East Asian infrastructure development in a comparative global perspective: an analysis of RIS infrastructure index

Development of infrastructure is one of the key priorities of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. By constructing an Infrastructure Index for 104 countries comprising all the EAS members, this paper examines the levels of infrastructure attainment of EAS countries in a comparative global perspective over time and space.

Emerging economies as sources of investment and appropriate technology: evidence from India

The BICS countries (Brazil, India, China, and South Africa) have developed strong linkages with fellow developing countries in the realms of trade, investment and technology. This paper analyses the major trends in India’s linkages with other developing countries with specific focus on technology.

China's position on the Sony attack

In late November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack that crippled its networks and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. On December 19, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publicly identified North Korea as responsible for these crimes.

Live, talk, faces: an analysis of CCTV’s adaption to the African media market

The entry of Chinese news media into the African media-sphere has spawned a growing number ofanalyses – both in popular press and academic journals. Although literature is growing, scholarly studies on Chinese media are largely in their formative stages relative to studies on China - Africa links in other social sciences.

Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China: the potential of public libraries

China faces policy challenges related to the well-being of its ageing population. What distinguishes it is that rapid population ageing is occurring at a significantly lower income level than in comparable countries. Further, the country's one child policy has resulted in a limited caregiver base.

South-south technology transfer: criteria for evaluation of public policies in the BRICS countries

This Policy Brief reviews the existing literature concerned with analytical and conceptual models to evaluate technology transfer (TT) practices in cooperation projects, aiming at contributing to the formulation of effective public policies for the technological development in the BRICS countries.

China and international law in cyberspace

Despite major differences on cyberspace policy between the United States and China, a recent development at the United Nations illustrates some basic areas of agreement. China is one of 15 countries, including the United States, comprising the UN Group of Government Experts (GGE).

Innovative Asia: advancing the knowledge-based economy - highlights of the forthcoming ADB study

This paper provides highlights from an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study titled “Asia’s Knowledge Economies: Next Policy Agenda.” A suite of reports will be completed shortly under this study: a flagship report on knowledge-based economies in Asia; four country reports on the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan; and a report on creative productivity in Asia in partners

The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

Over the past several years two seemingly independent ideas have been gaining traction:

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