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Opinion | How China’s Belt and Road Initiative could lead Vietnam away from renewable energy and towards coal

A a child on a Saigon waterbus brandishes a pinwheel as he passes Landmark 81, Vietnam’s tallest building, in Ho Chi Minh City on June 6. While Vietnam has enormous potential for wind and solar power generation, funding for coal-power electricity plants under China’s Belt and Road Initiative could derail its renewable energy push. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Opinion | Why the US-China tech war spells bigger trouble for investors than the conflict over trade

A Nasdaq employee monitors market activity on September 4, 2018, in New York. Amazon became the second publicly traded company to be worth US$1 trillion, hot on the heels of Apple. However, investors’ heavy exposure to the tech sector might pose problems as the US-China conflict intensifies. Photo: AP Source link

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Opinion | No US-China trade deal any time soon unless two key obstacles are overcome

Chinese President Xi Jinping (first left) and US President Donald Trump attend a working dinner with their teams after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 1, 2018. The trade truce that was declared after that meeting recently expired, with the US and then China raising tariffs on each other’s goods. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Opinion | Should central banks be revamping their monetary policy frameworks and liaising more with governments?

Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, arrives for the European Union-China high-level economic dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on June 25, 2018. With its centrally planned economy, China could ensure closer integration between monetary policy and government objectives. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Opinion | 100 years of Western hypocrisy: how the ghosts of 1919 still haunt China as it forges its own development path

From left, British prime minister David Lloyd George, Italian premier Vittorio Orlando, French premier Georges Clemenceau and US president Woodrow Wilson meet in May 1919 to discuss the newly formed League of Nations, to help resolve problems. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Source link

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Opinion | Trump should back off from pestering the Fed, but central banks could cut interest rates further

US President Donald Trump looks on as Jerome Powell, then his nominee to become chairman of the Federal Reserve, speaks at the White House in Washington on November 2, 2017. Although Trump urged the Fed to cut interest rates last week, the bank announced it was holding them steady. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Opinion | South Korea’s economic slump a bad sign for Asian economies dependent on exports to China

Hyundai Motor vehicles bound for export await shipment at a port near Hyundai’s plant in Ulsan, South Korea, on January 22. Short on natural resources of its own, South Korea’s economy is heavily dependent on exports, making its economy particularly susceptible to changes in its trading partners. Photo: Bloomberg Source link

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Opinion | What El Niño, pork supply and steel production have in common – they all point to China needing a stronger yuan

A pig on a farm in Changtu county, Liaoning province, on January 17. China is the world’s largest consumer of pork, and thanks to the mass culling of pigs to stop the spread of African swine fever, domestic production is expected to fall at least 4 million tonnes below demand. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Opinion | Why Indonesia is right to seek a low-carbon future for the sake of its economy, and people

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in southern Kalimantan in September 2015. Such fires, often started to clear forest for plantations, are the cause of seasonal haze in the region, a recurring problem for Indonesia and its neighbouring countries. To meet its new targets on carbon emission reduction, Indonesia must fully enforce forest protection laws. Photo: AFP Source link

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Opinion | Proposed HK$1 trillion East Lantau Metropolis is the answer to Hong Kong’s future land needs

Seven public rental estates, comprising 20,600 units, are over 50 years old and ready for redevelopment. Yet, it has taken over four years to go through the town planning process to identify a feasible relocation site for the 9,100-unit Wah Fu Estate alone. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor shows a pamphlet on the Lantau Tomorrow Vision proposal during a press conference on October 10, 2018. Photo: Dickson Lee The 7,400-unit Choi Hung Estate is facing the same challenge to dig out a massive relocation site. The Housing Authority currently…

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