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COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession
August 03, 2020

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession

By Troy Stangarone
Despite its capable handling of the pandemic overall, South Korea has not been able to escape the global economic fallout.

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content
August 01, 2020

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content

By Associated Press
According to Australia’s treasurer, “the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake with these changes.”
Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?
July 31, 2020

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?

By Joshua Mcdonald
After recent reports laid out evidence that Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories around China after detention, Australian governments are reviewing some contracts.

The Internationalization of China’s Currency in Indonesia
July 31, 2020

The Internationalization of China’s Currency in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
The RMB is gradually making inroads in Indonesia.

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
July 30, 2020

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing

By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.

Will Cambodia’s Shift in Focus to Small-Scale Farming Work?
July 29, 2020

Will Cambodia’s Shift in Focus to Small-Scale Farming Work?

By Len Ang
Is the COVID-motivated shift enough to support all the laid-off garment industry workers? Who will really benefit?

Graham Webster on TikTok, Huawei, and the US-China Tech Clash
July 29, 2020

Graham Webster on TikTok, Huawei, and the US-China Tech Clash

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Questions around Chinese government power and the growth of Chinese companies around the world have triggered a heightened awareness of who controls platforms and how they collect, store, or share data.”
Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response Pivots to Support Economic Recovery
July 23, 2020

Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response Pivots to Support Economic Recovery

By Jefferson Ng
Indonesia’s restructured COVID-19 task force has a clear economic bias.

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market
July 23, 2020

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon's administration has enacted over 20 policies to try and curb soaring real estate prices -- all without success.

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
July 17, 2020

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’

By Titli Basu
Managing risks and fortifying national security is critical while doing business with China. 

The Greening of Indonesia-Gulf Relations
July 17, 2020

The Greening of Indonesia-Gulf Relations

By Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
While deeply rooted in oil and gas, energy relations between the Gulf and Indonesia are increasingly moving toward renewables like solar.
Kristian Lasslett on Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters Conundrum 
July 14, 2020

Kristian Lasslett on Uzbekistan’s Cotton Clusters Conundrum 

By Catherine Putz
Privatization of the cotton sector “is in itself no silver bullet solution” for the problems of corruption and forced labor. 

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