December 30, 2014

Some Good News For A Change: Mark Clifford’s ‘The Greening Of Asia’

Book reviewed by Elizabeth Economy. The article also appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog

October 21, 2014

Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope

This opinion piece calls for a rethink of Hong Kong’s job creation strategy to address young people’s frustration with social and personal stagnation – the real driving force behind the Occupy protests. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.

April 28, 2013

Great Timing on the Watch Trade in China

The watch trade plays a crucial role in China’s system of corruption and crony capitalism. If Beijing hopes to clean-up its act it will mean fewer Swiss-made timepieces on the wrists of Chinese officials. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

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.

November 16, 2012

Mongolia Builds a New Identity

The resource-rich land remembered for the khans and sandwiched between two giants seeks a path to becoming a modern country. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

November 1, 2012

Lack of Political Leadership Bad for Business (PDF)

Responses to the Asia Business Council’s annual survey show the lowest level of business optimism among executives since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Uncertainty has increased, and so has a lack of confidence in global political leadership. The region’s business leaders are preparing for a long, grinding recovery. By Princeton in Asia Fellow

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.

August 13, 2012

Missing the Bus (PDF)

Hong Kong is overlooking a ready-made opportunity to improve air quality – it should catch up with the latest technology in electric buses being developed and produced over the border. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Thomas London.

August 3, 2012

The Bear and the Panda Waltz

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Russia to look east, where countries like China have a huge appetite for resources, but problems such as corruption and government interference stand in the way. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

July 21, 2012

“The John Batchelor Show”

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford discussed Asian regional identity.