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Chin-Huat Wong

Chin-Huat Wong

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Chin-Huat Wong is a professor of political science at the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University in Malaysia.

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  1. China’s Civilizational Challenge
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    China’s Civilizational Challenge

    Dec 19, 2019 Chin-Huat Wong argues that China's formula for governing Hong Kong contradicts its most fundamental sensibilities.

  2. Can Multiparty Democracy Work in Multiethnic Malaysia?
    Jailed former opposition leader and current federal opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

    Can Multiparty Democracy Work in Multiethnic Malaysia?

    May 23, 2018 Chin-Huat Wong says that, despite a historic vote, electoral engineering is needed to address ethnic and religious divisions.

  3. Will Malaysia’s Islamization Change Course?
    Former prime minister and PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad is giving a speech Faris Hadziq/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

    Will Malaysia’s Islamization Change Course?

    Mar 8, 2018 Chin-Huat Wong hopes that the upcoming general election boosts the standing of the country's nonagenarian comeback kid.

  4. China’s Choice
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    China’s Choice

    Oct 15, 2014 Chin-Huat Wong outlines the Chinese government's three options for confronting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

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