Ethical political economy lessons from the Malay world through the Hikayat Abdullah 1849

Alan Chong of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, examines the social and economic viewpoints of indigenous people about the positive and negative impacts of the colonial experience and good governance on the maritime silk route. He uses the quasi-autobiographical book Hikayat Abdullah as a lens to examine an outsider’s view of the colonial experience in Southeast Asia and the effects of […]

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China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative: its strategic, trade, and fiscal implications

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative Its strategic, trade, and fiscal implications

The ’Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) aims to create the infrastructure necessary to connect China to Europe, with the ultimate aim of creating a new Free Trade Area between China and Europe. To all intents and purposes, this enormous project intends to recreate for the modern, digital age the Silk Road that once connected China with Europe during the time […]

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