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Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy
December 24, 2019

Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy

By Kyle Ferrier
President Moon will have to fight external tailwinds to try and boost South Korea's economy.
Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia
December 23, 2019

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo has ambitions to become a hydrogen fueled society by 2050 and Australia is a key aspect of achieving that goal.

Australia, the US, and the Race for ASEAN’s Infrastructure
December 18, 2019

Australia, the US, and the Race for ASEAN’s Infrastructure

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Ahmad Turdmuzi
Australia and the U.S. are both providing infrastructure investments in ASEAN, sometimes in direct competition with each other.

Has Japan Become the Kingmaker for Trade Deals in the Indo-Pacific?
December 18, 2019

Has Japan Become the Kingmaker for Trade Deals in the Indo-Pacific?

By Jeffrey Wilson
The future of RCEP depends on how the Japanese government will approach India’s withdrawal.

White House Touts ‘Very Significant’ Phase One China Trade Deal
December 18, 2019

White House Touts ‘Very Significant’ Phase One China Trade Deal

By Bonnie Girard
A White House press call includes some more details on the agreement that was announced December 13.
Can the Belt and Road Help Countries Replicate China’s Development Successes?
December 17, 2019

Can the Belt and Road Help Countries Replicate China’s Development Successes?

By David Skidmore
Ironically, the solutions proposed by the BRI contradict China’s own development model.

The US-China Trade Deal Is Finally Here
December 14, 2019

The US-China Trade Deal Is Finally Here

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. and Chinese announcements on the “phase one” deal are optimistic in tone, but their differences hint at lingering frictions.
To Boost Its Economy, the Philippines Can’t Forgo Human Rights Protections
December 14, 2019

To Boost Its Economy, the Philippines Can’t Forgo Human Rights Protections

By Ronald U. Mendoza
Rule of law, human rights, and economics in Duterte’s Philippines.

‘Buy Yellow, Eat Yellow’: The Economic Arm of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests
December 13, 2019

‘Buy Yellow, Eat Yellow’: The Economic Arm of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests

By Alexandra Chan
How Hong Kong’s rising “Yellow Economy” sustains its pro-democracy movement.

Why a ‘Phase One’ Deal Won’t Solve the US-China Trade War
December 13, 2019

Why a ‘Phase One’ Deal Won’t Solve the US-China Trade War

By Daisuke Minami
Even if a deal is reached, neither side can trust the other to implement it.

China Is Taking Patents Seriously. The World Should Take Notice.
December 12, 2019

China Is Taking Patents Seriously. The World Should Take Notice.

By Bonnie Girard
China has spent 35 years quietly building a patent system that BRI is now helping to extend.
2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change
December 12, 2019

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change

By Ankit Panda
From South Asia to China to Northeast Asia, 2019 was a transformative year.

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