Asia’s big economies weathered the 2007-2008 global financial crisis well, but seven years on the shockwaves continue to reverberate. Amid continued US and Eurozone weakness, China’s slowdown and Asia’s broad dependence on exports, what are the paths to sustainable growth for the region, and how can policy-makers ensure they are taken?
The global crisis of 2008 changed the economic calculus. What impact do Western economies have on Asia today?
China dodged a bullet in 2008, but now finds itself with slower growth and a host of fresh challenges.
With Shinzo Abe’s return, it looked at first as if Japan had found its savior. Has it instead found its destroyer?
South Korea’s growth engines are sputtering, and it looks perilously close to following Japan’s 1990s path to an era of “lost decades.”
The dark days of 2013 are gone, and while it’s early to declare victory, optimism has replaced panic.
Optimism about Indonesia’s economy is palpable, but pressing challenges remain to be tackled.
Our infographic shows how the giant Southeast Asian bloc is having an increasing effect on world trade and growth.
Any election is better than no election, and pro-democratic campaigners must get the ball rolling by ensuring that some kind of chief executive election does take place in 2017.
Hongkongers were promised self-rule, and when denied it showed their anger with civil disobedience. The issues haven’t gone away: expect more protests.
Political, geographical, historical and demographic differences make it effectively impossible.
The likes of Facebook and Twitter have increased the clamor of voices and changed power structures in Thailand.
Overlapping economic strategies promoted by powerful neighbors Russia and China have the potential for conflict, and China will ultimately prevail.
Relations with Washington have warmed, but trade relations with China are crucial. India has a delicate balancing act ahead.
Two veteran Asia scholars share their thoughts on the shaping of modern Asia.
As Chinese students flock to the US and Britain, China’s elite universities miss out on the top talent.
Chinese students may excel around the world, but homegrown universities have entrenched, intractable problems. By David Y. F. Ho
The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayton, dispels a number of misconceptions about Asia’s current maritime disputes.
American Power After the Financial Crisis, by Jonathan Kirshner, is a well-written analysis of lessons to be learnt from the financial crisis of 2008.
Recent titles by Jessica Chen Weiss, Ye Min, By Qiu Peipei with Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei, Robert Haddick, Michael J. Green & Zack Cooper (eds.) and Henry Kissinger.