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By Bernard Yeung Fierce competition between dominant countries leads to accusatory narratives, creating intense but dysfunctional crowd emotions. Flawed human behaviour allows a big gap...
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In the Eye of Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Surge

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Only countries that have won the battle against COVID-19 can fully reopen the economy. Others face difficult balancing acts. Southeast...
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Zhang Yiming: The Self-made Billionaire and Entrepreneur Behind TikTok Boom

At only 36 years of age, the founder behind one of the most viral social media platforms now has a net worth of $16.2...
Two Sessions: Amid Uncertainty, China’s Quest for Bold Development

Two Sessions: Amid Uncertainty, China’s Quest for Bold Development

By Dr. Dan Steinbock At a historical moment of hope and uncertainty, China pledges bold economic development, despite global tensions. China’s annual “Two Sessions” meeting...
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How Can Leaders Build Reputation in Chinese SMEs

By William S. Harvey, Hongqin Li, Oswald Jones and Jie Yang  How can leaders transform their SMEs from being unknown to being known and more...
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China and AI: what the world can learn and what it should be wary...

By Hessy Elliott China announced in 2017 its ambition to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. While the US still leads in...
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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jack Ma

There are probably only a handful of people who don’t know of Jack Ma, but it’s a guarantee most people you meet have at...
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China – Peacefully Forward into the Great Change

By Peter Koenig On 25th January, during the first session of the virtual World Economic Forum (WEF), President Xi Jinping, in his address stated...
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What other countries can learn from China’s lockdown policies

By William Wang and Holly Snape Pitting authoritarianism against democracy has become common during the pandemic, with the former often being painted as a more effective regime...
East Asian Buddhists chant and strive for buddhahood

What is Pure Land Buddhism? A look at how East Asian Buddhists chant and...

By Charles B. Jones Many people in the West interpret Buddhism as a path of meditation leading to enlightenment. What many may not know is...

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