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The West Is Laser-Focused on Central Asia’s Middle Corridor. So Is China.

The West Is Laser-Focused on Central Asia’s Middle Corridor. So Is China.

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
For more commodities to move west from Central Asia, better infrastructure, more inter-agency cooperation, and modern customs systems are necessary. 

Uzbekistan: From Shared Taxis to Ridesharing

Uzbekistan: From Shared Taxis to Ridesharing

By Haley Zehrung
Uzbeks and foreigners alike can benefit from the modernization of transport options across Uzbekistan, encompassed by the growth of ride-hailing apps. But some areas are being left behind.
Singapore Is in Perfect Position to Court AI Companies From China

Singapore Is in Perfect Position to Court AI Companies From China

By Grace Shao
With China facing advanced chip and equipment bans from the United States, Singapore is an increasingly attractive place for Asia-based talent to set up AI companies.

China Targets Europe’s Farmers, Not Its Automakers, in Response to EU Tariffs on Electric Cars

China Targets Europe’s Farmers, Not Its Automakers, in Response to EU Tariffs on Electric Cars

By Associated Press
China’s Commerce Ministry announced Monday that it is opening an anti-dumping investigation into pork from Europe, widely seen as a response to the EU move on electric cars.

Southeast Asia’s Digital Banking Race Has Gotten Off to a Slow Start

Southeast Asia’s Digital Banking Race Has Gotten Off to a Slow Start

By James Guild
Digital banking services have struggled to live up to the hype, even in nations like Indonesia, where large numbers of people lack regular access to financial services.

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

Hong Kong Is Chiming in on China-US Tech Competition

Hong Kong Is Chiming in on China-US Tech Competition

By Sunny Cheung
Hong Kong’s investments in semiconductors and technology highlight a deliberate strategy to align with China’s objectives while exploiting gaps in U.S. regulations.

Adani’s Wind Power Project in Sri Lanka Hits Rough Weather

Adani’s Wind Power Project in Sri Lanka Hits Rough Weather

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Criticism of Adani projects is not new in Sri Lanka. For the first time now, a public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court against Adani Green Energy.
Khurram Husain on China’s Declining Interest in CPEC

Khurram Husain on China’s Declining Interest in CPEC

By Sudha Ramachandran
China's main interest now is “safeguarding the commercial viability of their existing investments, and security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan."

Chinese Leadership’s In-House Lecture Offers Valuable Insights into China’s AI Strategy

Chinese Leadership’s In-House Lecture Offers Valuable Insights into China’s AI Strategy

By Lizzi C. Lee
In a lecture to China’s top legislative body, a leading computer scientist outlined a national AI strategy focused on developing the real economy and overcoming U.S. tech restrictions. 

Reality Check: South Korea and China Face More Complex Economic Dynamics

Reality Check: South Korea and China Face More Complex Economic Dynamics

By Ray Wang
Domestic, bilateral, and global trends are combining to reshape China-South Korea trade for the long term. 

What Is Happening at Indonesian State-Owned Pharmaceutical Company Indofarma?

What Is Happening at Indonesian State-Owned Pharmaceutical Company Indofarma?

By James Guild
The company has recently come under investigation for its involvement in a long list of fraudulent activities.
From Tsai to Lai: Taiwan’s Economic Security Reforms Amid the AI Chip Surge

From Tsai to Lai: Taiwan’s Economic Security Reforms Amid the AI Chip Surge

By Jeremy Chih-Cheng Chang and Chiang Min-yen
Reviewing past achievements and highlighting three unfinished challenges.

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