Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 10 Apr 2019

Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan

Pakistan has been trying to draw foreign direct investment, and one of the important developments during Mahathir’s visit was the ground breaking ceremony for Malaysian car maker Proton’s assembly plant near Karachi in Sindh Province.
Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

By Kimkong Heng and Veasna Var - 08 Apr 2019

Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma

What’s Troubling the EU-US Alliance?
Politics,Economy,China

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 04 Apr 2019

What’s Troubling the EU-US Alliance?

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Project Still a Deadlock
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Project Still a Deadlock

China’s policy towards the Myitsone dam has seen several changes since Myanmar suspended the project in 2011. The NLD government pursued for compensation for reneging on the terms of the contract rather than resuming the project.
By Nian Peng - 01 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Saudi Ties and its Influence across South and West Asia
Politics,Economy,China

Sino-Saudi Ties and its Influence across South and West Asia

President Xi Jinping told Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman that China is a good friend and partner to Saudi Arabia. Beijing firmly supports Riyadh in its economic diversification drive and social reform and has offered to connect its Belt and Road Initiative with Saudi Vision 2030.
Will the New Chinese Investment Law Defuse Trade Tensions?
Politics,Economy,China

Will the New Chinese Investment Law Defuse Trade Tensions?

China passed a new investment law in March 2019. It has been welcomed quite universally as a step in the right direction by foreign investors keen on engaging the Chinese market and industries.
By Tai Wei Lim - 26 Mar 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits
Politics,Economy,China

Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits

In February 2019, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman traveled to three Asian capitals: Islamabad, New Delhi, and Beijing. In each of the three capitals that he visited, the Crown Prince signed deals worth billions of dollars.
US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition
Politics,Economy,China

US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition

Some call it a new cold war which sees Russia, China and the US all vying for influence and control in the Arctic. The recent policy shift of the US is also driven by its concern on this increasing influence of Russia and China and the cooperation between the two.
By Nong Hong - 05 Mar 2019 | 3 comments Read more...
AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections
Economy,China,South Asia

AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections

The inaugural Asian Infrastructure Finance report, released by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, made a very significant point: after the 2019 general election, India may change its attitude towards the Belt and Road Initiative, and may even consider joining it.
To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status

After the EU threatened to remove its preferential trade deal in response to Phnom Penh’s perceived lack of commitment to improve its democracy and human rights situation, the country now faces a dilemma.
Trade and Investment Drive China-EU Ties
Economy,China

Trade and Investment Drive China-EU Ties

China and the EU differ on political and human rights issues, while trade and investment comprise the main components of the China-EU tie. Burdened by a decade of declining economic investment, the EU and its member-states have welcomed China’s investments.
Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase

While speaking at the opening of the Invest Myanmar Summit in January 2019, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left no stone unturned in projecting Myanmar as an ideal investment destination.
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