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At the crossroads: an uncertain future facing the electricity‐generation sector in South Korea

Nuclear energy has provided a major source of clean electricity for South Korea over decades. However, the South Korean Government announced an energy...

Insurance Plus Futures: agricultural commodity price reform in China

China’s agricultural support policies are moving towards market institutions through a quasi‐market transition. Ten years of direct minimum purchase price...

Measuring the redistributive effects of China's personal income tax

Personal income tax is a commonly used redistributive instrument to deal with inequality. Whether it achieves that efficacy requires an appropriate...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

Urbanising the rural: reflections on India's National Rurban Mission

India’s development trajectory is marked by growing economic prosperity but high inequality, which often exacerbates the existing rural–urban divide. One...

The 'Belt and Road Initiative' and comparative regional productivity in China

We study potential internal effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These effects may occur sooner than the international effects, since they face no...

The concept of ‘Community of Common Destiny’ in China's diplomacy: meaning, motives and implications

‘Community of common destiny’, a new concept in China’s diplomacy, has been increasingly used by the Chinese government, especially President Xi Jinping,...

Analysis of the ‘Dutch Disease’ effect on the selected resource‐rich ASEAN economies

This article examines the applicability of the Dutch Disease hypothesis by using a vector auto‐regression model, focusing on the resource‐rich and middle...

Preventing Other ‘Marawis’ in the Southern Philippines

After more than 5 months of intense fighting, the Battle for Marawi has concluded as the largest urban combat scenario in modern Philippine history....

How does China–Pakistan Economic Corridor show the limitations of China's ‘One Belt One Road’ model

Under ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, China has introduced a new model of economic development of cross‐continental connectivity. With all its promising...

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