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Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union
January 25, 2021

Uzbekistan Takes Further Steps Toward Eurasian Economic Union

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s 2021 strategy directs several government agencies to align with a number of EAEU regulations. 

UN: Pandemic, Surging Food Prices Leave Many in Asia Hungry
January 21, 2021

UN: Pandemic, Surging Food Prices Leave Many in Asia Hungry

By Associated Press
Across Asia, high prices for fruits, vegetables, and dairy products have made it "nearly impossible" for low income families to have healthy diets.
The Global Reach of China’s Venture Capital
January 21, 2021

The Global Reach of China’s Venture Capital

By Sophie Zinser
Chinese VC investment has been excluded from India but is growing in South and Southeast Asia. How is that remaking foreign startup ecosystems?

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One
January 20, 2021

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One

By Jonathan Corrado
The five-year economic plan laid out at the Party Congress is no course correction for the country.

For Indonesia, Chinese 5G Cooperation Brings Promise and Peril
January 20, 2021

For Indonesia, Chinese 5G Cooperation Brings Promise and Peril

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
Like many nations, Indonesia faces a difficult decision about how far to engage with China's Digital Silk Road.

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated
January 20, 2021

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated

By Associated Press
The proposal would have made the U.K. the first country in the world to allow genocide cases to be considered in domestic courts.

Indonesia, Malaysia Step Up Palm Oil Lobbying: Report
January 20, 2021

Indonesia, Malaysia Step Up Palm Oil Lobbying: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The increased lobbying effort reflects the increasingly negative perceptions of the industry.
Low Rates Are Pushing US Capital Into Southeast Asia. What Happens When Rates Go Up?
January 19, 2021

Low Rates Are Pushing US Capital Into Southeast Asia. What Happens When Rates Go Up?

By James Guild
For emerging markets, foreign capital inflows can spur growth – but they are also a potential source of volatility.

US Won’t Penalize Vietnam, Despite ‘Unreasonable’ Currency Practices
January 19, 2021

US Won’t Penalize Vietnam, Despite ‘Unreasonable’ Currency Practices

By Sebastian Strangio
In a short statement, the U.S. Trade Representative bats the trade dispute into the Biden administration’s court.

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains
January 18, 2021

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains

By Associated Press
While most major economies struggle to recover from the pandemic, the Chinese economy shows signs of growth across sectors.

Chatbot Gone Awry Starts Conversations About AI Ethics in South Korea
January 16, 2021

Chatbot Gone Awry Starts Conversations About AI Ethics in South Korea

By Dongwoo Kim
The “Luda” AI chatbot sparked a necessary debate about AI ethics as South Korea places new emphasis on the technology.
Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues
January 15, 2021

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Beijing continues to focus on deepening its physical integration with the Southeast Asian nations to its south.

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