2020

As US-China ties worsen, India and China must revisit the ‘Bandung spirit’ to avert a new cold war

While Beijing does not intend to get involved in an ideological battle with Washington, all of Asia risks getting caught up in their strategic competition China and India took part in the 1955 Bandung Conference. Now they must reignite that spirit and look towards peaceful coexistence among nations Read More

Why Asian nations should no longer play the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking game

YAN ISLAM | The Doing Business Report (henceforth DBR) is a celebrated flagship publication of the World Bank. DBR grew out of a… Read More

Can we use the RAAF to bring home stranded Aussies overseas?

Amid mounting concern about Australians stranded overseas during COVID-19, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has offered a solution, using the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) VIP aircraft to bring people home. Read More

COVID-19 and Asia’s resilience: A workhorse of the global economy

Rapid and focused recovery from recurrent economic crises have proven the resilience of East Asian economies. Historically, the trade-oriented growth strategies adopted by Asian economies… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | You can’t paint the Pacific with just one brush

An in-conversation, chaired by Andrew Fa’avale from MANA Pasifika as our engaged panel of Pasifika youth share their perspectives and experiences, the contributions they make to their communities while sharing the challenges they face, be it independence, remittances, climate change, retaining culture, employment amongst others. Read More

Keeping SMEs afloat during COVID-19: How are the PICs responding?

As a vulnerable group, SMEs are particularly at risk of failure from the prolonged consequences of COVID-19. Dr Lan Nguyen looks at Pacific Island Countries. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Papua New Guinea seeks further loans for economic bailout Papua New Guinea has passed a supplementary budget. The Treasurer,… Read More

A look ahead to the independence referendum in New Caledonia

On 4 October, New Caledonians will vote in a referendum on self-determination, to determine the islands’ future political status. On the referendum in New Caledonia by Nic Maclellan Read More

Exploring Asia | Starting your career in the Asia Pacific

For many students and graduates, starting a career in the Asia Pacific can feel like a mammoth task – a goal only achievable after many years working in Australia. Read More

Regional wrap | 58

Asia Regional Wrap with Aakriti Bachhawat. Fresh troubles along the India-China border. Australian journalists evacuated from China Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step down. Read More


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