The Covid-19 crisis has intensified the stresses on US-China relations, with Washington and Beijing challenging each other over a host of issues including the coronavirus, Hong Kong, trade, technological competition, and the activities of journalists. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the heightened tensions between the US and China, the outlook for the relationship in the run-up to the US presidential elections and beyond, and the global consequences of efforts to decouple the two economies.
Latin America, particularly Brazil, has become a focus of attention as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The economic and social devastation caused by the public-health crisis will have a long-lasting impact on what is one of the world’s most unequal regions.
Zhiwu Chen, Director of the Asia Global Institute, Chair Professor of Finance and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at The University of Hong Kong, will discuss the topic, "海上絲路歷史中不同文明的表現".
The international order created under the auspices of “American hegemony” appears to be unraveling during the erratic and nationalistic leadership of Donald Trump, and the growing geopolitical and geoeconomic competition between the US and China.
This AsiaGlobal Paper by Mark Beeson analyses these developments by putting them in historical context, considering what was distinctive about the “rise of the West”, and explaining why the relative decline of American influence may prove so consequential.
Luigi Pascali, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, will discuss the topic, "The Origin of the State: Land Productivity or Appropriability?"
The world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown in India may save lives — but it has put the livelihood of millions of impoverished citizens and migrant workers, and India’s economy at stake. Who will pay the ultimate price? What are the lockdown’s implications on the nation’s foreign policy? What can NGOs do to support the underprivileged, while grappling with financial problems of their own?
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In this interview with iFeng News, Zhiwu Chen, Director of the Asia Global Institute, discusses the impact on Hong Kong and its economy if the Special Administrative Region loses its special status with the US.
Following the conclusion of the National People's Congress, Asia Global Institute Adjunct Associate Professor Yoshikazu Kato analyzes the Chinese Communist Party's five most pressing challenges: the economy, its political goals, Hong Kong, Taiwan and relations with the US.
On 28 May 2020, China's National People's Congress approved the proposal to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Asia Global Institute Adjunct Associate Professor Yoshikazu Kato shares his views on the new legislation, public opinion in Hong Kong, international concerns, US-China rivalry and the future of "One Country, Two Systems" in the Special Administrative Region.
At this interview with WDR 5, a German radio station, Heribert Dieter, director of policy research of the Asia Global Institute, discusses the effects of the new security law on the mood in Hong Kong and what this will mean for Hong Kong's economy.
Ananth Krishnan, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says that China has hinted at a shift in how it will pursue its signature Belt and Road Initiative amid growing concerns about debt repayments from many partner countries because of the coronavirus pandemic.