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New Silk Road Project Could Facilitate Resolution Of South China Sea Disputes

China’s 21st Century Maritime New Silk Road project may facilitate the resolution of longstanding maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Chinese media suggests. These disputes involve at least six parties, particularly China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, and Taiwan. Brunei has abandoned its territorial claim in the Spratlys and Malaysia has a relatively minor claim in … Continue reading

China’s Reclamations Roil South China Sea

By James Borton The South China Sea remains at the epicenter of one of the most volatile maritime areas in the world with little or no agreement on sovereignty claims to ownership of atolls, submerged banks, islands, reefs and rocks. Yet South China Sea fishermen, marine biologists and policy shapers agree that without an end to … Continue reading

China Expands Regional Dominance As It Ramps Up Creation Of Artificial Islands In Disputed South China Sea

China’s creation of artificial islands in the South China Sea is happening so fast that Beijing will be able to extend the range of its navy, air force, coastguard and fishing fleets before long, much to the alarm of rival claimants to the contested waters. Reclamation work is well advanced on six reefs in the … Continue reading

How Low Oil Prices Will Impact Southeast Asia

By Stratfor Global Intelligence Over the past six months, declining oil prices have sent shockwaves through the global economy, providing much-needed relief to consumers and factories in some countries while slashing export revenues and undermining currencies and government budgets in others. But the longer oil prices hover near six-year lows, the more they will affect … Continue reading

Asian Economies Look Inward For Growth, But Need Reforms

By Lien Hoang On a recent trip to Shanghai, Paiboon Ponsuwanna visited internet companies Alibaba and Weibo, and inspiration struck. The businessman, who lives in Bangkok, already exports goods like frozen seafood, but he would like to bring more commerce home, even if it’s online. “Maybe we can start doing this kind of thing in … Continue reading

Strengthening The State And Market In ASEAN

By Peter McCawley An embarrassing fact about ASEAN governments that is generally avoided in public policy discussions is that the capacity of most ASEAN states is quite limited — much more limited than they, and the international community, generally wish to admit. Until it is recognised that state capacity is limited, it will be hard … Continue reading

China’s Energy Demand And The South China Sea Dispute

By Selcuk Colakoglu The South China Sea is known for its complex maritime disputes. Though parties involved in the disputes have been careful to keep the issue of sovereignty discussed within the frame of diplomatic debate, the problem has nonetheless seen recent escalation. From an energy security perspective, it seems that the situation might make the global … Continue reading

McKinsey: Three Measures Southeast Asia Needs To Embrace For Sustainable Growth

Productivity in most Southeast Asian nations remains at “worryingly low levels” and unless the region builds a more competitive manufacturing sector, it could miss out on opportunities to gain more production from multinational corporations, according to a new report from global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The report titled “three paths to sustained economic growth … Continue reading

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