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February 28, 2019

Public Health, Climate Change, and Technology: Innovating Toward a Healthier Asia

Public health and climate change are both great challenges for Asia. Together they create a nexus of concern that could become the next big crisis for the region. While rapid economic development has pulled hundreds of millions out of poverty and people’s health and lives are much improved, Asia is dealing with an emerging set

April 27, 2020

Navigating a new norm: Lessons from the Asian Tigers

Executive Director Mark Clifford spoke during an April 27 webinar on what Israel can learn from the Asian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 26, 2013

China’s Deadly Water Problem (PDF)

Dead pigs found floating in a Shanghai river are only the tip of China’s massive water problem, which the government is already desperate to tackle. A combination of water scarcity and water pollution is moving China ever closer to environmental reckoning. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Matt Garland.

September 5, 2012

China’s Water Problem

Climate change is causing a looming water shortage for Asia, but Singapore offers an example of how solutions can be found. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

February 28, 2010

Containing Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases in Asia

How prepared is Asia for pandemic and epidemic diseases? While efforts by national governments and international organizations to prevent and control pandemics in the region have been instrumental in mitigating disaster in the short-term, they have also exposed more systemic weaknesses that call into question Asia’s preparedness for future outbreaks. Future preparedness is important, because