As Vietnam assumes the ASEAN chair for 2020, its geopolitics are increasingly defined by how it manages Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
A new report outlines an economically and technologically feasible roadmap to China’s decarbonisation. If it does not materialise, the failings will be purely political.
Alibaba’s record-breaking listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong is sending ripples across the e-commerce sector.
Crowdsourcing apps are bringing consumers and providers together. But the gig economy’s benefits are inherently weighted towards companies.
The Trump administration has eroded confidence in the US’s economic and foreign policy commitments. But its attempts to salvage relations risk exacerbating the situation.
ASEAN’s animated fintech sector brings financial services to those excluded by the financial system. But if mismanaged, new technologies pose a threat to citizens’ privacy and democracy.
Hong Kong’s infrastructure, coupled with its proximity to Chinese manufacturing hubs, pro-business government policies, and expanding domestic market, have created the perfect conditions for an e-commerce hub.
The United Nations says increased urban migration flows will heavily impact the region’s cities in coming decades. These trends could exacerbate environmental and economic problems, but they also bring the prospect of renewal.
Set against the backdrop of the US-China trade war and increasing tensions in the South China Sea, the 35th ASEAN Summit saw regional leaders push for increased unity to meet regional challenges.
As India and Malaysia attempt to settle a dispute over palm oil, the bout shows how quickly nationalists are willing to threaten international norms, from accountability for human rights abuses to trade relations.