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China’s Third Plenum Offers Little Hope for a Flagging Economy

China’s Third Plenum Offers Little Hope for a Flagging Economy

By Donald Low
The Third Plenum outcome suggests a mismatch between what the Chinese economy needs to recover quickly and what policymakers are prepared to deliver. 

China’s Wind Power Firms Are Advancing in Europe – For Now

China’s Wind Power Firms Are Advancing in Europe – For Now

By Chris Hankin
Chinese turbine manufacturers are rapidly expanding in Europe, but it’s a race against the clock as tariffs loom.
Don’t Worry Too Much About Emigration From Laos

Don’t Worry Too Much About Emigration From Laos

By David Hutt
The problem isn’t workers leaving. The problem is what’s happening to the youngsters who are replacing them.

Misreading China’s Third Plenum

Misreading China’s Third Plenum

By Lizzi C. Lee
Initial reactions miss the point of the communique. It is not designed to deliver instant solutions but to outline a comprehensive strategy.

Female Migrant Workers in Bhutan’s Liquor Industry

Female Migrant Workers in Bhutan’s Liquor Industry

By Samiksha Rai and Jelle J.P. Wouters
For Bhutanese women, work in the liquor industry involves a trade-off between economic and gendered vulnerabilities.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Pakistan’s Economy: Lessons From South Korea

Pakistan’s Economy: Lessons From South Korea

By Waqas Shair and Khurram Shahzad
Pakistan could look to South Korea as a blueprint for economic development by emphasizing efforts to nurture the private sector.

China’s Third Plenum Embraces a ‘New Development Philosophy’

China’s Third Plenum Embraces a ‘New Development Philosophy’

By Shannon Tiezzi
The long-awaited economic-focused meeting of the CCP’s governing body emphasized Beijing’s commitment to growth centered on technology – and CCP control.
What Do Tongwei and LONGi’s Struggles Say About the Future of Solar Supply Chains?

What Do Tongwei and LONGi’s Struggles Say About the Future of Solar Supply Chains?

By Chris Hankin
The two Chinese companies play a dominant role in the solar panel supply chain. Now even they are suffering from overconcentration of the solar industry.

What’s Really Ailing Thailand’s Economy?

What’s Really Ailing Thailand’s Economy?

By James Guild
Domestic politics are part of it, but the real problem is that macroeconomic conditions are not favorable for Thailand’s export-heavy economy.

The Stati v Kazakhstan Saga Ends

The Stati v Kazakhstan Saga Ends

By Paolo Sorbello
The parties said they reached a settlement more than a decade after arbitration proceedings started.

Sri Lanka’s Many IMF Programs: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

Sri Lanka’s Many IMF Programs: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

By Tharindu Udayanga Kamburawala
Comparing the similarities and differences in Sri Lanka’s five latest agreements with the IMF highlights the country’s economic trajectory since 2001.
Does Vietnam and Bangladesh’s Cheap Labor Threaten ‘Made in China’ Textiles?

Does Vietnam and Bangladesh’s Cheap Labor Threaten ‘Made in China’ Textiles?

By Andey Ng
Despite rising labor costs and less enthusiasm for factory jobs, e-commerce and domestic consumption provide a future growth model for the massive textile industry in China.

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