Great Expectations and the Belt-Road Backlash

23 May, 2019
By Pauline Loong | 23 May 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 20th – 26th February 2019 edition. Countries do not have perpetual friends or perpetual enemies – only perpetual interests. That was as true in Lord Palmerston’s time as it

China’s economy: surviving, not quite thriving

20 February, 2019
By Pauline Loong | 20 February 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 18th – 24th February 2019 edition. The Chinese economy is not about to implode despite the alarming media headlines of late. Things are not that bad … but they

US-China: Not a trade war, more an ice age

16 July, 2018
By Pauline Loong | 15 July 2018

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 16-22 July 2018 The festering hostilities between China and the United States have finally boiled over. What’s next is not so much a trade war or even a cold

ASEAN is back, and that is good news for Australia

20 March, 2018
By Prof. Anthony Milner | 18 March 2018

Originally published in the Australian Financial Review on 18 March 2018. Over the past week Australia has been building engagement with the neighbours. The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit was the climax, but the program of

The state of Asean-EU relations

19 March, 2018
By Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch | 19 March 2018

Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 19 – 25 March 2018 edition. ASEAN-EU relations are of a special quality in international relations as they bring together two of the most advanced regional integration mechanisms

Loong on China: Chinese investment: ASEAN’s strong hand

27 December, 2017
By Pauline Loong | 25 December 2017

Loong on China: Chinese investment: ASEAN’s strong hand  Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 25th – 31st December edition. China’s Belt-Road programme is breath-taking in its ambitious vision of how the world’s economic and financial

Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age

20 November, 2017
By Dato' Sri Nazir Razak | 20 November 2017

Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 20th – 26th October edition. As we celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has dawned upon us, with technologies

Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care?  

30 October, 2017
By Pauline Loong | 30 October 2017

Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care?   Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 30th October edition. The Chinese Communist Party has confirmed a second term for President Xi Jinping as its