Dr Oh Ei Sun, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Dr Oh Ei Sun, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

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2 August 2022
Breakfast Brief: Trump buries ex-wife at his golf course
In today's Breakfast Brief, we discuss if Donald Trump is actually a tax genius with his unusual move to bury his ex-wife Ivana's body at his golf course to qualify as a cemetery, as well as more signs of a slowdown with US manufacturing expanding at its slowest pace in two years.

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26 July 2022
China Perspective: Evergrande Appoints New CEO, Will Things Change Up for The Troubled Company?
Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in China in this weekly podcast.

Dr Oh Ei Sun, senior fellow at Singapore Institute of International Affairs, stands in for The Straits Times' China bureau chief Tan Dawn Wei who is on leave, and he chats with Money FM 89.3's Elliott Danker.

In this week's China Perspective the team discusses China's reaction to Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan to a new CEO for China Evergrande Group and the expectant change in dynamics within the company. Plus China fining ride-hailing giant Didi 8.026 billion yuan, is the tech crackdown in the country not over just yet?


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20 April 2022
Asian Insider: Regional Roundup (20 APR)
In this week's episode, we discuss the latest news of troubled Sri Lanka making a request to IMF for Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) support to mitigate supply chain issues. Taiwan records a spike in Covid-19 cases recently and the Indonesian government's latest survey reveals that almost all Indonesians have developed antibodies against Covid-19.
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us his analysis of those headlines.

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2 March 2022
Asian Insider: Regional Roundup
In this week's Regional Roundup, Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs joins us to discuss how the Russian oil tanker hit by US sanctions heading to Malaysia is putting the country in a bind, the Myanmar Junta's violation of an international law, Philippines' shift to ‘new normal’ after 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions, and more.

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11 January 2022
Asian Insider: China Perspective (11 Jan)
In this week's China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's first community spread of the omicron variant ahead of the Winter Olympics, progress of the Chinese own messenger RNA (mRNA) Covid-19 vaccine, Sri Lanka President's request for China to help restructure its debt repayment, and more.

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8 December 2021
Asian Insider: Regional Roundup (08 DEC)
From a record number of candidates contesting 82 seats in the Sarawak state legislative election, to Indonesia’s cancellation of its year-end planned restrictions, Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of it all.

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02 November 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA (02 NOV)
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of the effects of China's latest step to combat an energy crunch that’s threatening economic growth, China's pledge for climate change that led to Biden's current sentiments, Chinese President Xi Jinping's call for equal treatment and mutual recognition of China's Covid-19 vaccines, and more.

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12 October 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of President Xi's next step to ensure that reunification will happen between China and Taiwan, likelihood of the US cancelling the tariffs that were put in place by former US President Donald Trump's administration, China's plan to weaken private capital's influence over a wide range of media activities, and more.

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5 October 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's efforts to limit the fallout of China Evergrande Group, the next potential chancellor to continue the legacy of Angela Merkel for China-Germany relations, China's former justice minister, Fu Zhenghua's involvement in Beijing's sweeping drive against corruption, and more.

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28 September 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's ban on all cryptocurrency-related transactions, the significance of Huawei Technologies’ executive Meng Wanzhou's release on Huawei's future, the implications of a shortage of coal supplies in China, and more.

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21 September 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA 
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of the potential impact of China Evergrande on the wider economy, China’s top regulators defending their market-roiling crackdown on various industries in a meeting with Wall Street executives, the curb of carbon emissions in China, and more.

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14 September 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA 
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's possible agenda during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's two day working visit to Singapore, China's ambitions to dive into Afghanistan after pledging 200 million yuan worth of aid including food supplies and Covid-19 vaccines to them, maritime tensions between Japan and China, and more.

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7 September 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective, Dr Oh Ei Sun, SIIA
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of Xi Jinping's mission to narrow China’s yawning wealth gap and the public support he needs for continued rule, China's plans to set up a third stock exchange to serve small and medium-sized businesses, newly-developed Covid-19 vaccine from Sinopharm, and more.

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31 August 2021
Asian Insider: China Perspective (31 August 2021)
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China’s stance on Afghanistan, their strategy to form an alliance with the Taliban, the objectives of China's panda diplomacy, and more.

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24 August 2021
China Perspective: Chasing Common Prosperity
According to a Bloomberg report, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s use of the term “common prosperity” surged this year – a further indication of the Communist Party of China's commitment to closing the country’s yawning wealth gap. Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, shares more about the term’s origin and how it would be used to reform the Chinese economy.

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17 August 2021
China Perspective: Influence of Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan on China
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, shares how the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan would post new risks and opportunities for China, along with how the new wave of coronavirus cases is hampering on the country's consumer growth.

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16 August 2021
What's next for Malaysia as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigns?
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his cabinet admitted they had lost the parliamentary majority and tendered their resignation. Now the question is; what's next for the country and who will be the next Prime Minister? Prime Time's Timothy Go speaks to Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs who gives his analysis.

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22 June 2021
China Perspective: Has Tesla found itself a rival in China's carmarker Nio?
In this week's China Perspective, Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs sits in for Tan Dawn Wei, China Bureau Chief, The Straits Times, giving his analysis on China's reaction from the US FCC to advance a plan to ban approvals for equipment in US telecommunications networks, possible talks between the US and China, and Tesla's potential rival, China's carmarker Nio.

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1 June 2021
China Updates: 01 June 2021
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, gives an analysis on Beijing's new three child policy to solve their aging population, China providing the first three-dose vaccine to its citizens, and the meeting between the Chinese State Councilor and several European ministers.

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11 May 2021
China Updates: 11 May 2021
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of a leaked Chinese document, revealing a sinister plan to ‘unleash’ coronaviruses, China’s push to cut carbon emissions, NASA's criticism against China's biggest rocket which landed in the Indian Ocean, and more.

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4 May 2021
China Updates: 04 May 2021
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of a sign of new hope for US-China relations, Tesla's latest saga with the Chinese Authorities, the possibility of a second wave in China after millions of travelers criss-crossed China during the Labour Day holiday, and more.

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23 March 2021
China Updates: 23 March 2021
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of the recent talks between the US and China in Alaska, Elon Musk's strong denial of his cars spying on China, China's step up on imports of high-quality foreign goods and services as the economy makes a steady recovery, and more.

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23 February 2021
China Update: 23 February 2021
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of a possible recovery in the relationship between the US and China, China's pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its domestic seed industry, the tightening of rules governing how online lending platforms fund their loans by China’s banking regulator, and more.

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9 February 2021
China Update: 09 February 2021
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of leaked documents published by Nepali media revealing that China made Nepal accept their Sinovac vaccine, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation's new anti-monopoly guidelines, reduced reliance on China as a production base, and more.

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5 January 2021
China Updates: 05 January 2021
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's telco companies getting delisted on the NYSE, China's trade pact with 14 other Asian nations, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s disappearance, and more.

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29 December 2020
China Updates: 29 December 2020
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs breaks down the latest of Ant Group Co.'s lending, insurance, and wealth management services, China's reaffirmation of the defensive nature of its national defense policy, and more.

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22 December 2020
China Update: 22 December 2020
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of the possibility of a historic investment deal between China and its European Union's counterparts, international worries on China's Covid-19 vaccine, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma's efforts to mend his relationship with Beijing and more.

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24 November 2020
China Perspective: 24 November 2020
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's target on Australia's exports, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposal to use a global QR code system to enable cross-border movement of people amid the Covid-19 pandemic during the virtual G20 summit, and more.

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29 September 2020
China Updates: 29 September 2020
Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs breaks down the latest with regards to the US Commerce Department's ordering of companies to seek permission before selling equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), the halting of China's Evergrande bonds last Friday after plunging following reports that it warned officials it faces a potential debt default that could roil the nation's financial system if it does not get approval for a stock exchange listing, and more.

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15 September 2020
China Updates: 15 September 2020
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of China's move to ramp up its domestic semiconductor industry as the US increases pressure on the country’s technology giants, the possibility of China losing its relationship with the EU, and more.

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25 February 2020
Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamad quits, what’s next for Malaysia?
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad made the rather shocking decision to quit as the country's PM. Dr. Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs talks about Dr Mahathir's move to quit and how Malaysian stock market is doing after the announcement.

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1 October 2019
Atmosphere on the ground at the PRC 70th Anniversary Celebrations
The Breakfast Huddle speaks to Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs who is in Beijing for the 70th anniversary celebrations of the People's Republic of China. He shares more on what is expected in the military parade and President Xi Jinping's speech.

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