Patron: Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

New Zealand’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region in the wake of the 2020 general election

Asia Forum talk 28 October 2020 - Malcolm McKinnon New Zealand’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region in the wake of the 2020 general election Kia ora katoa.   I’d like to thank Farib and the Asia Forum, Siah Hwee Ang and SEACAPE for the invitation ... Continue Reading >>

Initial predictions on what a Biden-led U.S. will mean for New Zealand and Asia

By Dr Anita Perkins On Friday, a new set of Ministers was sworn in at Government House in New Zealand. In the background, over several days, a rollercoaster of everchanging results on the United States elections was coming in. Finally, at the end of the weekend, ... Continue Reading >>

China’s New Hong Kong Security Law – a step closer to ‘one-country, one system’?

By Dr Anita Perkins On the 30th June, a new law came into effect which extends power from China over Hong Kong. This new security law includes a number of provisions which aim to quash resistance to the Communist Party in Beijing. According to reports, the law was ... Continue Reading >>

A Challenge to Humanity

By Dr Anita Perkins An Interview with Asia Forum Executive Director Dr Farib Sos on the Impact of Covid-19 (1) How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted you and your family and work? The virus is a challenge to humanity. It makes me reflect more on my personal values ... Continue Reading >>

The Complex Story of the January 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections

By Dr Anita Perkins  The 15th presidential election of Taiwan took place on 11th January 2020. Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was voted in as president. Her closest opponent was Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT). Like the 2016 ... Continue Reading >>