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Climate change and national security: The rules of foreign policy are changing

March 17, 2020

Policy Forum

Climate change, natural resource pollution, and scarcity of various forms have become part of the national security agenda in countries all over the world. Although analysts have traditionally treated the strength of sovereign borders through the lens of political or economic issues, recent years have seen increasing attention paid to how environmental issues exacerbate, complicate, and multiply these political and economic problems.

Spreading coronavirus, spreading fear: Assessing China’s management of the coronavirus crisis

March 6, 2020

Policy Forum

China’s response to coronavirus has been reasonably effective, but if its policymakers are to show they’ve learned anything from this and the SARS outbreak, they must make China’s wildlife trade ban permanent, Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada write.

Prevention is always better than cure

March 4, 2020

China Daily

China was a very different country when SARS struck in 2002. Per capita GDP was $1,148. In 2019 it was $10,123. China is better prepared to manage COVID-19. Also Medical facilities, scientific knowledge, research and development capabilities, and the quality of medical care in China have improved significantly since 2002. It learnt well from SARS.

Assessing business and sustainability in China

January 23, 2020

The Business Times

Chinese corporations' ESG requirements have undergone a sea change during the past 10 years.

Social responsibility is business of business

January 4, 2020

China Daily

Corporate social responsibility in China was further strengthened when the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges issued guidelines for companies to disclose their CSR performance, with large companies such as CNPC, Sinopec and the State Grid publishing their CSR reports. In fact, between 2006 and 2009, Chinese companies issued nearly 1,600 such reports.

Judging ideas in a changing world: Measuring the social impact of research

December 20, 2019

Policy Forum

With the number of academic journals growing endlessly and quality control failing, a new measure for whether research is ‘valuable’ is needed. Unfortunately, a change seems far from certain, Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada write.

Book Review: Interactive Approaches to Water Governance in Asia

December 20, 2019

The Developing Economies

Asian countries are not homogeneous. Laws, regulations, institutions, history, and the culture of water management vary from one Asian country to another, and often within one country. This means a process that may work in a certain part of China, India, Indonesia, or Pakistan may not work for another part of the same country. What may have worked in an Asian country in the 1980s may not work now, or 10 years in the future.

The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

December 9, 2019

Project Syndicate

China’s CSR landscape has changed almost as much as its urban skylines over the last decade, but the next ten years should bring even faster progress. China’s people and their leaders are no longer willing to allow companies to ignore their operations' impact on human and environmental welfare.

Grow first, develop later? The pitfalls of measuring economic growth using GDP

November 29, 2019

Channel News Asia

GDP is an imperfect metric. But it continues to be used as a benchmark for national performance and policymaking in an era of social, economic, and environmental disruption, highlight Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.

Building an ecological civilization

October 29, 2019

China Daily

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee is expected to study several important issues on upholding and perfecting socialism with Chinese characteristics and modernizing the national governance system and governance capability. The plenum is also likely to propose policies to ensure the CPC is governed "in accordance with law".

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