The Case for Globalization

By Li Wei, Professor of Economics at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business The First Wave of Globalization According to the American economist Frederic Mishkin, the period from 1870 to 1914 was the first wave of globalization. At that time, global trade grew at an average annual rate of 4%, and its share of global …

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict is a Threat to China’s National Interests

By Li Wei, Professor of Economics at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been ongoing since February 24. When the conflict first broke out, a swift Russian victory was widely considered a foregone conclusion. However, the war has gone on for months with no peace deal in sight. …

Indonesia’s Former Minister of Trade: What does RCEP Mean for Indonesia?

A conversation with Gita Wirjawan, Indonesia’s Former Minister of Trade As Indonesia will likely ratify its membership of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in 2022, we spoke with Gita Wirjawan, former Minister of Trade of Indonesia, to explore the opportunities and challenges this agreement will bring for member countries. Wirjawan is a well-respected government official, presidential candidate …

RCEP: Looking Beyond Ratification

Accounting for nearly a third of the world’s population and almost 30 percent of global GDP, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), concluded in November 2020, drew its 15 signatories from Asia Pacific into the world’s largest trading bloc. Initially conceived by ASEAN as a means of bringing its pre-existing regional trade partners together under …

Asia House interview with Dean Xiang

Dr. Xiang Bing, our Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, speaks with the Chief Executive of Asia House, Michael Lawrence, on China’s digital transformation, its business landscape and the future of US-China relations. Dean Xiang is a leading authority on China business innovations and the globalization of Chinese companies, trade and Sino-US …

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