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Staying Competitive: Singapore’s Economy in a Turbulent World
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In the Chinese portion of his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted that the Singapore economy is slowing due to weaker global demand and the US-China trade war. The SIIA held an evening talk on Monday 19 August, the day after...

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The Impact of Fake News and Disinformation on Indonesian Politics
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Political utilisation of fake news is on the rise in Indonesia, and featured prominently during the recent election. These stories not only worsened divides, but also fuelled post-election riots in Jakarta. What role did fake news and disinformation play in the election, and what are...

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Malaysia’s Investment Climate in 2019
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Nearly a year has passed since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took office in May 2018. The new government has undertaken efforts to address Malaysia’s fiscal weakness and reform its institutions. But how are investors reacting to the first year of PH’s governance, and what challenges lie...

"Interactive Dashboard" displaying key figures for the Xi'an Container Port
The Belt and Road in China’s Northwest
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The Belt and Road Initiative is typically associated with China’s efforts to engage foreign partners. The initiative’s effects on China’s domestic situation are thus sometimes overlooked. An example of the BRI’s domestic implications can be seen in China’s northwest, where limited access to sea routes...

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Myanmar Update: Deeper China ties, and investment ministry’s top civil servant
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Myanmar   Chinese President Xi envisions deeper ties, assures Myanmar of Beijing’s support (10 Apr 2019) Xi expressed during a meeting with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Beijing, that China would like to enhance strategic communication and deepen cooperation with Myanmar no matter how the international situation...

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Security and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific
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The rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific’s economic and political power has significant implications for global governance. Asia-Pacific countries such as Japan, India and China, and regional bodies such as ASEAN, are increasingly informing, influencing and seeking to shape international standards and norms. At a London conference...

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13th Japan-Singapore Symposium – Forging Closer Ties
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Together with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) organised the 13th Japan-Singapore Symposium (JSS). The JSS is a platform which brings together opinion makers from the two countries to exchange views on their bilateral and other issues. This...