Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair is the founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank based in Hong Kong focused on advancing a deeper understanding of global issues, including the shift of economic and political influence from the West to Asia, the dynamic relationship between business and society, and the reshaping of the rules of global capitalism. He is also the author of Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet.
Chandran Nair
Chandran Nair is the founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank based in Hong Kong focused on advancing a deeper understanding of global issues, including the shift of economic and political influence from the West to Asia, the dynamic relationship between business and society, and the reshaping of the rules of global capitalism. He is also the author of Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet.

Latest from Chandran Nair

Opinion | US anxiety over China’s Huawei a sequel of the Yellow Peril

In the years leading up to the end of the cold war, opinion polls revealed more Americans feared the ascendant economy of Japan – their ally – than the Soviet Union. The same is happening now to Huawei as its products become superior.

12 May 2019 - 12:00AM

In the years leading up to the end of the cold war, opinion polls revealed more Americans feared the ascendant economy of Japan – their ally – than the Soviet Union. The same is happening now to Huawei as its products become superior.

US anxiety over China’s Huawei a sequel of the Yellow Peril
Opinion | Typhoon Mangkhut’s message to Hong Kong: rethink reclamation and prepare for climate change seriously

The latest superstorm should be a wake-up call to the government on the need to plan for the long-term impact of climate change, such as rising sea levels, to which artificial islands would be the most vulnerable.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The latest superstorm should be a wake-up call to the government on the need to plan for the long-term impact of climate change, such as rising sea levels, to which artificial islands would be the most vulnerable.

Typhoon Mangkhut’s message to Hong Kong: rethink reclamation and prepare for climate change seriously
Asian Angle | Foreign lives matter. Asia should beware of racist US foreign policy

BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee is right to say America has never come to terms with its history of slavery. Neither has it confronted how its foreign policy is shaped by the racist leanings of its leaders.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee is right to say America has never come to terms with its history of slavery. Neither has it confronted how its foreign policy is shaped by the racist leanings of its leaders.

Foreign lives matter. Asia should beware of racist US foreign policy
Quick Take | Why so few Asian authors in airport bookstores?

The region needs an international-standard publisher to promote and explain Eastern perspectives to a global audience to complement Asia’s growing power and influence.

30 Jun 2018 - 2:16PM

The region needs an international-standard publisher to promote and explain Eastern perspectives to a global audience to complement Asia’s growing power and influence.

Why so few Asian authors in airport bookstores?
Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe can lead the ‘Asian century’, if China and Japan are able to bury the past
Time for Asian-style diplomacy, not the US, to take the lead on North Korea
If US voters cannot be trusted to choose an able president, let tech firms take the lead
China’s stock crisis gives Beijing an opportunity to create a market suited to its own unique situation
Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

Hong Kong residents who have been travelling these past two weeks will have experienced what it is like to have the international media as your only source of information.

16 Oct 2014 - 4:14AM

Hong Kong residents who have been travelling these past two weeks will have experienced what it is like to have the international media as your only source of information.

Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about
Asia's leaders must work together to solve their problems and leave the US out of it

What do you think would be the tenor of global debate if President Xi Jinping, on a tour of South America, were to give speeches at each stop about the threat posed to the region by the United States?

19 May 2014 - 2:32AM

What do you think would be the tenor of global debate if President Xi Jinping, on a tour of South America, were to give speeches at each stop about the threat posed to the region by the United States?

Asia's leaders must work together to solve their problems and leave the US out of it
Our global future
17 Jan 1999 - 12:00AM
Our global future
An Asian agenda
22 Oct 2005 - 12:00AM
An Asian agenda
Awareness creates environment for profits
Modern farming must be weaned off chemical use
Distorted view of China overlooks its many positive achievements

The cover of a recent issue of The Economist featured a Chinese dragon encircling the globe, covering it in smoke and flame. The title read "The world's worst polluter." It was a bold cover typical of The Economist, but it betrayed deep-rooted ideological biases and did its readers a great disservice.

11 Sep 2013 - 3:39AM

The cover of a recent issue of The Economist featured a Chinese dragon encircling the globe, covering it in smoke and flame. The title read "The world's worst polluter." It was a bold cover typical of The Economist, but it betrayed deep-rooted ideological biases and did its readers a great disservice.

Distorted view of China overlooks its many positive achievements