Obstacles and opportunities in China’s pursuit of economic openness

China is undoubtedly facing dramatic changes in the global arena. The United…

How COVID-19 Pushed 4.7 million More People in Southeast Asia into Extreme Poverty

Two years after the pandemic began, the report says growth prospects are brighter for economies with widespread technology adoption, resilient merchandise exports, or rich natural resources

How South Korea surpassed Japan in real GDP per capita

What makes this event all the more important and illuminating is that South Korea shares so many of Japan’s structural flaws. South Korea’s ability to ameliorate those flaws provide lessons for Japan.

Is Thailand ready for the digital economy?

While Thailand has made significant progress in digital development, low and highly concentrated private investment, lack of advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills, slow progress in digital infrastructure and budget constraints impede its progress.

Thailand’s aging society needs new provident fund

According to the UN World Population Prospects, Thailand is an early bird among developing nations which has now entered an aged society with about 20% of its population over 60 years old. As the number of old people increases, each elderly person can depend less on their children.

Japan and Australia step up defence cooperation

AUKUS collaboration on defence capabilities and technologies ranges from cyber capabilities to artificial intelligence to quantum technologies — areas that Japan is also interested in.

Hong Kong’s cracking zero-COVID strategy

The start of 2022 has seen Hong Kong’s COVID-19 pandemic firewall well…