Are Chinese Tourists a Boon or a Bane?
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By Wen Xin Lim - 12 Oct 2016

Are Chinese Tourists a Boon or a Bane?

While Chinese tourists are welcomed due to their increased spending power, their ill manners and rude behaviors unfortunately put the host countries in a difficult position and also tarnish China’s reputation as a whole.
The Chinese Communist Party’s 6th Plenum
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By Tai Wei Lim - 10 Oct 2016

The Chinese Communist Party’s 6th Plenum

Japan’s Abdication Dilemma
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By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Oct 2016

Japan’s Abdication Dilemma

Malacca in the Maritime Silk Road Connectivity
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Malacca in the Maritime Silk Road Connectivity

In July 2016, Malaysia indicated that China may be welcomed to construct a port in Malacca’s Carey Island as part of the Malacca Gateway project. Chinese ambassador Huang Huikang characterized the USD 10 billion investment in this project as a component of China’s Maritime Silk Road initiative.
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China’s Consumer-Centric Telecom Reform
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China’s Consumer-Centric Telecom Reform

In the last two years, Chinese telecom regulators have initiated a number of reforms that are market-oriented and consumer-friendly. The series of reforms has produced tangible economic benefits.
Will European Banks Hold Cash and End Negative Interest Rate Policy?
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Will European Banks Hold Cash and End Negative Interest Rate Policy?

The news that an increasing number of European banks are looking for cheap way to store cash as interest rates go negative is a good way for banks to register their protest over the impact of negative interest rates.
Rethinking of Popular Economic Ideas
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Rethinking of Popular Economic Ideas

The lingering subpar economic recovery since the 2008 subprime crisis and the ascendancy of the Chinese economy since 1979 has given rise to an intellectual re-examination by some economists of many popular economic ideas.
China Continues Ascendancy in Basic Science Research
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China Continues Ascendancy in Basic Science Research

In the 2015 Nature Index published recently, China kept its number two position in the country ranking and continues its push to narrow the gap with the leading country, the US.
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