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Against the Tide: The Growth of China-Sri Lanka Trade
August 01, 2019
Against the Tide: The Growth of China-Sri Lanka Trade
Chinese trade with the island nation is booming even while Indian trade seems stuck.
Against the Tide: The Growth of China-Sri Lanka Trade
China's Tech Sector Is in Trouble
July 17, 2019
China's Tech Sector Is in Trouble
Chinese tech workers are stuck in the cold as relations with the US freeze.
China's Tech Sector Is in Trouble
China's New Data Protection Scheme
July 02, 2019
China's New Data Protection Scheme
China has released a draft regulation fleshing out its cybersecurity law.
China's New Data Protection Scheme
Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
May 23, 2019
Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
A look at dam, Belt and Road, and SEZ projects in “the battery of Southeast Asia.”
Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
China’s GMO Paradox
May 21, 2019
China’s GMO Paradox
For all its power, the Chinese government can’t get people to trust genetically modified crops.
China’s GMO Paradox
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
May 14, 2019
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
US Trade Tantrum: The Fallout for China and Asia
May 13, 2019
US Trade Tantrum: The Fallout for China and Asia
Trump just hiked U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods yet again. What does that mean for Asian economies?
US Trade Tantrum: The Fallout for China and Asia
Nepal Inching Toward China
May 09, 2019
Nepal Inching Toward China
Warnings of a debt trap aside, there is consensus in Nepal on the benefits to be had from the Belt and Road Initiative.
Nepal Inching Toward China
Are the Gloves Coming Off in China-Germany Economic Relations?
May 03, 2019
Are the Gloves Coming Off in China-Germany Economic Relations?
As Germany shifts its China approach, Huawei is in the crosshairs.
Are the Gloves Coming Off in China-Germany Economic Relations?
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
April 20, 2019
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
Japan is ready to give Trump a signature economic win. Here's why.
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
What Does Jokowi’s Win Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?
April 19, 2019
What Does Jokowi’s Win Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?
The Indonesian president has made progress, but has unfinished business to complete in his probable second term.
What Does Jokowi’s Win Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?
Green Shoots Sighted for Asia’s Economies
April 19, 2019
Green Shoots Sighted for Asia’s Economies
Growth projections remain cautious, but there are promising signs Asia may be snapping out of its slowdown.
Green Shoots Sighted for Asia’s Economies
What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?
April 16, 2019
What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?
The government is once again heralding oil and gas prospects offshore and on, but it’s done so twice before.
What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?
How the US Can Win Its Trade War With China
April 10, 2019
How the US Can Win Its Trade War With China
History provides the blueprint for a winning deal.
How the US Can Win Its Trade War With China
Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
April 05, 2019
Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
China’s “seesaw economy” is the result of an unempowered market that plays second fiddle to political objectives.
Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
Brunei: Huawei’s Foothold in Southeast Asia
April 03, 2019
Brunei: Huawei’s Foothold in Southeast Asia
Huawei’s already substantial presence in the sultanate is likely to extend to building Brunei’s 5G network.
Brunei: Huawei’s Foothold in Southeast Asia
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