Curtis Chin says while the region’s fate may rest largely on the major powers, to truly prosper, Asians must pay attention to such ‘small state ideas’ as a commitment to a more sustainable and more representative society

As Hong Kong dims, Asia can learn much from Singapore, East Timor and Bhutan

Curtis Chin says while the region’s fate may rest largely on the major powers, to truly prosper, Asians must pay attention to such ‘small state ideas’ as a commitment to a more sustainable and more representative society

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Curtis Chin says while the region’s fate may rest largely on the major powers, to truly prosper, Asians must pay attention to such ‘small state ideas’ as a commitment to a more sustainable and more representative society
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Curtis Chin

Curtis Chin

Curtis S. Chin served as US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank and as a member of the US Treasury Department international affairs teams under Republican and Democratic administrations. He now serves as managing director of advisory firm RiverPeak Group, LLC, assisting a range of start-up ventures, and as the inaugural Asia Fellow of the Milken Institute, a non-partisan, nonprofit economic think tank. While on the ADB board, Curtis was a leading advocate for institutional reform, and for policies and programmes focused on Asia's least developed nations. Follow him on Twitter at @CurtisSChin.