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EAI Seminars

Trade Union Elections at Foreign-Owned Chinese Factories

by Professor Anita Chan

Monday, 20 October 2014 at 3:30pm

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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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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 ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK: EAST ASIAN RESPONSES

LAM Peng Er, 23 September 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping's bold proposal of a Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to fund and spearhead regional infrastructure development and economic growth at the APEC meeting in Bali in October 2013 can be interpreted as China seeking to play a political and financial role in Asia commensurate with its rising economic power.  With eight more years left in office, Xi Jinping has sufficient time to promote his AIIB and silk road ideas and turn them into reality. The AIIB can also be interpreted as China's ambitious plan to shape a new financial architecture in East Asia. It is likely to enhance China's influence and prestige in East and South Asia's political economy at the expense of the United States and Japan. Conceivably, the AIIB can provide tangible benefits to Southeast Asian countries and soften and sweeten their outlook towards China despite rising Chinese assertiveness over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Japanese responses to Beijing's invitation to join the AIIB are generally cautious and lukewarm; it perceives the AIIB as a rival to the Japanese-led Asian Development Bank. Tokyo, a loyal ally of the United States, is also aware that Washington is against Beijing's AIIB proposal. Seoul has shown deep interest in the AIIB proposal but has outwardly adopted a cautious stance to avoid offending the United States, an ally who protects it from North Korea. Mindful of negative US sentiments towards the AIIB, the apparent South Korean strategy is to join the AIIB only after Australia, another close US ally, has done so.

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UPGRADING BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATIES TO PROMOTE CHINA'S OUTBOUND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Sarah Y. TONG, 23 September 2014

Having become a major recipient and an important source of foreign direct investment (FDI), China has shifted its policy focus from attracting FDI inflow to facilitating and protecting its outbound FDI. The shift is reflected in China's efforts to negotiate and to upgrade its bilateral investment treaties (BITs). Especially important is China's decision to revive the China-US BIT negotiations, under the principles of pre-entry national treatment and negative list approach. This is a good move on China's part, since the United States has become a significant designation for China's outbound FDI. Considerable challenges remain for a successful conclusion of a high-standard China-US BIT. Not only do the two sides differ on many issues, they also have to each overcome domestic hurdles. 

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