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Myanmar & China’s Strategic Interests in the Indian Ocean Basin

This article by Azeem Ibrahim was first published in the Center for Global Policy Myanmar is holding a general election Nov. 8 – the third since 2010, when the military allowed for a very limited amount of space for electoral politics in the country. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) looks set…

Using ecosystems to reach higher: An interview with the co-CEO of Ping An

McKinsey Quarterly interview with the co-CEO of Ping An, Jessica Tan Expect digital to further blur industry lines, supercharge scalability, and loosen geographical restraints for professional services, says Jessica Tan. Ping An is the archetypal example of how today’s Asian powerhouses succeed by creating, participating in, and exploiting digital ecosystems. Founded in 1988 as an…

China’s 14th Five Year Plan (2021-2025) – Communist Party of China to boost consumption and technology self-reliance

A briefing document produced by Asia House. Following the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee’s Fifth Plenum at the end of October, the CPC published an outline of proposals for China’s five-year plan to 2025 and long-term goals to 2035. The proposalsset out a more inwardly-focused approach in comparison to the export-oriented growth of…

Xi’s world: Covid has accelerated China’s rise

This article appears by kind permission from the Spectator where it was first published. Back in February, the Chinese state appeared to be in trouble. A terrifying virus had infected thousands of people and the country’s social media exploded in anger against the authorities faster than Chinese censors could scrub away the critical comments. Like…

Ant Group: Jack Ma’s biggest market debut suspended amid fears over regulation

Daniel Broby, University of Strathclyde – The Conversation In a surprise last minute decision, the flagship stock exchange listing of Ant Group was suspended by regulators in China and Hong Kong. The Chinese tech giant, backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, was to be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history. The suspension puts…

Food for Thought

Corporate Q&A with David Yeung (Green Monday) – First published in Week in China How Green Monday Group is promoting a plant-based diet in China Sustainable businesses can be financially rewarding. Look no further than the American plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat, whose shares on Nasdaq have risen sixfold since going public last May. One…

The deception and detriment of US-China cultural and educational decoupling

Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen – Brookings This article was originally published in China-US Focus. As the United States insignia was stripped and the American flag was lowered over the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China, in late July, a bridge that had connected America with western China for 35 years was severed. Soon thereafter, the U.S. embassy…

Beijing Believes Trump Is Accelerating American Decline

Public intelligence assessments of China’s 2020 election preferences only tell half the story. This article by Rush Doshi, the director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative, was first published by Foreign Policy. In August, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence claimed publicly that China “prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable…