Blogs from CAA Team.

These blogs are published in various publications and we are reproducing here.

Where Is Taiwan Heading?


aspirations for democracy and identity or it could more aggressively pursue its recent pressure tactics to bring Taiwan to heel. Unfortunately, there is nothing in China’s recent conduct to suggest that it might choose the first option. Indeed, China reacted furiously to the election result, with Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisting that Taiwan’s

China beware, the road to an open financial system is paved with Asian casualties


In November this year, the State Council of China released its “Opinions on Further Improving Work for the Utilisation of Foreign Capital”. The document includes 20 policy measures in four domains – deepening market opening, strengthening investment promotion, extending the reforms in investment facilitation, and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors.

Can Thailand Overcome Its Malaise?


Thailand’s economy has been buffeted by political crises since 2004 when protests broke out against the then Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. Two military coups, two amended constitutions, several elections and a few bouts of violence later, the country appears to be finally stable again.

A Gloomy World, But Don’t Forget The Silver Linings For Asean


ASEAN economies certainly face growing challenges in maintaining robust economic growth in the next year. Despite signs of the US and China reaching a limited trade deal, businesses across the world remain despondent enough to cut back on their spending, thus slowing the world economy. After all, yet more downside risks are proliferating.

Hong Kong’s Protests: What Are The Wider Implications?


Hong Kong has been in turmoil for three months now and there is no sign of a resolution to the protests that were sparked off by the Hong Kong government’s extradition bill that would have allowed easier repatriation of offenders from Hong Kong to other legal jurisdictions including China. Far from fizzling out, the protests have continued on a large…