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  • Cambodia Embraces China’s Belt and Road Initiative 

    Chheang, Vannarith (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-07-06)
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen led a large delegation to attend the first Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14 and 15 this year, and followed it up with a state visit from May 16 to 17. During the visit, China pledged US$240 million in grant to ...
  • Trade Facilitation Synergies between WTO and ASEAN Initiatives 

    Yean, Tham Siew (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-07-04)
    Trade facilitation seeks to simplify and streamline procedures to allow for an easier flow of trade across borders. Within this broad understanding, it can in turn be defined according to different sets of policies affecting trade processes and the ...
  • Malaysia’s Priority is to Manage, not Stop, China’s Investments 

    Jan, Wan Saiful Wan (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-07-03)
    Eyebrows were raised when a Hong Kong-based newspaper recently claimed that Mainland Chinese are migrating to Malaysia “by the thousands”. 1 The report stated that in 2016 alone, more than 1,000 Mainland Chinese had utilised the Malaysia My Second Home ...
  • Developing Poor Little Rich Natuna’s Economy 

    Simandjuntak, Deasy (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-06-27)
    In March 2016, elite groups of Natuna and the neighbouring oil-and-gas district Anambas aspired to separate from Kepri to create their own province. Their aim was to secure more fiscal transfers from Jakarta. Among these people was Natuna’s former ...

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