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  • 2013-09-20


    Five years since the onset of the financial crisis most Western economies are still struggling to return to healthy growth and employment levels. This week Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, asks whether Europe and Japan will indeed ever recover their “animal spirits”[1].
  • 2013-09-10


    The US ‘pivot’, a policy of re-balancing America’s economic, military and political focus toward the Asia Pacific was instigate in 2011. The Pivot came in response to tensions in a region that is now at the centre of the world economy. Some however claim that it includes a common thread of policy initiatives that reveal a thinly veiled attempt to encircle China.
  • 2013-07-17


    The relocation of the University of Macau to Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, presents a unique frontier of the internationalisation of China's higher education sectors. Here we look at the ongoing education-related changes in two Special Economic Zones, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. Such is the ongoing and expanding scale of university experimentation in these zones, they may better and relevantly be known as SEdZs – Special Education Zones.
  • 2013-06-26


    (Go West) Life is peaceful there
    (Go West) In the open air
    (Go West) Where the skies are blue
    (Go West) This is what we're gonna do
  • 2013-05-14

    The number of foreign students enrolling in Chinese universities is increasing. About 320,000 overseas students came to China in 2012. Students from South Korea and the United States comprise the largest national groups among these students. By 2020, China plans to host 500,000 international students.