Change of direction at Asian Development Bank?
Could the Asian Development Bank be heading in a new direction under the prospective new leadership of Takehiko Nakao?
Canada's fast track to Asia
Canada's trade minister, Ed Fast, inspired a PECC conference with his ambitions for Canada in the Asian Century. But an Asia Pacific Foundation survey suggests it may not be easy.
Canada's catchup game in Asia
As Asia has emerged as a global economic and political power these past two decades, Canada has been caught napping --
Canada's "Asia-competency" deficit
To be a winner in the Asian Century, you need to "know" Asia. Unfortunately, Canada is being held back by an "Asia-competency" deficit.
Canada is "'Missing in Asia", MIA.
Canada is "missing in Asia", lamented Canadian business leaders at the opening of CanadAsia2013.
Canada -- wake up to Asia!
Canada needs to break out of its comfort zone and fully embrace the opportunities presented by the rise of Asia.
Building an Asian Community
Building an Asian Economic Community offers the prospect boosting the region's economic development, tackling common problems, and strengthening Asia's voice on the world stage.
Australia: America's poodle in the Asia-Pacific?
Australia is indeed too much of a poodle of the US in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Professor Alan Dupont and many of his Asian interlocutors.
Australia's Gillard on the Asian Century
The Australian and Asian economies are joined at the hip, and Prime Minister Julia Gillard is charting a new strategy for Australia in the "Asian Century".
Australia's fourth wave of engagement with Asia
Tim Harcourt, the "Airport Economist", puts Australia's next wave of global engagement in the Asian Century in perspective with this insightful piece on "The Power of Proximity".
Australia's Emerson on the Asian Century
Craig Emerson, Australia's Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, recently unveiled some of the thoughts in the Australian government's forthcoming White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century.
Australia's Asian Century -- a North American Perspective
While Julia Gillard's Asian Century White Paper received a mixed reception in Australia, it was greeted with admiration in North America.
Australia in the Asian Century
Every decade or so, an Australian Prime Minister rediscovers the importance of Asia to Australia. In launching a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, Julia Gillard has joined that tradition
Asian Century workshop at Wollongong University
The University of Wollongong is holding a workshop on "Development Issues in the Asian Century" on 6-7 November 2013. Registration details are in the Reference section below.
Asia-Pacific comes to Canada
We currently live in a 3-speed world. And the fast speed part, the Asia-Pacific, is coming to Vancouver this week for the PECC annual meeting.
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Asia in 2014
In the year 2014, too many Asian countries will experience regional tensions, domestic political frictions and relative economic weakness.
America and China: Asia's great powers
With President Obama's recent "pivot" towards the Asia-Pacific, the US has returned to a more familiar military posture -- that of facing off against another superpower, in this case China.
Alliance of Civilizations' Asian Initiative
The UN Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched to address mutual distrust between the Islamic world and the West, is elaborating an impressive new program in Asia.
Alberta's pivot to Asia
Changing dynamics in the US, Alberta's main market, are foisting the landlocked Candian province into the Asian Century.
No vision for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
There is still no vision yet in sight for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games argues Sven Saaler from Tokyo's Sophia University.
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