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September 28, 2011

Economic Transformation of the Greater Pearl River Delta: Moving Up the Value Chain

  The Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has succeeded in the past as the world’s factory. With about 100 million people, Guangdong province would rank as one of the world’s larger countries, with a population about the same as the Philippines and larger than Germany or Vietnam. The PRD region, where about half of

June 10, 2011

Red Flags on Growth

A stultified innovation environment and increasingly stale labor market present some of the biggest challenges to China’s economy in the coming decade. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

April 8, 2011

Becoming a Young and Unsuccessful Job-Seeker

What was the optical starting point of the revolutions in the Middle East? – How its legacy will affect China in the years to come. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

October 12, 2010

Like Adenauer, Striking While the Iron’s Hot

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s postwar decade holds an important lesson for today’s China, namely – the decision to revalue its currency. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

September 27, 2010

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2010

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s fifth annual survey revealed that members are cautiously optimistic toward economic prospects for the coming 12 months. They see strong growth in Asia but are concerned about the weak recovery in the U.S. and Europe. The survey also asked about overall investment plans and trends affecting the

September 27, 2010

Mute Wonder

If this is the Asian century, where is Asia’s media voice? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

August 2, 2010

Crisis? What Crisis?

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford wrote a commentary for TIME magazine as a counterpoint to a cover story on Japan’s economic woes.

March 22, 2010

Why China’s Megatrends is a Disappointment

Famed U.S. futurologists failed to see just how bad their book on China would be. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford

November 18, 2009

Cautious Optimism Reigns In Asia

Despite a spate of wildly successful IPOs in China and surging equities markets across the region, Asian business leaders are only cautiously optimistic about prospects for the economic recovery.

November 28, 2008

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2008

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s third annual survey, conducted in September and October 2008, revealed members’ economic outlook and investment plans, as well as perspectives on 56 issues in the areas of energy and the environment, finance and business, macroeconomic and geo-political developments, and social trends affecting the Asian business environment and