Japan-South Korea Feud: Economic and Geo-political Ramifications
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Japan-South Korea Feud: Economic and Geo-political Ramifications

Recently, Japan imposed protectionist measures as a retaliation against South Korean court rulings. Japan’s new trade protectionism measures seemed to threaten South Korea’s chip making industry and this had evoked strong reactions.
China and India See More Cooperation in IT
Economy,China,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 22 Jul 2019

China and India See More Cooperation in IT

Time for a Reality Check on BRI-related Projects
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jul 2019

Time for a Reality Check on BRI-related Projects

Confusion and Uncertainty Cloud US-China Trade Truce
Politics,Economy,China

Confusion and Uncertainty Cloud US-China Trade Truce

US President Donald Trump called a truce to the US-China trade and technology war at the G-20 summit. He said that the US would not impose new tariffs on about USD 300 billion worth of Chinese imports and would allow American firms to sell products and services to Huawei.
Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?

Pakistan’s Economic Survey released in June 2019 strongly underscored the point that the country’s economy is in doldrums. Growth is estimated at 3.3 percent (GDP to fall below 4 percent for the first time), down from well over 5 percent last year.
UK-China Relations: Will Economics Trump Security Concerns?
Politics,Economy,China

UK-China Relations: Will Economics Trump Security Concerns?

The UK may not be China’s first priority in terms of economic engagement, it has however become important as a consequence of China’s ties souring with not just the US but also with Australia.
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.
India’s Iran Dilemma
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India’s Iran Dilemma

The importance of Iran for India cannot be overstated. India is Iran’s second largest crude importer, after China. Tensions over Iran’s nuclear and missile program this time around, and the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, have created another round of problems for India.
Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game
Politics,Economy,China

Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game

Russia is moving ahead with the Chinese Huawei 5G system co-development. Some consider the partnership between Russia and China in 5G systems to be a form of informal techno alliance. Some call it the new techno “iron curtain” or even an electronic “Cold War”.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China
Politics,Economy,China

The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China

The 21st century will arrive only with the arrival of 5G standard in mobile communications which, though already working as a pilot project in various countries, will only be rolled out on a large scale in the year 2020.
US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?

Since July 6, 2018, China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war. No matter who wins the trade battle at the end, the US is in danger of becoming a big power with a damaged prestige sustaining a shaky liberal world order.
By Yu Fu - 14 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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