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02 Feb Future50 – China in Asia: The Past, Future, and Singapore’s Responses

On Tuesday 31 March, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs organised a Future50 (F50) session on “China in Asia: The Past, Future, and Singapore’s Responses” at the Singapore Management University Admin Building, Mochtar Riady Auditorium, featuring remarks from Professor Wang Gungwu, Chairman, East Asian Institute...

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28 Nov Inclusive connectivity the way forward for Asean

Inclusive connectivity will create many opportunities for Asean to step into a more advanced future, a panel discussion heard last week during the Asean Business and Investment Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw. David Carden, partner-in-charge of Asia, Jones Day, and former US ambassador to Asean,...

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19 Nov China’s regional vision gathers momentum

The key global economies met in Brisbane for the Group of 20, following recent summits for ASEAN, East Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. These are not just about politics but growth, trade and investment. In our region, a range of agreements are under negotiation...

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16 Nov The slow struggle to economic integration

Like post-independence America, ASEAN is a place with border disputes, no common currency, and weaknesses in education, infrastructure and environmental protection. Yet with strong leadership and focus on improvements in the right areas, the bloc has a huge amount of potential to grow in the years...

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14 Nov Economic integration the flying factory

        Bonnie Glaser of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a think-tank in Washington, says China may even be pursuing economic integration to strengthen its leverage. “China’s strategy is to weave together a network of economic interdependence. It is using the centrality of its power...

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31 Oct Asian bank will not just be China’s domain

China has launched the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank with the conspicuous absence of the United States and its major allies. With China hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November, this issue is coming to a boil. The US' absence should not surprise. The bank proposal...

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24 Oct ISIS’ continued broad appeal worrying for Southeast Asia

News of ISIS successfully targeting Southeast Asian professionals and women have worrying implications for the region. Earlier this month, Malaysia announced the arrest of 14 individuals suspected of links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including a senior assistant director at Malaysia’s...

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01 Oct Trans-Pacific Trade in A Troubled World

When Japanese and American trade negotiators met in Washington DC last week, their bilateral discussions mattered to many other countries. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has grown to include twelve countries that represent some 40 per cent of global GDP and about one-third of all...

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25 Sep Limitations on China’s grand economic plans

Chinese President Xi Jinping just concluded his rounds in South Asia, with recent visits to India, Sri Lanka and Maldives to build on bilateral ties as well as to deepen economic cooperation. Back home, China also unveiled its economic plans for Asia through forums like...

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