The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?
Economy
By John F. Copper - 16 Nov 2017

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

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 03 Nov 2017

Developing Human Capital for the New Economy

Russia Expands its Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,Economy

By Aditi Bhaduri - 01 Nov 2017

Russia Expands its Footprint in the Middle East

China’s Politics and Economy: Where To from Here?
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Politics and Economy: Where To from Here?

While President Xi has amassed great powers, he is also facing formidable challenges confronting China. He has to manage China’s maturing economy, upgrade quality of life for the middle class, and ensure sustainable growth with less detriments to the environment.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China Invests in Canada’s Alberta Oil Sands
Economy,China

China Invests in Canada’s Alberta Oil Sands

China’s major investment in Canada’s energy sector, in particular the Alberta oil sands, marks China’s continuing diversification strategy away from overdependence on Middle Eastern crude oil.
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China Pledges Billions of Dollars for Belt and Road Projects
Economy,China

China Pledges Billions of Dollars for Belt and Road Projects

As of July 2017, China has allocated more than USD 100 billion to pay for Belt and Road Initiaitve projects, including the massive USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and a pan-Asian high-speed railway.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Bullet Train Project Underscores Warm India-Japan Ties
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

Bullet Train Project Underscores Warm India-Japan Ties

During Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s recent India visit, all eyes were on the inauguration ceremony of the ambitious Ahmedabad–Mumbai bullet train project, valued at USD 17 billion. A number of other agreements were also signed during the Indo-Japan Annual Summit.
India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead

India’s upgrading of the Look East Policy to Act East Policy seem promising for India-Vietnam economic ties. With the progression of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, there will be more opportunity to tap the Vietnamese market.
By Rashmi Singh - 18 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China is Once Again at the Crossroads of Housing Development
Economy,Society,China

China is Once Again at the Crossroads of Housing Development

China followed the Soviet socialist model of development in 1949, which was economically characterized by public ownership of resources. The housing model acknowledged the general logic and ideological features of state socialism.
By Zhihua Zhou - 06 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Role of Hong Kong in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Economy,East Asia

The Role of Hong Kong in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong serves as a template for China to develop capitalism with Chinese characteristics. Hong Kong has been a living economic laboratory for socialist China to observe and selectively apply capitalist market features that have led to the rise of the Chinese economy.
By Tai Wei Lim - 05 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Mine Tourism in East Asia
Economy,East Asia

Mine Tourism in East Asia

East Asian mining regions are cashing in on their mothballed or active mine for tourism. Some former mines are rich cultural heritage, others have manmade structures of interest for photographers or history buffs, while others feature rustic towns suitable for tourism.  
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Not See the Trees for the Forest: The Fiscal Policy Debate in Hong Kong
Economy,East Asia

Not See the Trees for the Forest: The Fiscal Policy Debate in Hong Kong

Over the years, the Hong Kong government has accumulated a huge amount of reserves (roughly HKD 4000 billion). When such an amount of wealth is sitting around earning a modest rate of return, any economist would ask the question: is this the most efficient allocation of resources?
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