An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Review of Asian Century... on a Knife-edge
Aurelia George Mulgan says John West’s book offers a useful corrective to the Asian Century hypothesis and a strong challenge to the notion that the 21st century will inevitably belong to Asia.
Asian Businesses: Best Practices for Economic Success
The second part of Brink Asia's interview with John West.
Asia Climbing GVCs, but More Remains To Be Done
Brink Asia recently interviewed John West, Executive Director of Asian Century Institute.
Global value chains in the Asia-Pacific
APEC's vision of free and open trade and investment is more relevant than ever in today's economy dominated by global value chains.
Corporate taxation in Australia for the year 2016.
Taxation ranks relatively low in the consideration of potential Australian foreign investors, argues Glen Robinson.
Cognitive Abilities for Humane Causes
Jayasri Priyalal laments that cognitive abilities are being abused by a disgruntled few to achieve political ambitions, resulting in death destruction misery and sufferings.
In defense of Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First” provides a credible defense of Lee’s strategy for Singapore. But its future could be more problematic than it seemed 50 years ago, writes John West.
Trust in Ratings: China’s Social Credit System
China has launched its "social credit system," hoping to increase social trust. What will it mean for China, and indeed, the world, asks Séverine Arsène ?
Indo-Canadian Paradox : Understanding Asianization in Canada
Canada needs to better exploit the talents and potentials of its Asian Canadians, especially Into-Canadians, writes John West.
The Asian Century Could Belong to India
There are strong reasons to be optimistic about India’s future—the country could well emerge as Asia’s leading power, writes John West.
Decolonizing Hong Kong
Hong Kong's government elite needs to be "decolonized" to correct wrong concepts and thinking, and misguided attitudes and values, left over from colonial rule, writes Wing Yin Yu.
Duterte’s populist pivot away from the United States may not last, argues John West.
FinTech in Asia
FinTech is a major new development in Asia, which calls for a regional supervisory and regulatory framework, argues John West in a report for UniApro, Asia's trade union leader.
Asian Century Could Belong to India
India is a slow burner compared with China, but it is moving decisively ahead. The Asian Century could well belong to India, writes John West.
Blunting China’s sharp power
Democracy Digest has an excellent article on blunting China’s sharp power.
Philippines and global value chains
Philippine economics journalist, Rene E. Ofreneo, offers some interesting analysis of the Philippines' challenges for participating in global value chains.
NaMo’s new Nordic Diplomatic paradigm
Anil Trigunayat highlights India's renewed relationship with the Nordic countries.
India and China: lessons on how not to tackle inequality
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status, write Asit K. Biswas, and Kris Hartley.
Can America Bounce Back in Asia?
America's geopolitical predominance in Asia has been waning, especially under the US presidency of Donald Trump. Looking further ahead, it is not obvious that this "new normal" will be sustained.
The Rise of Duterte -- a book review
Richard Javad Heydarian's recent book, "The Rise of Duterte: a popular revolt against elite democracy", provides excellent insights into Philippine's turbulent politics, writes John West.