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The Reality of Vietnam’s Energy Transition
November 25, 2022

The Reality of Vietnam’s Energy Transition

By Kathryn Neville
The country has emerged as a regional leader in renewables, but some thorny challenges lie ahead.

The Rationale Behind the US-ASEAN Electric Vehicle Initiative
November 24, 2022

The Rationale Behind the US-ASEAN Electric Vehicle Initiative

By Xirui Li
The Biden administration has announced its intention to compete more vigorously with China for Southeast Asia's EV market.
Australia’s ANZ Bank Exits Myanmar Due to Post-Coup Turmoil
November 24, 2022

Australia’s ANZ Bank Exits Myanmar Due to Post-Coup Turmoil

By Sebastian Strangio
The bank, which was awarded a banking license in Myanmar in 2014, said it was withdrawing due to the country's "increasing operational complexity."

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact
November 23, 2022

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact

By Joe McDonald
Changes in China's anti-virus controls may be a step toward lifting controls, but "zero COVID" might stay in place until as late as the second half of next year.

Government-Opposition Confrontation Looms in Bangladesh
November 22, 2022

Government-Opposition Confrontation Looms in Bangladesh

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The ruling Awami League is concerned over the massive rally that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party has planned at Dhaka on December 10.

Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation
November 22, 2022

Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan is concerned about the weak yen, but its policy options for responding are limited as a global recession looms.

A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit
November 22, 2022

A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jacinta Chen.
VP Harris Assures Asian Leaders US Is ‘Here to Stay’
November 19, 2022

VP Harris Assures Asian Leaders US Is ‘Here to Stay’

By Krutika Pathi
Asian countries have long worried about U.S. economic commitment to the region.

The Mending Australia-China Relationship: Powered by Lithium?
November 18, 2022

The Mending Australia-China Relationship: Powered by Lithium?

By Corey Lee Bell, Elena Collinson, and Xunpeng Shi
As other liberal democracies lock down supplies, Australia’s lithium exports are an increasingly critical economic component of the Australia-China relationship.

Taiwan’s APEC Envoy at the Center of China-US Tech Tensions
November 18, 2022

Taiwan’s APEC Envoy at the Center of China-US Tech Tensions

By Johnson Lai and Joe McDonald
TSMC founder Morris Chang is once again Taiwan’s representative at this week’s APEC summit.

China’s Tech Outreach in the Middle East and North Africa
November 17, 2022

China’s Tech Outreach in the Middle East and North Africa

By Dale Aluf
Chinese companies, acting out of both economic and geostrategic motives, are providing much of the MENA region’s digital infrastructure.
Asia-Pacific Leaders to Tackle Trade, Sustainability in Bangkok
November 17, 2022

Asia-Pacific Leaders to Tackle Trade, Sustainability in Bangkok

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
Thai officials are hoping to steer discussions away from the Ukraine war toward issues including climate change, economic disruptions, and COVID-19 recovery.

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