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EAI Seminar

Japan: The Cultural Pragmatics of Transnational Apology

by Dr Hiro Saito

Friday, 7 November 2014 at 3:30pm

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东亚研究所华语讲座

讲题 

共同建设21世纪海上丝绸之路,携手打造中国-东盟命运共同体

主讲者

迟洪涛 博士

日期   

20141031

 ( 星期五) , 下午3点半  More

Latest Publications

NEW RELEASE!

East Asian Policy

(Volume 6, No 2, Apr/June 2014)

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an SSCI Journal

NEW RELEASE!

China: An International Journal
(Volume 12, Number 2, August 2014)

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The Political Economy of Deng's Nanxun: Breakthrough

in China's Reform and Development

by John WONG

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Another China Cycle: Committing to Reform

by WANG Gungwu

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Food Security: The Role of Asia and Europe in Production, Trade and Regionalism

Edited by Wilhelm HOFMEISTER, Patrick RUEPPEL and John WONG

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Advancing Singapore-China Economic Relations

Edited by SAW Swee-Hock & John WONG

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新加坡社会发展转

:新方向、新模

黄朝翰、赵力涛 著

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Parliaments in Asia: Institution Building and Political Development

Edited by ZHENG Yongnian, LYE Liang Fook & Wilhelm HOFMEISTER

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Health Policy Reform in China: A Comparative Perspective

by Jiwei QIAN & Åke BLOMQVIST

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East Asian Institute Ranks Fifth in Asia and the Pacific Region in 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey

East Asian Institute (EAI) is placed fifth overall in the Asia and the Pacific category (which excludes China, India, Japan and South Korea) of the 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey's annual rankings.

For the second year running, EAI has retained its fifth position since it was first nominated in 2011. The 2013 international rankings report was released on 22 January 2014 by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the United Nations University and the World Bank in Washington DC.

Out of 6,826 think tanks invited to participate in the 2013 survey that consisted of 47 categories, 171 think tanks advanced into the nomination round and were ranked based on a set of stringent selection criteria such as quality and commitment of think tank's leadership, quality and reputation of research staff as well as the research and analysis produced and so on. EAI encompasses these attributes that contribute to its overall institutional standings.

EAI shares the roll of honour for the aforementioned category with four other Singapore think tanks, namely the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), which secures the top spot; the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, which is ranked 11th; the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies ranked 16th; and the Political Risks Assessment Group ranked 29th.  

The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey rankings report can be accessed at the Go To Think Tank website.


China: An International Journal (CIJ), indexed and abstracted in SSCI, JCR and CC/Social and Behavioral Sciences of Thomson Reuters

The East Asian Institute (EAI) is pleased to announce that, effective from December 2010, China: An International Journal (CIJ) will be indexed and abstracted in the renowned and authoritative interdisciplinary citation indexes of Thomson Reuters:

Social Sciences Citation Index®;

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition; and

Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The earliest issue of CIJ available for access in Thomson Reuters database is volume 7, issue 1, published in March 2009.

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EAI Weekly Talking Point

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The BRICS Challenging the Post-War Order?

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the five emerging economies that make up the BRICS grouping, recently announced the launch of two financial institutions, namely the National Development Bank (NDB) with an initial capital of US$50 billion to finance infrastructure and "sustainable development" projects and the US$100 billion Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) to tide over members in financial difficulties.

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in focus

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Europe's Pivot towards Asia? New Opportunities and Challenges in EU-Asia Relations

14 January 2014

While media focus in this part of the world has always been on the Pacific powers, namely the United States, China and Japan, this roundtable discussion brought the strategic relations between the European Union (EU) and Asia, an infrequently broached subject, in the spotlight. 

The East Asian Institute (EAI) collaborated with Professor Thomas Christiansen, Jean Monnet Chair of European Institutional Politics from Maastricht University and visiting senior research fellow at EAI, in co-organising an international conference, titled Europe's Pivot towards Asia? New Opportunities and Challenges in EU-Asia Relations, that convened leading experts and scholars from Australia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Singapore. This conference, spearheaded by GEAR (Research Group on EU-Asia Relations), provided an in-depth and multidisciplinary analysis of the challenges of EU-Asia relations. 

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LATEST China AnalysEs

CHINA'S STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISE MIXED-OWNERSHIP REFORM

ZHENG Yu, 2 October 2014

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are no longer the dominant player of the Chinese economy as their share in almost all economic indicators has declined enormously in the last decade. However, their influence is still substantial as they are concentrated in a small number of jumbo-sized SOEs that dominate the commanding height of the national economy. By end 2011, more than 90% of SOEs had been restructured. Seventy-two per cent of central SOEs and their subsidiaries have been corporatised and almost all local SOEs have transformed from wholly state-owned enterprises to shareholding companies with multiple shareholders. The recent promotion of mixed ownership reform reflects the Chinese government's concern for the decline in SOEs' profitability. The SOE reform faces two credibility challenges: One is to restore credibility to the reform commitment and the other is to convince private investors that their interest will be sufficiently protected in the mixed-ownership structure. It is also uncertain whether Temasek Holdings is a good model for emulation for the Chinese government in its reform.

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DOES PRIVATISATION AFFECT EARNINGS MANAGEMENT OF STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES IN CHINA?

CHEN Chien-Hsun, 2 October 2014

Privatisation has been equated with improving the operational performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enabling them to achieve sustainable growth over the long term. In principle, a privatised SOE no longer belongs to the government solely as it now belongs to various shareholders and needs to report its earnings in accordance to the company's responsibilities to its shareholders. Once privatised, SOEs are operating in a market with free competition; their reported earnings become an important indicator of the enterprise's operational performance. The concentrated ownership structure and the strong political and economic connections between the government and listed companies are the main causes of earnings management in China.

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