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May 2015

A Chinese Perspective on National Life Science Innovation and Leadership

Health Q&A

Yiwu He (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) compares and contrasts the environments for innovation in the life sciences in the United States and China. He argues that China’s life science sector is likely to benefit over the long term from significant financial investments from the government and private funds that allow for R&D failures over the short term.

May 2015

Malaysia’s ASEAN Chairmanship: Furthering Regional Economic Integration

Policy Q&A

Awang Adek Hussin, Malaysia’s ambassador to the United States, discusses Malaysia’s goals as ASEAN chair and vision for regional economic integration.

May 2015

India's IP Regime: Renewed Reform Efforts and Ongoing Challenges

Policy Q&A

Ashish Bharadwaj (Jindal Global Law School) analyzes the different approaches of India and the United States to IP issues and discusses the areas of India’s IP regime that are most in need of reform.

May 2015

The Effects of Lower Oil Prices on Russia

Policy Brief

Ekaterina Grushevenko (Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) discusses the effects of low oil prices on Russia's economic and energy security as well as policy implications and prospects for regional cooperation on oil market stability.

May 2015

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on South Korea

Policy Brief

Younkyoo Kim (Hanyang University) examines the impact of low oil prices on both South Korea’s domestic energy policy and regional energy trade dynamics and discusses how low oil prices have become an issue of regional cooperation for oil market stability.

May 2015

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Japan’s Economy, Oil Demand, and Policy

Policy Brief

Tomoko Hosoe and Osamu Fujisawa of FGE Japan conclude that low oil prices will not affect Japan’s oil demand and energy policy significantly, and the country’s long-term energy policy will continue to focus on nuclear as the source of base-load generation until at least 2030.

May 2015

What Role Will China Play in a New Energy Era?

Reports

Senior energy and geopolitical specialists examined China’s growing impact on world energy markets and strategies for engagement at a workshop held in Beijing. Read the workshop report.

May 2015

Low Oil Prices: Impacts for Indonesia

Policy Brief

Satya Widya Yudha (House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia) assesses the impact on Indonesia of recent oil price volatility and draws policy implications.

May 2015

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on China

Policy Brief

Kang Wu (Facts Global Energy)assesses the impact of low oil prices on China in several areas, ranging from the economy and the environment to energy security and regional cooperation on market instability.

May 2015

India’s Perspective on Oil Market Volatility

Policy Brief

Manish Vaid (Observer Research Foundation) assesses the impact on India of recent oil price volatility and draws policy implications.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
Richard P. Suttmeier, Xiangkui Yao and Alex Zixiang Tan
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
Conference Report
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Vietnamese Translations


Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
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Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
Full Text Vietnamese


First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
Executive Summary Vietnamese


Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
Executive Summary Vietnamese