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China’s Technoindustrial Policy Is More Soviet Retro Than Japan Innovation
December 04, 2020

China’s Technoindustrial Policy Is More Soviet Retro Than Japan Innovation

By Tristan Kenderdine
In science and technology innovation, closed markets, proprietary standards, and ideologized scientific research policy are a recipe for retrogradation.

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties
December 04, 2020

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties

By Abhishek Dwivedi
The model BIT of 2016 is vague, flawed, and offers little succor for Indian or foreign investors.
China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note
December 04, 2020

China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note

By Abhijnan Rej
While the idea of mining the moon may look attractive, neither China nor anybody else is quite there yet.

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law
December 04, 2020

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law

By Shannon Tiezzi
China now has an answer to the United States' Entity List. How will Beijing use its version?

Myanmar’s Kachin State Sees Boom in Chinese Banana Cultivation
December 03, 2020

Myanmar’s Kachin State Sees Boom in Chinese Banana Cultivation

By Sebastian Strangio
Seeking quick returns, Chinese investors are driving a scramble for plantation land in parts of northern Myanmar.

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies
December 01, 2020

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies

By James Guild
COVID-19 has presented state oil firms in Malaysia and Indonesia with widely divergent challenges.

Foxconn to Shift Some iPad, Macbook Production to Vietnam
November 30, 2020

Foxconn to Shift Some iPad, Macbook Production to Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Vietnam continues to be the big winner of the Trump administration's trade war with China.
The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor
November 28, 2020

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor

By Khang Vu
North Korea at present is not in the same position that Vietnam was in 1986, in large part due to differences in the security environment.

China Slaps 200 Percent Tax on Australia Wine Amid Tensions
November 27, 2020

China Slaps 200 Percent Tax on Australia Wine Amid Tensions

By Associated Press
Wine joins beef, coal, barley, seafood, sugar and timber on the list of goods impacted by growing tensions between Australia and China.

A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar
November 26, 2020

A Financial Alliance Won’t Help China and Russia Dethrone the US Dollar

By Francis Shin
Even a joint effort from China and Russia won’t be enough to shield them from U.S. economic influence.

Banking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan
November 25, 2020

Banking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
A bank close to Nazarbayev buys a competitor, while smaller lenders continue to fall. 
India’s Protectionism Might Hinder Its Economic Growth — and Affect Global Partnerships
November 24, 2020

India’s Protectionism Might Hinder Its Economic Growth — and Affect Global Partnerships

By Aparna Pande
India’s growth and global heft crucially depends on its economic openness and willingness to provide a level playing field to foreign companies.

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