Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Myths, vested interests, reality
A formidable competitor to World Bank and ADB, the new AIIB will benefit developing Asian countries and also serve several objectives for China, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Canada's economy on a knife edge
Discussions led by business leaders at the recent Toronto Global Forum suggest that Canada's economy is sitting on a knife edge.
What is holding Asia back from greater cooperation and integration, and becoming a true "Team Asia"?
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University, shares her thoughts with us on "Asia's Dilemma".
Business welcomes G20 progress on Global Infrastructure Initiative
Business leaders have welcomed G20 commitments in Washington last week to progress a Global Infrastructure Centre or Hub as a mechanism to support the Global Infrastructure Initiative.
Time for the US to Engage North Korea
Sticks and carrots won't get North Korea to give up its nukes. But a willingness to negotiate a peace treaty and provide security guarantees might, argues Mel Gurtov.
China's grudge match
China has been charging international companies for anti-competitive behaviour and bribery, and harassing foreign residents. On a recent visit to Beijing we tried to understand what's going on.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a new source of funding, which will shakes up old structures, argue Asit K Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
West's biggest threat is Russia, not China.
Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China, writes G. Bin Zhao, who argues for a triangular global order, including China to create stability.
PECC comes to Beijing
PECC, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, will be coming to Beijing this week for its annual summit. The timing could not be better.
Cambodia: Australia’s new “dumping ground” for refugees?
Is Cambodia Australia’s new “dumping ground” for refugees, asks Kiri-Ana Libbesson.
Asian regionalism -- the next steps
To prepare for the next steps in regionalism in the Asia Pacific, we must fully appreciate the historical and strategic context, suggested Allan Gyngell at PECC 2014 in Beijing on 10 September.
Australia needs economic liberalism, inclusive growth and Asian literacy
Australia needs more economic liberalism, inclusive growth and Asian literacy. Tony Abbott, Australia's likely new Prime Minister, will not deliver that.
Asian Century, Australia and Europe
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI's Director for Development, recently interviewed John West on the Asian Century, Asia and Europe, for a book he is writing on the Asian Century. Here is the interview:
Is Australia ready for the Asian Century?
Not really, is the clear message from a series of articles published by the Australian blog, "The Conversation", last year.
Asian century roller coaster
The Asian century scenario has been on a roller coaster since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2007-2008. Which way next?
China/US great power relationship
China claims that it would like a new type of great power relationship with the US, one that does not lead to conflict. At the same time, it enjoys provoking Japan, the US's leading ally in Asia.
China/US relationship now
Both Xi Jinping and Barack Obama would like a peaceful relationship so they can concentrate on dealing with problems at home. How will they manage?
United States at OECD Forum and Ministerial
A high-level United States delegation will participate in the OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting on “Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies” in Paris, France, May 5-7.
OECD -- a Lilliputians' club
The OECD was once called the "hub of globalization" by its secretary-general, Angel Gurria. Not through any fault of its own, it is now looking more and more like the "hub of Lilliputians".
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