"The new plans will be much less explicit and not as specific as before, because the Made in China 2025 plan had brought so much trouble for China and helped energize the opposition from the US," Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, tells Bloomberg.
The Quantitative History Webinar Series, convened by Professor Zhiwu Chen and Dr. Chicheng Ma of The University of Hong Kong, promotes the dissemination of research findings and interdisciplinary use of quantitative methods in historical research. As part of their knowledge dissemination effort, HKU Quantitative History researchers brought public attention to historical research on past pandemics. In this interview with the Financial Times (Chinese), Zhiwu Chen compares Covid-19 to past pandemics and analyzes its long term impact.
"The German government’s new policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific region appear to be an appropriate recognition of the issues at stake. In reality, Germany continues to shy away from analysing the violations of international law in the South China Sea and developing a political response beyond technical cooperation," says Heribert Dieter, director of policy research at the Asia Global Institute.
In a Financial Times article, Zhiwu Chen, director of the Asia Global Institute, observes that “A Biden administration may make life easier for China in the first year or two, as it will take him some time to undo some of the changes made by the Trump administration, but it may present a tougher challenge to China in the longer-term."
"Whilst the Covid-19 crisis overshadows other issues all over the world, some topics will most probably return once the pandemic will recede. Transatlantic trade is one of those. For years, policy makers on both side of the Atlantic have discussed trade policy, but have failed to reduce concerns," says Heribert Dieter, director of policy research at the Asia Global Institute.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence traces the evolution of online, data-driven markets in order to identify remaining areas of concern.
“If unchecked, corruption poses a threat to reducing poverty and supporting shared prosperity as well as the SDGs,” says Asia Global Institute Distinguished Fellow Mari Elka Pangestu.
In an interview with Mirror Online, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow Layla McCay said that the UK's coronavirus testing system was 'light years' away from where it needs to be, as thousands find themselves unable to get a test.
What lessons Nepal can learn from the major destabilising humanitarian crises that the country faced over the last five years? 2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow Prakash Bhattarai and Rajendra Senchurey analyze the three crises from socio-political and economic perspectives.
India and China agree on 5-point plan for resolving border standoff. 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow Ananth Krishnan gets in conversation with other experts at CNBC-TV18 to discuss the key points in the joint statement.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resignation comes as Japan faces many challenges, such as the coronavirus pandemic, a stagnant economy and the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. So what's the impact of his resignation? Asia Global Institute Adjunct Associate Professor Yoshikazu Kato was joined by fellow panellists at CGTN in the discussion.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence sees the Covid-19 crisis accelerating trends in favor of value creation based on intangible capital.
In an analysis in The Hindu, Ananth Krishnan, AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019, says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pitched for his country to become “a guardian of the global commons”, particularly in an increasingly contested maritime domain. Asia Global Institute Adjunct Associate Professor Yoshikazu Kato also observed in Krishnan's analysis that Abe has improved Japan's relations with China diplomatically and economically.
2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow Layla McCay says that one of the more remarkable features of the NHS’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been its rapid uptake of technology in the UK.
In an interview with Global Times, Asia Global Institute Adjunct Associate Professor Yoshikazu Kato says that Japan’s Prime Minister Abe has been making active and prudent efforts to deal with relations with China and trying to make contact with Chinese leaders as much as possible through bilateral and multilateral channels.
2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow Husein Reka and Jeta Statovci discuss Kosova's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in their recent article for the Health Economics, Policy and Law Blog Series published online by Cambridge University Press.
2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow Prakash Bhattarai and Pradip Adhikari say that local governments in Nepal still have a long way to go for ensuring a pro-people and deliberative democracy with strong priority towards recognizing the voice of citizens and their meaningful empowerment.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence and David W Brady show how and explain why voter sentiment has turned against the US president in recent months.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says it's going to be very challenging to manage if there is a significant resurgence of Covid-19. It is entirely possible that we would have a second surge over winter at the same time that we have flu.
2018 AsiaGlobal Fellow Prakash Bhattarai and Pradip Adhikari say that there needs to be a higher emphasis on the latest data analytics tools and technology infrastructure for the monitoring, evaluation, and analytics of the data in policy institutes of Nepal.
In an interview with the Times, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says the new rule which allows UK patients to go to hospital for planned care without two weeks of self-isolation could help address a backlog of patients needing treatment, adding that relevant decisions should be made locally according to different circumstances, rather than nationally.
Interviewed by the Financial Times, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, says that the UK test and trace system is not working effectively enough to keep the public safe.
In this interview with BBC News, Layla McCay, 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, talks about the services provided by NHS and the situation facing people who need treatments other than coronavirus.
Asia Global Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence and Chen Long see a disturbing "pandemic economy" pattern emerging in Africa, South Africa, Latin America, and some US states.
To facilitate a structured way to navigate through the dynamic trade-off between epidemic control and economic activity, Luohan Academy proposes a five-phase pandemic economy framework. Nobel Laureate Michael Spence who co-chairs AGI’s Advisory Board and serves on the Academic Committee at Luohan Academy, said these tracking data emphatically confirm the need for the international community to come together to provide support to lower-income countries in both dimensions of the battle: containing the virus and restoring the economy. In the pandemic economy, both axes are critical to recovery.
India and China have agreed to cool down the situation at the line of actual control as soon as possible. Ananth Krishnan, 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, was joined by fellow panellists at CNBC TV18 in the discussion on the impact of the recent border clash.