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Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 1: China at home

This is the first of a two-part analysis on what is in store for China in 2017. It explores China’s catch-22 — the fact that it is further integrating itself internationally and becoming a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while concomitantly showing signs of turning inwards and becoming isolationist.

Asia Pacific Politics

Is football finally making its way home to China?

The Chinese government is well aware of the benefits of football in promoting their own ideological agenda, nationalism and political unity.

Asia Pacific Politics

Preparing the XIX CCP party congress

The next big Party Congress – and the beginning of Xi Jinping’s second term – is still a year away, so the decisions taken now will show how strong Xi’s

Asia Pacific Politics

Will Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” end with his presidency?

Obama’s pivot should have represented a shift in US foreign policy. The end of his presidency puts the future of the pivot into question.

Politics South and Central Asia

China-Vietnam agreement signals regional shift in the South China Sea

Amidst China’s land reclamation and militarization in the South China Sea, the recent deal with Vietnam has far reaching implications for the region

Europe Politics

The South China Sea ruling: The view from the UK

The UK’s response to The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on the South China Sea should avoid any miscalculation towards China.

Asia Pacific Brexit

Brexit and China: Xi is not amused

Brexit will undermine the UK’s relations with China, as Beijing looks elsewhere to stay plugged into Europe.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Baidu in China: Crisis from beyond the grave

Major Chinese firm Baidu is under scrutiny after being accused of promoting misleading medical information—how will markets and politicians respond?

Asia Pacific Politics

China-U.S. dialogue falls short on substance

In the midst of Asia-Pacific tensions, the recent China-U.S. summit failed to move beyond the rhetoric that has historically gridlocked relations.

Asia Pacific Economics

Why China’s obesity crisis is great news for investors

Increasing obesity and other health concerns in China pose serious challenges, but also exciting opportunities for investors.