Economics

The Leaderboard: Lu Wei

Who is he? Lu Wei is the charismatic head of China’s State Internet Information Office (SIIO), a position he has held since 2013. In May 2014, Xi Jinping appointed him to serve concurrently as office director of the powerful Central…

The Leaderboard: Franky Sibarani

Who is he? Franky Sibarani is a long-time Indonesian businessman and former secretary-general of the Indonesian Employers Association, or Apindo, Indonesia’s biggest business lobby organization. He was also secretary-general of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association and an executive at instant…

Abe’s Path on Trade

By Nicholas Szechenyi Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan led his ruling coalition to a solid victory in elections for the Lower House of the Diet (parliament) on December 14. Despite sagging public approval ratings and recent data suggesting the…

A Better Abacus for China

By Daniel Rosen & Beibei Bao Beijing is entering a critical one month period of announcements about its gross domestic product (GDP) – the broadest measure of its economic size – and GDP growth that will partly re-frame our understanding…