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The Difficulty of Sino-American Economic Disentanglement
July 26, 2021

The Difficulty of Sino-American Economic Disentanglement

By Robert Farley
Disentanglement may hurt China more than the United States, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. would benefit. 

North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017
July 24, 2021

North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017

By Leo Byrne
It’s the first time since tight U.N. sanctions on the North’s oil imports went into effect that Pyongyang has openly sent a tanker to China.
Can China’s Economy Overtake the United States?
July 23, 2021

Can China’s Economy Overtake the United States?

By Robert Farley
Chinese economic growth has been the dominant fact of 21st century international relations, and will continue to shape global politics for the rest of the century.

Myanmar Hemorrhages Jobs Due to Coup Crisis, COVID-19
July 22, 2021

Myanmar Hemorrhages Jobs Due to Coup Crisis, COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The International Labor Organization reports “a continuous deterioration in labor market conditions since the military takeover.”

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

The Challenge of Modernizing a Navy: Malaysia’s Boustead Heavy Industries
July 20, 2021

The Challenge of Modernizing a Navy: Malaysia’s Boustead Heavy Industries

By James Guild
A decade ago, the Malaysian shipbuilder was in fine health. Now it finds itself in financial straits.

Vietnam, US Reach Accord on Alleged Currency Manipulation
July 20, 2021

Vietnam, US Reach Accord on Alleged Currency Manipulation

By Sebastian Strangio
Vietnam came under mounting U.S. pressure under the Trump administration over the alleged devaluation of its currency.
China’s ‘Circular 15’ Addresses Local Governments’ Hidden Debts
July 20, 2021

China’s ‘Circular 15’ Addresses Local Governments’ Hidden Debts

By Sara Hsu
Local government financing vehicle bonds are coming under increasing scrutiny as a source of financial risk.

What Cultured Meat Can Tell Us About China
July 19, 2021

What Cultured Meat Can Tell Us About China

By Bonnie Girard
A new survey on a niche product provides a window into changing attitudes, and even has implications for Chinese national security.

Where Does China’s Digital Currency Stand?
July 17, 2021

Where Does China’s Digital Currency Stand?

By Edward Lehman and Jed Rothstein
The eCNY continues to be a trailblazer as a central bank-backed digital currency, even if it’s not quite ready for its full debut.

Vietnam’s Battle to Market Its Prized Rice
July 16, 2021

Vietnam’s Battle to Market Its Prized Rice

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The case of ST25 drives home how important it is for countries, particularly developing countries, to develop strong intellectual property protection schemes.
Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom
July 16, 2021

Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's 17 million tablet haul amounts to nearly the entire recorded seizures for last year.

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