Tag Archives: China

East Asia: A Farewell to Arms

With climate change upon us, it's time to bury the hatchet in one of the world's most volatile regions.

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Did Alibaba’s Jack Ma Keep Prized Asset for Himself?

After a blockbuster US listing, Jack Ma's best asset may be Alipay, the online payment service not included in the Alibaba offering.

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US Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared

A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change, which now is being considered a threat to national security.

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Latin America Lures Asia’s Big Powers

Considered as the United States’ backyard for most of the twentieth century, Latin America today is a place where major powers seek to exercise a growing influence and find a steady supply of energy and natural resources as well as markets and investment outlets.

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Why Do Indians Want to Study Abroad?

Unable to cope with increasing demand for higher education, more and more students from India are heading to the West. New statistics show that offers of admission to Indian post-graduate students are up 25 per cent for 2013-14 from the previous year. But the bigger problem is that majority of these students are staying abroad after completing education, causing brain-drain — a bad news for India’s high-tech economy aspirations.

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China, South Asia Ignore UN Watercourses Convention

A the UN Convention on International Watercourses comes into effect this week, we ask experts if it can lower regional frictions over access to water.

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Building Silk Roads for the 21st Century

Pakistan is not alone in China’s larger vision of building a web of Silk Roads to connect it with Central Asia and as far as Germany. From 1992 to 2011 China spent 8.5 per cent of GDP on infrastructure, much more than the developing country average of 2–4 percent. And, from 1992 to 2007, China spent US$120 billion on building 21748 miles of highways.

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Can Modi Rise to India’s Challenge?

Many people, both in Asia and beyond, hope and expect that under Modi’s government India will recover from the political drift and sluggish growth of recent years. But a note of caution is in order about what to expect from India, economically and strategically.

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US, China and a New Cold War in Africa?

Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent? There are plenty of opportunities for both the United States and China in Africa and in South Sudan. But a rivalry between the two powers can only bring trouble.

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Bottled Water China’s Next Health Crisis?

Recent contamination and counterfeit scandals have escalated safety concerns over China’s fragmented bottled-water industry

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