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War

The punitive American tariffs aim more at checking Beijing’s technological ambitions and less at reducing the US trade deficit. Washington’s long-term fear is that China seeks to dislodge the US from its global primacy.
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