US Presidential Race

The parties must go on

The recent Republican National Convention was scandalous for many reasons — from the misuse of the White House as a campaign prop (in violation of the Hatch Act and long standing norms) and the bra

Global Economy

Can a political-economy vicious circle be avoided?

(Dec 27): Domestic politics, geopolitics and economics will be intertwined in 2020 to an extent unmatched in decades.

Activist investment

Why the US' CEOs are talking about stakeholder capitalism

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): In August, the Business Roundtable, which comprises the CEOs of the US’ largest companies — with combined annual revenues of more than US$7 trillion ($9.5 trillion) — updated it


Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

(June 11): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after the city’s biggest protest since its h


Hong Kong protest draws up to 1 million in rebuff to China

HONG KONG (June 10): Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed government faced new pressure to withdraw legislation easing extraditions to China after as many as 1 million people turned out to oppose the measure

China Focus

The lasting tragedy of Tiananmen Square

SINGAPORE (June 10): China’s progress towards an open society ended when the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) slaughtered at least hundreds, if not thousands, of peaceful demonstrators in and around

China Focus

Investors must prepare for various impacts of financial market wars

SINGAPORE (June 10): It’s time for investors to start thinking seriously about the impact of US President Donald Trump’s executive orders on investments on both US companies and Chinese companies t

China Focus

US executive orders a threat to investors

SINGAPORE (May 27): How can you destroy a strong industry competitor in three easy steps?

US-China trade war

Is Trump's trade war with China a civilisational conflict?

SINGAPORE (May 20): Late last month, at a security forum in Washington, DC, Kiron Skinner, director of policy planning for the US Department of State, described today’s US-China conflict as “a figh

US-China trade war

Trump has poor grasp of how the Chinese approach deal-making

SINGAPORE (May 20): The Chinese are not alone in not understanding the vagaries of US President Donald Trump, but they do have a unique appreciation of his contribution to the Chinese economy.

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