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Talking Asia Politics

“Talking Asia Politics” is a new and comprehensive program, launched by the Institute of International Cooperation of Hanns Seidel Foundation, in order to highlight the importance of politics in Asia within a global context. With more than half the world’s population living in Asia, the world’s future will be extensively shaped by political, social and economic developments in the region. Germany and the EU have to strategically engage in and with the region if they want to be able to shape future developments. Together with experts from Asia and Europe, “Talking Asia Politics” will look into the dynamics which are unfolding on the continent and in its relationship with Europe. The China-India Dialogue examines the bilateral relationship between China and India, and sheds light on the consequences for the region and beyond. The Covid-19 series discusses the spread of the virus in eight different Asian countries and highlights the political and social repercussions of the pandemic in the region. More sub-topics will follow soon.

 

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The Age of Asia: China India Dialogue

With the new online series "The Age of Asia: HSF China India Dialogue", Hanns Seidel Foundation would like to discuss commonalities, differences, diverging interest and perceptions with experts of these two countries. No other region of the world will shape the future as much as Asia, and Europe's future will also be decisively shaped by the two superpowers. While China is seen in Europe as a partner, competitor and increasingly as a "systemic rival", India is seen as a value partner in multilateralism. The series aims to find answers to these interrelationships. Answers for the countries themselves and the region, but also for European actors. The series The Age of Asia: HSF China India Dialogue is a joint initiative by HSF’s Asia divisions.

 

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RCEP and its consequences for Asia

Talk with Wang Yiwei (Director of Institute of International Affairs) and Sachin Chaturvedi (Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries) about positive effects of RCEP for the parties involved and if this leaves India behind in the region? What are the implications of the RCEP for bilateral (trade) relations between India and China?

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The (insecure) future of multilaterlism in Asia

Are we living in the age of multilateralism or is political behaviour, which puts the national interest first, rising? Talk with Jiang Feng (Chairman Shanghai International Studies University Council), Asoke Mukerji (Former Indian Ambassador to the United Nations) and Christian Wagner (Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs ) about the future of multilateralism in Asia.

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The Role of Civil Society fighting Water Pollution

Talk with Xin Hao (Executive Director NGO Green Zhejiang) and Kartikeya Sarabhai (Director Centre for Environment Education India) about the global fight for clean water in the Chinese and Indian context.

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Asia's Fight Against Covid-19

Asia was the first continent hit by what quickly evolved into a global pandemic. In its Online Series, Hanns Seidel Foundation traces the spread of Covid-19 in eight different Asian countries and highlights the political and social consequences of the virus.

 

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China Fighting COVID-19

Talk with Dr. Doris Fischer (China Business and Economics University Würzburg) about the impact of COVID-19 in China.

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Mongolia Fighting COVID-19

Talk with Sansar Choijamts (Senior Manager for the Program Coordination and Communication Unit Mercy Corps) about the impact of COVID-19 in Mongolia.

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Thailand Fighting COVID-19

Talk with Henning Glaser (Director German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)) about the impact of COVID-19 in Thailand.

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Philippines Fighting COVID-19

Talk with Maria Teresa Bechayda Bacalla (Project Lead and Editor-in-Chief Asia Democratic Chronicles) about the impact of COVID-19 in the Philippines.

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India Fighting COVID-19

Talk with Professor Happymon Jacob (Associate Professor Diplomacy and Disarmament at the School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi) about the impact of COVID-19 in India.

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