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Capital Misallocation in Chinese Manufacturing: Financial Frictions or Policy Distortions?

by Dr Wu Guiying Laura

Friday, 3 October 2014 at 3:30pm

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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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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

LAND IN CHINA'S URBANISATION

TAO Ran & LIM Wen Xin, 12 September 2014

As the world's most populous country, China's rapid urbanisation and development will represent one of the defining trends in the 21st century. Despite its noteworthy accomplishments, China is facing critical land policy issues that will determine the direction of its future economic development and urbanisation. Land system in China is seen as a bottleneck for urbanisation and has contributed to the surge in housing prices and social unrest. There are serious challenges concerning the three major aspects of China's land system, including the land requisition system, the rules on the management of rural collectives' construction land and the agricultural land tenure system. The challenges in China's land system are related to China's local public finance system and household registration system.  Therefore, a well-designed and coordinated reform package is necessary for China to overcome the existing challenges.

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URBANIZATION AND CHINA'S URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE IN CONSUMPTION

LI Chunling & YAO Jielu, 12 September 2014

Hukou has long been singled out as the culprit for the huge rural-urban divide in China for the last 50 years. However, in the recent decade, with economic growth and urbanisation, income and living standards between the rural and urban areas started to converge, especially in the consumption of consumer durables. This growing trend is particularly evident in the consumption of home appliances between 2001 and 2011 as technologically advanced durables spread from the city to the countryside. The young generation plays a key role in generating new demands. Compared with older generations, the young generation across areas tends to form a similar vision of life and thus a demand for similar products is evident. At the same time, rural ownership of and especially demand for consumer durables also increase significantly, due to either the rise in income or product differentiation.

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