Geopolitical intelligence and analysis on critical events shaping the future

How will China win the final war on poverty?

With only two years left for China to beat the deadline in its war against extreme poverty, the country stands ready to face the toughest challenges to meet the goal and ensure its victory stands the test of time.

Japan-ASEAN economic partnership boosted
Sok Chan

Last Saturday, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the comprehensive economic partnership (AJCEP) to expand trade, goods and services, and investments among member states and Japan.

RCEP consensus in sight
Sok Chan

As the months roll closer to the conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) this year, Cambodia might just be able to visualise better trade opportunities to overcome the revenue impact from the withdrawal of the Everything but Arms (EBA) preference.

Trade sanctions as a political weapon

The European Union, in both subtle and not so subtle ways, has started imposing sanctions on Cambodia. These, and US lawmakers’ further pressure with trade restrictions on Cambodia is predictable.