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02 Jun In turning to S-E Asia, Taiwan has to keep China in mind

Taiwan’s new President, Ms Tsai Ing-wen, has her sights set on South-east Asia and plans to woo the region during her term. Announcing her intention to “elevate the scope and diversity of Taiwan’s external economy”, Ms Tsai wants to provide Taiwanese businesses with an investment-destination alternative...

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28 Apr Singapore’s next version of regionalisation

March was a month of many milestones. The nation marked the first anniversary of the death of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. It has been half a year since the General Election, when voters gave the Government a new and stronger mandate. And...

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08 Apr Questions and realities for a new Myanmar

Myanmar changed more than its government last week. For the first time in more than 50 years, a democratic and non-military President is in office. An historic new chapter begins for the country that some have dubbed Asia’s “last frontier economy”. The focus is understandably on...

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06 Apr The ASEAN Community – Towards a More Rules-Based Organisation?

ASEAN Finance Ministers and central bankers have wrapped up the 20th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Laos. Plans and deadlines to develop ASEAN’s post-2015 financial integration featured prominently on the agenda. As ASEAN takes steps to realise its post-2015 ASEAN Community vision, it is important for...

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20 Mar Asia watches rise of Donald Trump with trepidation

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in a Straits Times feature by Nirmal Ghosh, the Straits Times' Indochina Bureau Chief, on how Asian countries are responding to the rhetoric of Republican front runner Donald Trump. The article appeared in The Sunday Times and in The Nation on 20 March...

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14 Feb SIIA Chairman Simon Tay quoted on US-ASEAN Summit

Obama Staking Asia Policy On ASEAN Sunnylands Summit [Forbes, 14 Feb 2016] "Diplomatically, symbolically, this is putting ASEAN—10 medium-size and smaller countries—virtually on par on China, which is a great acknowledgement of the distance ASEAN has come since past years," said SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. For the...

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14 Feb Could ASEAN form a common identity?

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in a Channel NewsAsia feature on ASEAN's vision of a shared regional identity. Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Simon Tay said: "Singaporeans are pragmatics. Just as we turn to China, if we really see that ASEAN -...

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10 Feb ASEAN-US Summit Viewed as More Symbolic Than Substantive

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay and SIIA Fellow Lim Chin Leng were quoted by Voice of America on 10 Feb 2016, regarding the upcoming special US-ASEAN summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. “This being the last year of President Obama in office, I'm not particular strong...

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