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QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN EDINBURGH FLIGHTS

QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN EDINBURGH FLIGHTS

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of double-daily flights from Edinburgh in the new year.  International connectivity is vital for economic growth and the increased frequency of flights underlines the commitment to Scotland, providing a route network that continues to grow in scale and reach. Qatar Airways have taken recent deliveries of even…

Roddy Gow – Scotland could help China score big on world football stage

Roddy Gow – Scotland could help China score big on world football stage

For decades, the Chinese have been lamenting and making jokes about the poor playing of their soccer teams. “Football is my favourite game,” Deng Xiaoping, Chairman Mao’s successor, said in the 1950s. “But when I watch China play, I feel like I’m suffocating.”   Since these comments, made in a country characterised by long term…

Xi and Modi Trade Confrontation for Comity at Another Informal Summit

At their second informal summit in as many years, China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi, arguably the two most powerful leaders in Asia, eschewed confrontation for the sake of plodding along. While they hobnobbed in the seaside town of Mamallapuram in southern India earlier this month, they did little to resolve underlying border tensions…

5th Year Anniversary Celebrations

The Asia Scotland Institute works in close partnership with the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication. As the only business – focused Confucius Institute, in Scotland, there is an extensive programme of activities that provide opportunities for formal and informal learning. To mark the 5th year anniversary there are three Edinburgh based events in…

McKinsey Global Institute release ‘The Future Of Asia’

McKinsey Global Institute, supporter of the Asia Scotland Institute, have released a report entitled ‘The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization”. The full 84-page report (PDF 2.61 MB) can be downloaded here. This new paper builds on the McKinsey Global Institute’s research on globalization in January 2019 by examining…

The Trap

October 2019 Some of your readers will have heard of The Thucydides Trap, but for those who have not it may have an application in the increasingly tense relations between the United States and China as the latter appears to represent a growing challenge to the former in global markets. The Thucydides Trap refers to…

Asia Society Policy Institute – Can the U.S. and China Make a Deal?

Now that the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China are over, it is time to direct attention back to the Sino-American trade war. That conflict may well be about to enter its endgame. Indeed, the next round of negotiations could be the last real chance to find…

ACCA release ‘China’s next 100 global giants 2018 edition’

ACCA, supporter of the Asia Scotland Institute, have released a report entitled ‘China’s next 100 global giants 2018 edition’. The full 28-page report (PDF- 7.72MB) can be downloaded here. Following the success of the 2014 and 2016 ‘China’s next 100 global giants’ reports, ACCA have researched 2,691 privately listed companies to reveal their selected list…