Message from the Executive Director
An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
China should welcome Catholic Church and other faith traditions, for the moral good of society
G. Bin Zhao calls on Beijing to accept the pope's offer of friendship and open China's doors to the Catholic Church, as well as revive its own faith traditions, to stem society's moral degeneration.
Impressions of Japan
"My first impression of Japanese business and economy is a mixed bag," says Rinaldi Rorimpandey, a January-session student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Hong Kong can be hell
Milton Friedman once famously said "If you want to see capitalism in action, go to Hong Kong". But Hong Kong's brand of capitalism has led to inequality, poverty, and social unrest.
Asia's economic catchup challenge
Asia's miracle economies are experiencing great challenges catching up to the Western world, despite their rapid development.
Target Canada: why Japanese companies are heading eastwards
Japan has a long history of investing in Canada, a trend that is showing no sign of slowing thanks in no small part to recent activity from companies like Honda, Japan Petroleum Exploration and Muji.
Japan almost made it!
Japan flirted with very high income status in the late 1980s. But following a financial crisis 20 years ago, it has slipped back. Today, convergence with world leaders is "mission impossible".
Singapore's role in the Asian Century
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI Director for Development, has shared with us an interview he and Gabriele Giovannini did with leading Singaporean intellectual, Kishore Mahbubani.
Education Asia -- myths and realities
Asian countries have long topped the OECD's PISA survey on the state of global education. But how good really are Asia's education systems, asks John West?
Water -- the top global risk
Water is the top global risk, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
China and India should create own anti-graft indices
China and India should create their own anti-graft indices, present new metrics and expose the shortcomings of Western analysis, if any, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
India's infrastructure deficit
Suffering from shortfall in infrastructure, India faces obstacles to development argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
No Indian university in global top 200. Why?
Why is no Indian university in the global top 200 asks Asit Biswas.
Urbanization in India
In terms of global developments, Asian countries, including India, have been comparatively newcomers to urbanization, argues Asit Biswas.
Managing Singapore's Water
The remarkable transformation of Singapore’s urban water services has not been witnessed anywhere else. But challenges lie ahead, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit Biswas.
China needs own metrics for corruption fight
China needs own metrics for corruption fight argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Japan struggles into Asian Century
Japan, long time Asia's leading nation, is struggling to reposition itself for the Asian Century, argues John West.
Climate change? Pay heed to water
Climate change has won world attention, but a shortage of potable water points to a problem hanging over man's primal need, argue Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas.
It's nasty weather everywhere
It's nasty weather everywhere, argue Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas.
China rising, India falling
IITs are an illustrative example of the dumbing down of Indian universities, argues Asit K Biswas.
Why India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact RCEP
India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact, RCEP, argue Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
Asia Desk Forum
University of Victoria, Canada
15-18 April 2015
marcus evans events
3rd Annual Asset Liability Management & Alternative Investments Conference
11-13th May 2015 in Hong Kong.
Australia: fit for the Asian Century?
Australia & Asia's noodle bowl of trade negotiations
Australia's Asian Century Strategy receives plaudits
Australia faces weaker Asian economy
Beijing's toxic sky
Hong Kong Police Clash With Occupy Protesters
Could Hong Kong students destabilize China?
What China wants
Japanese SMEs now favor Philippines over Thailand
Chinese civil society
International media face growing restrictions in China
Japan's extreme right wing
Regionalism, Asian style
November 26, 2014.
Regionalism, Asian style
TheEdge Financial Daily, Malaysia
December 1, 2014.
The Bulletin, OMFIF
Asian Century, Australia and Europe
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Australia's fourth wave of engagement with Asia
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Canada -- wake up to Asia!
Canada needs to break out of its comfort zone and fully embrace the opportunities...
Thoughts of the Dalai Lama
Before I left Japan, I had the honor of seeing His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. He...
KIM Dae-jung, a tribute
This is a tribute that I wrote on Korea’s Nobel-prize winning former President, Kim...
Is Australia ready for the Asian Century?
Not really, is the clear message from a series of articles published...
The power of Asian Americans
Could the increasing migration of highly skilled Asians launch an Asian-driven...
Asian Art in Toronto
The East Gallery's upcoming exhibition in Toronto on "Light from the East: Representations...
Culture Wise China
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Canada's catchup game in Asia
As Asia has emerged as a global economic and political power these past two...
India is a land of many paradoxes. It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class...
Japan's whaling obsession
"Japan's whaling vessels are not welcome", said Australia's Environment Minister Tony...
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