Articles Library

August 28, 2019

The Root Cause of Hong Kong’s Woes (Hint: It’s Not China)

[The Diplomat] Hong Kongers do not trust their government to defend their interests, whether against Beijing, big business, or anyone else.
August 20, 2019

ASEAN should emulate China’s GBA eco-civilisation concept

[TheEdge Malaysia]It is time that ASEAN reframes its 2025 vision and centres it around the concept of initiating an eco-civilisation as its overarching philosophy for regional integration and development.
August 3, 2019

Ten steps to end Hong Kong’s crisis and avert the next one

Hong Kong needs a way out of its firestorm of protests and violence – and it starts with the government admitting that, by any reasonable definition, it has failed. Another suggestion? Allow Beijing to help. [The South China Morning Post]
July 30, 2019

China’s Rise Is Not a Gift of the West

This argument from many China watchers has a colonial stench to it. [The WorldPost]
August 3, 2018

Why Asia’s Fintech Innovators Should Look at Myanmar

Regional financial centres Singapore and Hong Kong are buzzing with new fintech start-ups, accelerators and incubators...
June 30, 2018

Why so Few Asian Authors in Airport Bookstores?

The region needs an international-standard publisher to promote and explain Eastern perspectives to a global audience...
June 28, 2018

Warding Off the ‘Resource Curse’ in New Malaysia

An ethos of responsible resource management must pervade the entire government and be invested in strong institutions...
May 11, 2018

Malaysians Reject Fear Tactics and Opt for Change

A first ever opposition victory signals voters’ disgust with corruption...
May 4, 2018

Making Technology Socially Responsible

Asian governments need new ‘licence to operate’ for local and foreign tech companies...
April 30, 2018

Finding Sufficient Land Won’t Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis on its Own, and it May Not Even be the Most Pressing Issue