China’s Continuing Regional Efforts in 2018
Economy,China,Southeast Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 22 Jan 2018

China’s Continuing Regional Efforts in 2018

China’s activities in Southeast Asia indicate that the region remains an important one. The leadership of some countries in Southeast Asia are aligned with the Belt and Road Initiative’s vision of infrastructural connectivity.
Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival
Economy,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 15 Jan 2018

Abe’s New Year Address Prioritizes Economic Revival

The 2017 Sino-Canadian Investment Reset
Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 26 Dec 2017

The 2017 Sino-Canadian Investment Reset

Trudeau’s Visit to China: Prospects for China-Canada Trade Relations
Economy,China

Trudeau’s Visit to China: Prospects for China-Canada Trade Relations

Observers had expected a major breakthrough on the front of trade during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to China in December 2017. Both countries however simply agreed to continue their “exploratory discussions toward a comprehensive trade agreement.”
By Romi Jain - 14 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Thai Railway and Relations
Economy,Southeast Asia

Sino-Thai Railway and Relations

According to the Thai mass media, the first phase of the Sino-Thai railway connecting Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima would begin construction in late 2017. This is Thailand’s first high speed railway line.
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Dec 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?
Economy

The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?

US President Donald Trump said that the US trade deficit with China had caused the ruination of US companies, had cost American workers their jobs, and in general was very hurtful to the United States.
Developing Human Capital for the New Economy
Economy

Developing Human Capital for the New Economy

Singapore’s SkillsFuture program is a major state-level initiative unveiled in 2015. The Singapore government would be investing SGD 1 billion per year until 2020 to “foster and continually renew deep skills that are critical for the next stage of Singapore’s economy.”  
Russia Expands its Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,Economy

Russia Expands its Footprint in the Middle East

Cementing friendships, standing by its ally, forging military and economic deals with all sides, and reconciling differences; Russia is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and has emerged as a major strategic player. The Saudi monarch’s recent visit is a testimony.
China’s Politics and Economy: Where To from Here?
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Politics and Economy: Where To from Here?

While President Xi has amassed great powers, he is also facing formidable challenges confronting China. He has to manage China’s maturing economy, upgrade quality of life for the middle class, and ensure sustainable growth with less detriments to the environment.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China Invests in Canada’s Alberta Oil Sands
Economy,China

China Invests in Canada’s Alberta Oil Sands

China’s major investment in Canada’s energy sector, in particular the Alberta oil sands, marks China’s continuing diversification strategy away from overdependence on Middle Eastern crude oil.
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China Pledges Billions of Dollars for Belt and Road Projects
Economy,China

China Pledges Billions of Dollars for Belt and Road Projects

As of July 2017, China has allocated more than USD 100 billion to pay for Belt and Road Initiaitve projects, including the massive USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and a pan-Asian high-speed railway.
By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Oct 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Bullet Train Project Underscores Warm India-Japan Ties
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

Bullet Train Project Underscores Warm India-Japan Ties

During Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s recent India visit, all eyes were on the inauguration ceremony of the ambitious Ahmedabad–Mumbai bullet train project, valued at USD 17 billion. A number of other agreements were also signed during the Indo-Japan Annual Summit.
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