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May,2018

Development means more people living a life in dignity

“The basic idea of liberalism is that governments and societies should aim at giving more freedom to all the members

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Apr,2018

Hong Kong’s Lion Rock organizes event series on globalization and free market

There is a chance to submit your application to The Lion Rock Institute’s Scholarship and overseas internship! If you are

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Apr,2018

New Tax Law Accelerates Inflation in the Philippines

The Comprehensive Tax Reform Program or more popularly known as TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) which was recently

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Mar,2018

Right to education includes Right to choose

India has over 1.5 million schools catering to 260 million students. Private schools enroll 43% of students. In the last

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Mar,2018

Economic freedom means more opportunities for women

Many people have long argued that quantitative economic measures, such as GDP, have an inherent gender bias because they often

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Feb,2018

Our “Should” “Must” Society

by Nick Sallnow-Smith Originally posted on Lion Rock Institute website Open any op-ed page of most newspapers (at least the

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Feb,2018

The Asia Liberty Forum and the search for rule of law and economic freedom

“There is no evidence that fuel and electricity subsidies benefited the poor. There is no evidence that trade protection benefited

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Jan,2018

Be an AsiaGlobal Fellow!

EFN invites mid-career professionals interested in Asian public policy matters to apply in the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, a 13-week, interdisciplinary program designed

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Jan,2018

ASEAN Economic Integration: A Competing Narrative

  By Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput In the 1950 Akira Kurosawa movie Rashomon, the same event—the death of a samurai—is recounted in different

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Dec,2017

Asia Liberty Forum 2018 highlights political innovations

The annual Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) promises to offer political innovations as it gathers representatives from business groups, policy think

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Nov,2017

International Trade Expert sets focus on ASEAN economic integration

The former Secretary General of Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) assumed the chairmanship position in the Board

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Oct,2017

Muslim nations now more democratic

In 1993, seminal political scientist Samuel Huntington wrote, “Islamic concepts of politics differ from and contradict the premises of democratic

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Sep,2017

Greater role for Europe as US retreats from global affairs

On 12 September 2017, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and the Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN Asia)

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Sep,2017

Retreating US, Rising China: How should we respond?

With US President Trump instilling more isolationist and protectionist policies, the US is fast losing their status as the leader

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Aug,2017

Urban Governance detailed in Citizen Handbook

The National Capital of Delhi is the world’s third largest city by population. As migration is inevitable, the imperative is

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Aug,2017

Social Market Economy for Developing Countries

In a society where wealth does not trickle down to the poor, and where poverty is a crippling issue, government

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Jul,2017

Tax and Government Regulations in Malaysia

Taxes and government regulatory processes are inevitable costs on businesses. The key is to find an optimum balance between costs

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Jun,2017

Stop doing what the private sector is capable of

Economic expert talks about making government smaller “Privatization increases transparency, decreases abusive use of power in patron-client system, makes the

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Jun,2017

Can today’s protectionism create a new trade war?

Asia stands on guard As the United States under President Donald Trump moves toward restricting its market, the role of

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Jun,2017

Liberal reforms created Chinese economic miracle

China’s rapid, stable, and continuing economic growth since the late 1970s or much of what is called modern Chinese ‘economic

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May,2017

Conference – From Third World To First Through Economic Freedom

Come with your ideas and thoughts on the topic from From Third World to First Through Economic Freedom, and share

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Apr,2017

Learning Innovation for Digital Generation

By Lulu Fakhriyah This article was originally published on CIPS. When we talk about the evolution of information technology, humans

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Apr,2017

Government intervention causing Malaysia to lose competitive edge as average income of Malaysians drops by 15% according ​​ to latest EPU Figures

This statement was first published on IDEAS. According to the latest figures by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) the average

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Apr,2017

Report: International Conference on Competition 2017, Berlin

by Pornchai Wisuttisak   The international conference on competition provides great opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking on anticompetitive issues,

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Mar,2017

Poverty in Indonesia

by Rainer Heufers This article was originally published on CIPS. Consider Indonesia another Southeast Asian success story. About 20 years

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Mar,2017

Integration all the world over

by Tricia Yeoh This article was originally published on IDEAS. In August 2015, I visited France at a time when

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Mar,2017

Policy Paper – Upgrading Democracy: ‘Soft Laws’ and The Ombudsman

by Roy Lee This article was originally published on www.ideas.org.my Democracy is being tested and assaulted on all fronts today.

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Feb,2017

The public sector is the private sector of those in public offices

by Bienvenido S. Oplas This article was originally published on Business World Online. That remark seems to apply in many countries

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Feb,2017

Asians’ march to liberty and progress

by Bienvenido S. Oplas This article was originally published on Business World Online. Many Asian societies have experienced economic and

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Dec,2016

Business and Human Rights in the Internet Age

by Jamyang Tashi Now roughly in existence for three decades, the internet continues to be a wild west for human

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Dec,2016

The Five Biggest Issues Related to Business and Human Rights in Asia

by Jamyang Tashi The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, endorsed in 2011, states in its introduction that

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Oct,2016

Economic Freedom and Human rights

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 by Bienvenido S. Oplas Jr. This article was originally published on Business World Online. Economic freedom is the

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Sep,2016

Economic Freedom of The World Report 2016 Release

Hong Kong again leads world in economic freedom, followed by Singapore, New Zealand and Switzerland September 15, 2016 Press Release

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Jul,2016

Lion Rock Institute Event: On Brexit

On the 20th of July, 2016, The Lion Rock Institute will present a guest speaker and panel discussion on Brexit. The Lion

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Jul,2016

Call for Conference Applications

New Economic School – Georgia in Cooperation with Global Philanthropic Trust (USA) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (Germany) is

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Jun,2016

The World Trade Organization and Trade Agreements

by Bienvenido S. Oplas Jr. This article was originally published on Business World Online. Free trade means free individuals and a

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Jun,2016

EFN Asia at Jeju Forum 2016: TPP and its political economy

The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity (Jeju Forum) addresses stability and security issues in Asia through international cooperation and

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Apr,2016

A warm welcome to The Lion Rock Institute’s New Chairman Mr. Nicholas Sallnow-Smith

EFN Asia would like to congratulate Mr. Nicholas Robert Sallnow-Smith on his recent appointment as Chairman of The Lion Rock

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Mar,2016

TPP, RCEP, FTAAP …are they really good for developing countries?

Dr Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput, Thailand Future Foundation* Let me start with a few general observations on whether regional trading agreements (RTAs) are good

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Jan,2016

Hong Kong – Has Asia’s boomtown reached a crossroads?

Interview with Andrew Work, Editor-in-chief, Harbour Times Towering skyscrapers, glittering facades, rapid economic growth, wealth: In many a mind Hong

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Dec,2015

Economic freedom and poverty: Reframing the debate

Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput, Thailand Future Foundation[1] In the 352 pages and over 250,000 words in its flagship 2001 World Development Report

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Nov,2015

Dr. Mahar Mahangas on Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

Gross National Happiness (GNH) is the brand name of the Kingdom of Bhutan for its official national objective. The term

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Nov,2015

“Economic Freedom as a Way to Happiness” – A conference in Bhutan that promises inspirational ideas

“Money alone doesn’t produce happiness” says an old German proverb. Some people will respond with the quip “Yes, but it