Phar Kim Beng

Phar Kim Beng

Phar Kim Beng is CEO and founder of Strategic Pan Indo-Pacific Arena (strategicpipa.info)

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Opinion | Why the EU-China investment deal exposes European weakness

The agreement has shown the European Union, ravaged by the pandemic, to be the weaker economic and geopolitical actor. It must now hold China to its pledge to conform to International Labour Organization rules.

The agreement has shown the European Union, ravaged by the pandemic, to be the weaker economic and geopolitical actor. It must now hold China to its pledge to conform to International Labour Organization rules.

Why the EU-China investment deal exposes European weakness
2 Jan 2021 - 5:46AM
Opinion | Forget decoupling. China’s economy is wedded to globalisation

China has signalled its interest in large free trade agreements, even those led by the US or Japan. The RCEP is but a small gambit in China’s larger quest to connect its economy with the rest of the world.

China has signalled its interest in large free trade agreements, even those led by the US or Japan. The RCEP is but a small gambit in China’s larger quest to connect its economy with the rest of the world.

Forget decoupling. China’s economy is wedded to globalisation
29 Nov 2020 - 1:21AM
On Reflection | Najib’s the election favourite, but is there a Malay tsunami coming?

Pollsters who predict a win for the ruling Barisan Nasional in the Malaysian election may have failed to capture the psychology of the Malays, who have lost patience with their government as a feeling of aib – shame – sets in.

Pollsters who predict a win for the ruling Barisan Nasional in the Malaysian election may have failed to capture the psychology of the Malays, who have lost patience with their government as a feeling of aib – shame – sets in.

Najib’s the election favourite, but is there a Malay tsunami coming?
30 Mar 2018 - 8:50PM
Asian Angle | Why are foreign leaders snubbing Najib ahead of Malaysia’s election?

Friends from abroad just don’t seem as friendly as they once were for the Malaysian prime minister.

Friends from abroad just don’t seem as friendly as they once were for the Malaysian prime minister.

Why are foreign leaders snubbing Najib ahead of Malaysia’s election?
17 Dec 2019 - 6:05PM
Asian Angle | The trillion-ringgit puzzle in the Malaysian election

For the first time in decades, national debt has become a topic of contention in Malaysia – and voters must decide who will lead them out of the crisis before it becomes crippling.

For the first time in decades, national debt has become a topic of contention in Malaysia – and voters must decide who will lead them out of the crisis before it becomes crippling.

The trillion-ringgit puzzle in the Malaysian election
30 Mar 2018 - 1:02PM
At 92, does Mahathir have enough left in him to defeat Najib and stun Malaysia?

The opposition is hoping the former prime minister can win over rural Malays and pull off an upset in the upcoming election.

The opposition is hoping the former prime minister can win over rural Malays and pull off an upset in the upcoming election.

At 92, does Mahathir have enough left in him to defeat Najib and stun Malaysia?
16 Jan 2018 - 12:43PM
North Korea nuclear crisis: time to panic yet?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Why sanctions will only fuel North Korea’s missile tests
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Najib can’t afford to keep Malaysia’s civil servants – or to lose them
31 Mar 2018 - 11:32AM
An election like none other, is it time for change in Malaysia?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
After 18 years, why is Malaysia’s Mahathir apologising to Anwar?
18 Dec 2019 - 1:53PM
What Trump’s new policy on North Korea means for China
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
What Malaysia can learn from the Lee Kuan Yew family feud in Singapore
6 Jul 2017 - 9:54PM
London Bridge terror: What Britain has to learn from Turkey
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Mindanao, Manila and Duterte’s options
6 Jul 2017 - 11:48PM
How Xi and Abe will interpret Trump’s North Korea call with Duterte
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
North Korea’s passed a dangerous nuclear threshold – did anybody notice?
29 Jun 2017 - 7:38PM
Opinion: North Korea is addicted to missiles – if intervention fails, it’s war
29 Jun 2017 - 7:48PM
What North Korea wants to achieve with nuclear tests, assassinations
30 Jun 2017 - 10:12PM
What China, East Asia have to fear from Macron’s hollow ‘victory’ in France
30 Aug 2017 - 5:21PM
What Trump’s choice of venue says about invite to Philippine, Singaporean leaders
6 Jul 2017 - 11:47PM
Islamic State lone wolves: the risk in Hong Kong’s strategy
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
What Jared Kushner has to learn from Malaysian, Indonesian dynasties
7 Jul 2017 - 12:06AM
Can Trump do anything to stop a war with North Korea?
12 Jun 2017 - 11:07PM
What a stronger Erdogan means for China
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Don’t mess with N Korea’s Kim, he thinks he’s his grandfather
12 Jun 2017 - 11:04PM
Trump and Xi: Sherpas, not summits, make the difference
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Will China stand aside if North Korea wants to talk to Trump?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How an ill-fated stock listing could sway Malaysia’s election
7 Jul 2017 - 5:44PM
How North Korea got away with murder in Malaysia
7 Jul 2017 - 5:33PM