Category: In The News

2020 WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue

Alisha Sulisto of BowerGroupAsia notes that Southeast Asia’s handling of the pandemic is well-managed compared to regions like Europe, or Latin America, and highlights what that means for its post-COVID recovery. (November 16, 2020)

Boosting U.S.-Taiwan Economic Ties

A US-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement, if realized, would help bring Taiwan out of its diplomatic isolation and give momentum to other countries to pursue similar arrangements, Senior Director Tiffany Ma told Bloomberg News.  (September 21, 2020)

Sabah Election and Malaysia Power Politics

The Sabah election is a key test for the power struggle underway between various personalities and parties in Malaysian politics, BGA Malaysia Director Adib Zalkapli told Reuters. (September 24, 2020)

Nepal’s Geopolitical Conundrum

Global Voices quoted BGA Senior Advisor for Nepal and Bhutan Sujeev Shakya’s previous insights on Nepal’s challenges in managing relations with its neighbors including India. (September 17, 2020)

The Limits of China’s Diplomacy in the Pacific

Rupert Hammond-Chambers from Bower Group Asia says it’s worth watching how active the Trump administration will pursue the semiconductor industry as a choke point for the extension of U.S. national security. For example, Washington could leverage on U.S. semiconductor equipment to determine what customers TSMC can serve in China. (August 31, 2020)