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The 21st century is commonly referred to as the 'Pacific Century.' For such a prediction to materialize, the economies of the Asia-Pacific must lead the globe. What challenges will the region face? What nations stand to benefit most? The Diplomat's economics and business blog, Pacific Money, will try to tackle these questions and more.

What’s Behind China’s ‘Street-Stall Economy’ Discussion?
July 02, 2020

What’s Behind China’s ‘Street-Stall Economy’ Discussion?

By Chan Kung and Yu (Tony) Pan
China must take care not to let the current trend follow the pattern of the bicycle-sharing fiasco.

Gulf-Asia Connectivity After the COVID-19 Crisis
July 01, 2020

Gulf-Asia Connectivity After the COVID-19 Crisis

By Guy Burton
Economic and security links have been growing for decades. That will continue, even if at a slower pace.
Companies Prodded to Rely Less on China, But Few Respond
June 30, 2020

Companies Prodded to Rely Less on China, But Few Respond

By Associated Press
The pandemic has raised political pressure for companies to move out of China, but the practicalities of business keep many from doing so.

Despite Economic Turmoil, Indonesia-Australia Trade Agreement Pushes Ahead
June 26, 2020

Despite Economic Turmoil, Indonesia-Australia Trade Agreement Pushes Ahead

By Kyle Springer
In the midst of COVID-19, an unlikely trade agreement breaks through.

China’s Great Wall of Finance Shows First Signs of a Crack – in Hong Kong
June 25, 2020

China’s Great Wall of Finance Shows First Signs of a Crack – in Hong Kong

By Project 2047
Any U.S. financial sanctions on Hong Kong will break the financial lifeline for China.

The UK Wants to Join CPTPP. That’s Good News for Japan.
June 24, 2020

The UK Wants to Join CPTPP. That’s Good News for Japan.

By Yukari Easton
Britain’s interest in the group will help strengthen trade relations with Japan.

China’s Tariffs on Australian Barley: Coercion, Protectionism, or Both?  
June 19, 2020

China’s Tariffs on Australian Barley: Coercion, Protectionism, or Both?  

By Scott Waldron
The Chinese anti-dumping tariffs on Australian barley have been widely interpreted as revenge for Australia’s call for a COVID-19 investigation. But there are other factors at play.
How China Can Avert an Employment Crisis
June 16, 2020

How China Can Avert an Employment Crisis

By Yan Liang
In trying to recover from the economic damage done by COVID-19, Beijing’s top concern will be battling unemployment.

What Does Hong Kong’s National Security Law Mean for Tech Companies?
June 12, 2020

What Does Hong Kong’s National Security Law Mean for Tech Companies?

By Xiaomeng Lu
The Hong Kong national security law will have implications for privacy, cybersecurity, data, and trade issues.

As Global Value Chains Shift, Will China Lose Its Dominance?
June 11, 2020

As Global Value Chains Shift, Will China Lose Its Dominance?

By Priyanka Pandit
China’s position as a crucial link is likely to remain unaltered even under new patterns of production.

To Reform India, Modi 2.0 Needs to Remember Modi 1.0’s Agenda
June 11, 2020

To Reform India, Modi 2.0 Needs to Remember Modi 1.0’s Agenda

By Kriti Upadhyaya
The Modi government’s reform scorecard: a revived commitment to reforms is what the country needs.
Asia and the Global Economy’s COVID-19 Plunge
June 10, 2020

Asia and the Global Economy’s COVID-19 Plunge

By Catherine Putz
The World Bank’s forecasts are not rosy for the world economy, but some will hurt more than others.

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