An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Understanding COVID through history
COVID-19 is neither the first or last pandemic the world has known, and there are many insights from history.
CROSS BORDER TRADE PLUS FTA’S & THE WTO
Glen Robinson shares his thoughts on the complex world of cross border trade, free trade agreements and the World Trade Organisation.
‘The great decoupling’
Nigel Inkster’s new book is that he traces China’s long-term technological development in the broad context of China’s history, civilisation and evolving identity.
Why politics and pandemics don’t mix
Michael Lewis’ stranger-than-fiction take on how America’s public health mechanisms failed in the face of Covid-19.
The Plague Year - America In The Time Of COVID
Are you breathless, exhausted from trying to understand and digest the events of the last year of Donald Trump's presidency?
Book Review: China Coup: The Great Leap To Freedom
Roger Garside predicts that China’s strongman leader Xi Jinping will soon be removed from office in an internal Communist Party coup.
Can China’s three-child policy solve its demographic dilemmas?
Changes in China’s birth control policies do not address real concerns, writes John West.
GLOBAL CROSS BORDER COMMERCE
Glen Robinson examines the beginnings of the effect of the Pandemic on Australia’s global business.
Turmoil In The Indo-Pacific
The Indo-Pacific is in turmoil, argues John West.
Bangladesh’s industrial disasters a blight on strong development gains
Bangladesh is emerging as a manufacturing powerhouse, but it must address pressing worker safety issues, writes John West.
The Chinese Communist Party celebrates – but for how long?
Lavish centenary celebrations marked 100 years of the CCP, but they mask several internal tensions and insecurities, writes John West.
Book Review: Decoding China’s Export Miracle
Participation in global value chains has been the key factor driving China’s exports and economic development, according to Professor Yuqing Xing's new book, as reviewed by John West.
Can Tokyo Pull Off a Success With the Olympic Games?
Tokyo's Olympic Games are facing deep popular opposition, but the IOC and the Japanese government are fully behind it and determined to make it a success, writes John West.
Book Review: Red Zone – China's Challenge and Australia's Future
Peter Hartcher’s new book provides a forensic analysis of the deterioration in the Australia-China relationship, with insights and insider information, writes John West.
Putting the pandemic in perspective
Fareed Zakaria’s new book tells of tiny moments that have led to massive change, writes John West.
Two fragile superpowers struggle for dominance
The prospects for a stable relationship between the US and China based on confidence and competitive interdependence look very slim, writes John West.
THE LEADERSHIP HISTORY OF INDONESIA
If you don't know the past, you will never understand the present or the future -- especially in the case of Indonesia, as Glen Robinson reminds us in this article.
Book Review: Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
Kishore Mahbubani challenges America to think the unthinkable -- that China might win!
China’s innovation dilemma
Tech advances have been impressive, but constraints on business productivity and imagination are a major obstacle, writes John West.
Book Review: Rivers of Iron - Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia
Rivers of Iron shines a lot of new light on today’s China, and it should be required reading for all China-watchers and scholars, according to John West.