Meeting with former Indonesian President

IAR Director Yves Tiberghien and Kai Ostwald, Co-Director of the Institute’s Centre for Southeast Asia Research, met with former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is also the Chair of the UN Global Green Growth Initiative.  July 30, 2015

As B.C.’s Finance Minister Michael de Jong travels to Malaysia in an effort to seal an LNG deal with the state-owned oil and gas company Petronas, CBC Radio’s Rick Cluff interviews Dr. Kai Ostwald, Co-Director of the Centre for Southeast Asia Research at the Institute of Asian Research, about corruption scandals surrounding Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and its potential impact on the deal. Tune in CBC’s Earl Edition from minutes 51:00 to 59:00. July 30, 2015

Sinologist and veteran China journalist Willy Lam gave a talk at the Institute of Asian Research on Thursday, July 9, where he introduced his latest book, The Rise of Xi Jinping and the Closing of the Chinese Mind. Among the attendees was Vancouver Sun’s Chuck Chiang, who wrote an article about both Lam, as well as former IAR Director Paul Evans’ views on the stock market upheaval. July 10, 2015

Despite China’s stock market turmoil, Institute of Asian Research Director Yves Tiberghien said that the plummet would not affect Chinese investments in B.C.’s real estate market. Read the rest of his interview in The Province.July 8, 2015

Meeting with President SBY Indonesia-July 29-YT-3