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Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

ATKearney
October, 2012

Book Review: "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation"

Asia has seen tremendous change over the past 60 years. A new book examines the "Tiger Cub" generation that will shape Asia's future.


WABC Radio
July 21, 2012

The John Batchelor Show


Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford discussed Asian regional identity.


WABC Radio
February 25, 2012

The John Batchelor Show


Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford discussed Asian demographic trends.

biz.hk
April 2012

Asians with a Vision

Book review by Helen Luk.


Gateway House
February 22, 2012

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation

While East Asia has recorded high economic growth and pulled many people out of poverty, inequality has widened. To create a more equitable society, countries are now looking at introducing minimum wages or tax reform. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford and Program Director Janet Pau.


YaleGlobal
February 20, 2012

Through the Eyes of Asia’s Tiger Cubs

The Asian Challenge 2020’s young essayists fervently believe that life can only get better. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford. This article also appeared in Khaleej Times.


香港經濟日報 (Hong Kong Economic Times)
February 20, 2012

《亞洲「虎子」 為未來10年把脈》(“Views of Tiger Cubs on Asia’s Next Ten Years”)

撰文:區可名、邱婷。


Research and Markets
February 14, 2012

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation

Research and Markets has introduced John Wiley and Sons Ltd.'s new book Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation.


Fortune China
February 6, 2012

《虎仔的明天》 (“Tomorrow for Tiger Cubs”)

One common tradition of how people celebrate the new year, whether in the east or in the west, is to reflect on the lessons of the past, with an eye towards improving things in the future. It is reassuring to see how bright and well-informed Asia’s tiger cubs are. By Thomas D. Gorman, Fortune China’s editor.


RTHK
February 3, 2012

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford talked about the challenges and issues of Asia's youth.


Asian Review of Books
January 29, 2012

Book Review

When trying to discern Asia’s future, perhaps the viewpoints we should seek most are those of Asia’s young, the people who will, after all, be living that future. Book reviewed by Nicholas Gordon, Asian Review of Books. This article also appeared in the Jakarta Globe.


Fung Global Institute
January 27, 2012

What Do Asia’s Future Leaders Think?

A new generation of Asians that takes the rise of Asia for granted is coming of age, but they also worry about challenges facing the region and are eager to put forward their own solutions. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Time
January 10, 2012

Tiger Cubs on the Prowl

What will Asia look like in 2020? If young Asians have their way, governments and companies will be more transparent and accountable. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


James McGregor (blog):
One Billion Ambitions

January 5, 2012

The Good Life or Western Manipulation?

The children of boom-time Asia have grown up with much different views than their parents, and they have very high expectations. By James McGregor, a senior counselor for APCO Worldwide.


Caixin
January 4, 2012

Asia's Time of Youth

Young Asians have higher expectations for political and economic institutions. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


The Standard
November 18, 2011

Book Raises Issues, Proposes Solutions

As the world's economic focus is shifting to Asia in what's been called the Pacific Era, the region has nurtured a younger generation who possess broader vision and a global outlook. By Siu Sai Wo, Chief Editor of Sing Tao Daily.


Sing Tao Daily
December 8, 2011

《虎子的眼光》(“Through The Eyes of Tiger Cubs”)

By Siu Sai Wo, Chief Editor of Sing Tao Daily.


South China Morning Post
November 18, 2011

The Spirit of Asia’s Youth Will Serve It Well

Perhaps the best people to answer the question of what Asia’s biggest problems are members of the younger generation—the ones who will, after all, have to come up with the solutions the region will need. By Bernard Chan, former member of the Hong Kong executive and legislative councils.


South China Morning Post
November 17, 2011

On the Watch

Whether or not one supports the Occupy movements, what’s unmistakable is the fact that it is not just the bottom rungs of our society who are dissatisfied with the status quo. It is also those who are in their prime years, having received decent education and grown up as Asia’s tiger economies were taking off. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Global-is-Asian
October-December 2011

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford and Program Director Janet Pau. (Page 73 of 76)


Reviews and Commentary

Financial Times

Financial Times
April 28, 2013

Great Timing on the Watch Trade in China

The watch trade plays a crucial role in China’s system of corruption and crony capitalism. If Beijing hopes to clean-up its act it will mean fewer Swiss-made timepieces on the wrists of Chinese officials. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.


South China Morning Post
March 26, 2013

China's Deadly Water Problem

Dead pigs found floating in a Shanghai river are only the tip of China's massive water problem, which the government is already desperate to tackle. A combination of water scarcity and water pollution is moving China ever closer to environmental reckoning. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Matt Garland.


Caixin
November 16, 2012

Mongolia Builds a New Identity

The resource-rich land remembered for the khans and sandwiched between two giants seeks a path to becoming a modern country. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 1, 2012

Lack of Political Leadership Bad for Business

Responses to the Asia Business Council's annual survey show the lowest level of business optimism among executives since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Uncertainty has increased, and so has a lack of confidence in global political leadership. The region's business leaders are preparing for a long, grinding recovery. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Matthew Garland.


Caixin
September 09, 2012

China’s Water Problem

Climate change is causing a looming water shortage for Asia, but Singapore offers an example of how solutions can be found. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
August 13, 2012

Missing the Bus

Hong Kong is overlooking a ready-made opportunity to improve air quality - it should catch up with the latest technology in electric buses being developed and produced over the border. By Princeton in Asia Fellow Thomas London.


Caixin
August 3, 2012

The Bear and the Panda Waltz

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Russia to look east, where countries like China have a huge appetite for resources, but problems such as corruption and government interference stand in the way. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
June 20, 2012

Is Myanmar the Next China?

The formerly reclusive Southeast Asian nation is undergoing an economic liberalization similar to what its northern neighbour embarked on in 1978. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
May 2, 2012

A Gale-Force Storm

Chinese companies have blown into the wind power world, causing companies around the world to take notice. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
April 28, 2012

Hazards of Sun-Worshiping

How low can solar stocks go? What companies will survive the current bloodbath that is punishing solar stocks? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
April 5, 2012

Sun Spots

Behind the largely symbolic tariffs imposed on Chinese solar panels by the Obama administration is a need to keep the renewable energy field open. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
February 7, 2012

China's Visible Solar Power Success

Now accounting for about half of the world's solar panel and module production, China looks set to lead the world toward using real fossil fuel alternatives. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
October 22, 2011

From American Hegemony to Pax Sinica

Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, reviews Arvind Subramanian’s book Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance


Hong Kong Economic Journal
June 25, 2011

Can Hong Kong Teach London and New York About Financial Regulation?

Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, reviews Leo F. Goodstadt’s book Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and China Survived the Global Financial Crisis.


Caixin
June 10, 2011

Red Flags on Growth

A stultified innovation environment and increasingly stale labor market present some of the biggest challenges to China's economy in the coming decade. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
May 20, 2011

Sustainability, Squared Away

Creating effective environmental policies will never be a cakewalk in any country – but a glance at current solutions being offered to address Hong Kong's filled-up landfills shows that there sure is a lot of gas to cook with. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
April 8, 2011

Becoming a Young and Unsuccessful Job-Seeker

What was the optical starting point of the revolutions in the Middle East? – How its legacy will affect China in the years to come. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
March 24, 2011

A Nuclear Industry Wake-Up Call

The Fukushima nuclear accident has sent sudden vibrations of doubt through China's bold plans to expand its nuclear power industry. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
March 12, 2011

From Red to Black: Can China Turn Green?

Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, reviews Jonathan Watts’s book When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind – Or Destroy It.


Caixin
January 21, 2011

Soft Power, Bright Power

How can China build a soft-power image? Contributing to the Green Climate Fund would go a long way in burnishing its public diplomacy campaign. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
February 14, 2011

Greener Local Pastures

Hong Kong must wake up to its reliance on food imports and consider strategic action to ensure food affordability and sustainability. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Caixin
November 11, 2010

Spared By a Green Thumb

China's position on the environment has been encouraging but implementation has hardly kept apace. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
October 13, 2010

Like Adenauer, Striking While the Iron’s Hot

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s postwar decade holds an important lesson for today’s China, namely – the decision to revalue its currency. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Forbes Asia
September 27, 2010

Mute Wonder

If this is the Asian century, where is Asia's media voice? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
August 2, 2010

Crisis? What Crisis?

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford wrote a commentary for TIME magazine as a counterpoint to a cover story on Japan's economic woes.


Caixin
July 27, 2010

Japan's Age of Plenty

Entrepreneurship has kept Japan's economy from getting caught in the effects of demographic changes – and it can do the same in China. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Caixin
July 2, 2010

Steve Jobs and The Maker

Steve Jobs has been unceasingly steadfast in his defense of Apple's operations in China – despite recent public uproar over factory conditions. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
June 3, 2010

The Beginning of the End

Two new studies suggest that the North Korean state is slowly starting to unravel. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Hong Kong Economic Journal
May 22, 2010

Asia No Innocent Victim

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford reviews Mr. Andrew Sheng’s book From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator's View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s.


Caixin
May 21, 2010

South Korea's Glide to a Green Economy

The rickety, ramshackle ways of the high-carbon economy are about to be replaced by the green economy, and South Korea, among other Asian nations, will be treading in success. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
March 22, 2010

Why China's Megatrends is a Disappointment

Famed U.S. futurologists failed to see just how bad their book on China would be. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Time
January 14, 2009

The Aborted Revolution

A new study contends that China never lived up to the promise of its early economic reform. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Economy

Financial Times

Financial Times
October 22, 2009

China must keep its eyes fixed on the exit

China, like much of the world, is breathing a sigh of relief that economic disaster has been averted. Better-than-expected macro-economic data are driving growing optimism. But government officials and businessmen should not delude themselves: going back to pre-crisis ways would be a serious mistake. By Asia Business Council Chairman Qin Xiao.


The Business Times
October 1, 2009

Asia Business Council Members More Upbeat (PDF)

A survey by the Asia Business Council has found that its members–who are the chairmen and chief executives of leading Asian companies or multinational corporations – are significantly more optimistic about the economy.


Financial Times

Financial Times
September 29, 2009

Asian Businesses Embrace Optimism

Asian business leaders are confident about economic recovery, according to a survey of companies that have a market capitalisation of more than $1,000 billion.


Forbes
November 18, 2009

Cautious Optimism Reigns In Asia

Despite a spate of wildly successful IPOs in China and surging equities markets across the region, Asian business leaders are only cautiously optimistic about prospects for the economic recovery.


Green Jobs

Fortune China
August 10, 2009

中国的绿色就业机会 (China’s potential for green jobs)

中国整体上拥有创造绿色就业机会的最有利条件。打造绿色经济,解决就业和环境危机,需要中央、省、市政府的协调行动。By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


South China Morning Post
May 20, 2009

Real Green Shoots (PDF)

Creating green jobs is Asia’s best hope for dealing with climate change and rising unemployment. By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Green Buildings

Hong Kong Economic Journal
November 28-29, 2009

環保建築 孰盈孰虧 (Building foundations for an energy-efficient world)

聯合國秘書長在北極呼籲世界就氣候變化問題採取行動,政客們卻爭議由誰來買單。By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


South China Morning Post
November 26, 2009

Building foundations for an energy-efficient world (PDF)

Killer typhoons in Taiwan and on mainland China. A failed monsoon in India. The UN secretary general in the Arctic pleading for action on climate change as politicians bickerover the costs. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.


Wall Street Journal Asia
September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (I) (PDF)

China is accelerating efforts to save energy and set new standards for energy efficiency.


Wall Street Journal Asia
September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (II) (PDF)

How buildings can boost worker's health and productivity.


Wall Street Journal Asia
September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (III) (PDF)

Good basic design plus some simple solutions can yield a big payback.


International Herald Tribune
July 5, 2009

Little Green in Asian Construction Boom (PDF)

Government incentives bring few buildings with environmental features.


Sing Tao Daily
January 29, 2009

港節能建築亞太區大落後 (Hong Kong lagging in green buildings) (PDF)

隨着節能環保議題近年在國際間升溫,特首曾蔭權在今年的《施政報告》中也主力推動節能。


Perspective Magazine
January 2009

Greener, Cheaper, Better (PDF)

Benefiting both stakeholders’ interests and the planet, the advantages of energy-efficient buildings are starting to finally take hold in the Asian construction industry.


Asian Review of Books
June 30, 2008

Book Review

In this review, Doug Ogden writes: "Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future, an Asia Business Council book, is an excellent, comprehensive primer on Asia's green building trend."


South China Morning Post
November 1, 2007

Greener Buildings (PDF)

How energy efficient will the government headquarters in Tamar be? It should be among the most energy efficient in the world since it will be a brand-new development.


Innovation

Fortune China
August 16, 2010

中国公司如何提升创新竞争力 (How Chinese Companies Can Become More Innovative)

劳动力成本的优势正在消失,因此,自主创新对中国变得更加迫切。By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.


Pandemics

South China Morning Post
August 23, 2010

Prepared for Pandemics

The superbug scare should spur Asia to get ready to deal with the next disease outbreak. By Asia Business Council Researcher Alex Zhang.