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A selection of articles recapping the Hinrich Foundation’s latest trade research events.
Research Fellow shares STI findings at TIAA conference
On October 5, 2018, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson presented the 2018 Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index findings at Read more.
Hinrich Foundation presents STI findings in UNIDO, UNESCAP conference
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson on October 4, 2018 presented the 2018 Sustainable Trade Index findings at the 5th Green Read more.
First Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation held in Vietnam
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Trade University and Information Technology Park, Vietnam National University, hosted the first Hinrich Read more.
Research Fellow speaks at UNESCAP sustainable FDI event
On September 25, 2018, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson spoke at the United Nations headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand about Read more.
Hinrich Foundation presents STI findings at Asian Development Bank
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson presented the findings of the 2018 Sustainable Trade Index (STI) at the Asian Development Read more.
Manila launch of 2018 Sustainable Trade Index
On Tuesday, September 4th, Hinrich Foundation launched the 2018 Sustainable Trade Index (STI) in Manila at the Makati Shangri-La. The Read more.
Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 launched in Jakarta
The Hinrich Foundation released key findings from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 at an event hosted by the Read more.
Chairman of the Hinrich Foundation gives keynote address at Viet Nam Philanthropy Roundtable
Merle A. Hinrich, Chairman of the Hinrich Foundation, will be delivering the keynote address at the Viet Nam Philanthropy Roundtable Read more.
Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 launched at EWC conference
On June 26, 2018, Hinrich Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit launched the 2018 Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index at Read more.
Trade panel dissects US-China tensions at EWC conference
On June 26, 2018, the Hinrich Foundation hosted a plenary panel on US-China trade tensions at the East-West Center’s (EWC) Read more.
Stephen Olson talks tariffs and protectionism at HKGCC
On May 9, 2018, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson spoke at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) Read more.
Research Fellow joins AmCham HK panel on U.S.-China trade standoff
On May 7, 2018, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson joined an expert panel at the American Chamber of Commerce Read more.
Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Shifting Dynamics of US-China Trade Relations
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Bloomberg, hosted a timely and forward-thinking discussion about the future of US-China trade relations Read more.
Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation Hong Kong 2018
On February 24 and March 3, 2018, the Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with the Hong Kong-America Center, hosted the Open Read more.
Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation Manila 2018
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society Philippines, hosted the 3rd Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation event on January Read more.
Stephen Olson presents at HKBU International Media Salon
On January 23, 2018, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson addressed students at Hong Kong Baptist University’s (HKBU) International Media Read more.
Research Fellow speaks at United Nations report launch
On October 30, 2017, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson spoke at the launch of a flagship report by the Read more.
Hinrich Foundation holds briefing for US journalists
On September 10, 2017, the Hinrich Foundation welcomed the East-West Center’s visiting US journalism fellows to a special briefing event Read more.
Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation held in Manila
On September 6, 2017, The Hinrich Foundation and Asia Society Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Young Entrepreneurs Association and Read more.
Chinese-language edition of Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment introduced in Beijing
The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment was held in Beijing today. The book, written by Michael J. Enright, a Read more.
Michael Enright presents new US FDI in China report
On July 13, 2017, author Michael J. Enright presented findings from a ground-breaking new white paper report on the impact Read more.
Journalists from all over the world attend HF briefing event
On May 23, 2017, the Hinrich Foundation welcomed the East-West Center’s visiting Jefferson Fellows to a special briefing event as Read more.
Stephen Olson addresses HKCSI Executive Committee
On April 26, 2017 Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was invited to speak at the Hong Kong General Chamber Read more.
Research Fellow speaks at China Development Institute
On April 10, 2017 Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was the keynote speaker at an event titled “US Trade Read more.
Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation
In March 2017, Hong Kong America Center, Hinrich Foundation and Asia Society Hong Kong Center held the inaugural Open Trade Read more.
HF Research Fellow joins expert panel at AmCham HK event
On March 8, 2017, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson joined a panel of distinguished trade experts at an event Read more.
Stephen Olson talks Trump and trade at HKGCC
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson addressed the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) on February 23, 2017. Olson Read more.
Hinrich Foundation presents FDI book in Hong Kong
The Hinrich Foundation presented its new book “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” by Michael J. Enright Read more.
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Hinrich Foundation launches TradeVistas
The Hinrich Foundation launched TradeVistas, a joint initiative with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on Thursday, September Read more.
Hinrich Foundation launches new book
The Hinrich Foundation launched its new book “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” by Michael J. Enright Read more.
Hinrich Foundation hosts Philippines briefing on Sustainable Trade Index
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society Philippines and with the support of the National Competitiveness Council of the Read more.
Sustainable Trade in Vietnam
The Hinrich Foundation was pleased to sponsor a timely and informative workshop convened by the Mansfield Foundation, entitled “The Rule Read more.
Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index Measures All Impacts of Trade on Asian Economies
The index is intended to stimulate discussion about the full range of considerations for policy makers, business executives and civil Read more.
A selection of international news articles providing quotes and analyses from Hinrich Foundation trade experts.
Australian Associated Press: Aust push for global digital trade rules
The Australian Associated Press covered the Sydney launch of a new report from the Hinrich Foundation and Export Council of Read more.
SBS News: Digital trade is booming in Australia, but what is it?
This article explains the importance of digital trade in Australia using key findings from a new report from the Hinrich Foundation Read more.
Bloomberg: Epic Airbus-Boeing Fight Signals Long U.S.-China Trade War Ahead
Bloomberg News quoted Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson on the US-China trade relationship and China’s Made in China 2025 Read more.
Bloomberg TV: Countries Can Feel Good Walking Away from USMCA Deal, Says Hinrich Foundation
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow and former U.S. trade negotiator, Stephen Olson, discussed the new USMCA deal and what it means Read more.
Financier Worldwide Magazine: Trump’s trade wars- Modest escalation or economic meltdown?
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was quoted in Financier Worldwide Magazine’s October 2018 cover story on the US-China trade Read more.
The Manila Times: PH rises to 10th spot in sustainable trade index
The Philippines’ performance on the 2018 Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index was highlighted in this article by the The Manila Read more.
Good News Pilipinas: Philippines rises from bottom rank to top 10 sustainable trade economies
Good News Pilipinas explains how the Philippines rose to the top 10 of sustainable Asian economies, as ranked by the Read more.
ANC Early Edition: Stephen Olson on trade in Asia amid geopolitical trade tensions
Hinrich Foundation lauds the Philippine’s rise in the 2018 Sustainable Trade Index from the 13th to the 10th spot out Read more.
Business World: PHL improves ranking in trade sustainability study
Business World highlights the highs and lows of the Philippines’ performance on the 2018 Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index. The Read more.
Business Mirror: Philippines up three rungs in Asia Pacific sustainable trade ranking
The Philippines’ performance on the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 was featured in this news article. The article was Read more.
PNA: PH climbs 10th spot in Sustainable Trade Index
This news article explains how the Philippines’ ranking on the Hinrich Foundation’s Sustainable Trade Index this year climbed three notches, Read more.
Rappler: PH among ‘top performers’ in Asia on sustainable trade
Rappler explains how the Philippines outperformed Malaysia and Thailand thanks to a major improvement in its social pillar and the Read more.
Global Trade Magazine: Economies in Asia regressing on trade sustainability
This Global Trade Magazine article shares the top findings from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018. It was originally Read more.
Daily Mirror: Sri Lanka, highest-ranked MIC in Hinrich Foundation’s Sustainable Trade Index
Sri Lanka’s performance on the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 was featured in this news article. The article was Read more.
Bloomberg TV: U.S., China Need to Get More Realistic, Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says
Stephen Olson, Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation and a former U.S. trade negotiator, talks about the trade dispute between Read more.
Global Trade Magazine: Hong Kong takes top spot in 2018 Sustainable Trade Index
This news article highlights Hong Kong’s first place ranking and other key findings from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index Read more.
Asian Correspondent: Why China may be Asia’s ‘environmental poster child’
China’s environmental performance on the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 is highlighted in this news article by the Asian Read more.
Asian Correspondent: Asian trade bucks the protectionist trend – but struggles with sustainability
This article by the Asian Correspondent features key themes and top results from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018. Read more.
Global Trade Review: Asia has “broadly regressed” on trade sustainability
Asian economies have broadly regressed in terms of trade sustainability, reports the Global Trade Review. The article, which features key findings from Read more.
Singapore Business Review: Here’s what kept Singapore from topping the 2018 sustainable trade index
The findings from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 are featured in this article by the Singapore Business Review. Read more.
Business Insider Singapore: Singapore slides to third place in 2018 sustainable trade index – here’s why the country is being
This article by Business Insider Singapore breaks down the reasons behind Singapore’s drop from first to third place on the Read more.
The Straits Times: Averting US-China trade war will be difficult, say experts
The Hinrich Foundation hosted a panel on US-China trade relations at the East-West Center International Media Conference in Singapore on Read more.
CNBC: The norms of international trade have changed ‘dramatically’
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, says the United States has “entirely legitimate grievances” on international trade in an interview Read more.
Bloomberg: U.S. and China Need a New Trade Framework
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson’s expert commentary was featured in a Bloomberg news article about global trade tensions. The article was based Read more.
Bloomberg TV: Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson discussed the potential for a trade war and the tariffs imposed by the Trump Read more.
Hanoi Times: Potential risks and gains from Vietnam from trade war
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was quoted in the Hanoi Times regarding US-China trade tensions and how they may Read more.
Kinh tế & Đô thị: Mỹ sẽ đòi hỏi gì để quay lại TPP?
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, provided insight on the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: Breathing Room Seen Before Potential U.S.-China Trade War
Leading trade expert and recent Hinrich Foundation guest speaker, Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations, explained possible scenarios Read more.
Bloomberg Asia Interview: Live Q&A on a Potential Trade War
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, answered questions on what a potential US-China trade war would mean for the world Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Calls Steel Overcapacity Key
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson weighs in on the United States’ preliminary decision to apply steel and aluminum import tariffs Read more.
New York Times: Trans-Pacific Trade Partners Are Moving On, Without the U.S.
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was quoted in this New York Times article on the future of global trade Read more.
Missoulian: US missing major Chinese surge, Baucus warns
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, was quoted on the status of free trade agreements in East Asia in this news Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: U.S. Business Alarmed at NAFTA Tension
Former U.S. Trade Negotiator and current Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson weighs in on the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations on Read more.
CNBC: Trade investigation pours ‘cold water’ on US-China relationship, Chinese official says
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was quoted in this CNBC article on the current state of the US-China trade Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: Stephen Olson on RCEP and AEC
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson explains why it is unlikely that members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Read more.
SCMP: Here’s why incoming FDI is far more important to China than thought
In this editorial piece, Michael J. Enright, author of “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment”, explains why Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: Hinrich Foundation- Difficult Issues to Resolve in NAFTA
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, and Yorizumi Watanabe, professor at Keio University, discuss what to expect from the NAFTA Read more.
Global Times: FDI- The key to strong economy
Michael J. Enright, author of “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment”, was interviewed by Global Times on Read more.
China.org.cn: Professor- China’s FDI highly successful
The new Chinese-language version of  “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” by Michael J. Enright was highlighted Read more.
Global Times: FDI plays vital role driving nation’s economy, achieving goals: experts
This Global Times article features the ground-breaking research by Michael J. Enright on the real impact of foreign direct investment Read more.
Asian Correspondent: Japan: TPP expected to remain a priority despite EU trade agreement – analyst
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, was interviewed on the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the proposed Japan-EU Read more.
SCMP: Four decades of Chinese capitalism show how trade and investments benefit everybody
This editorial piece highlights findings from “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” by Michael J. Enright. The Read more.
INTHEBLACK Magazine: China opens up to foreign investors
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson was interviewed on the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) to China’s economic growth. Read more.
Asian Correspondent: TPP sans US: Viable or no? Trade analyst weighs in
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, shared his thoughts and analysis on the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: Hinrich Foundation calls TPP loss of U.S. significant
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson discusses his outlook for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Bloomberg Markets. The interview originally Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: What to expect from Xi’s first meeting with Trump
Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, discusses the planned meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on Read more.
Nikkei Asian Review: Making the case for foreign investment in China
In this editorial piece, author Michael J. Enright explained how foreign companies can better make the case for foreign direct Read more.
China Daily: Foreign links key to future success
Author Michael J. Enright is quoted in this article following the Beijing launch of his book “Developing China: The Remarkable Read more.
Bloomberg TV Interview: Enright on why China PPI is rising fastest in 5 years
Bloomberg TV interviewed Professor Michael J. Enright, author of “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment,” on China’s economy and Read more.
Yahoo Finance: Hinrich Foundation Releases Findings of Ground-breaking Research on Foreign Direct Investment, Offering New Perspectives on International Trade
The Hinrich Foundation’s new book “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” was featured in this article by Read more.
WSJ: Study Emphasizes Foreign Investment’s Role in Chinese Economy
This article featured in the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report highlights author Michael J. Enright’s research on the impact Read more.
SCMP: China would be ‘mistaken’ to undervalue foreign investment, says business researcher
Author Michael J. Enright shares findings from “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” in this interview with Read more.
CSIS Podcast: A conversation with Professor Michael Enright
In this podcast, Scott Miller, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Read more.
CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia Interview: Impact of FDI in China is underrated: Academic
Bernie Lo of CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia interviewed Professor Michael J. Enright on “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Read more.
BBC China interview: What is FDI’s contribution to China’s growth?
BBC China interviewed Professor Michael J. Enright on his new book “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment”. Read more.
ABS-CBN News: Philippines Must Address Income Inequality
Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, Stephen Olson, explains how the Philippines performed in the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index on ANC’s Read more.
Philippine Daily Inquirer: Poor Labor Capital Drags Down PH’s Ranking in New Trade Index
The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index was featured in this article by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The article was originally Read more.
Hinrich Foundation launches Sustainable Trade Index
Global Sources Exchange: Hinrich Foundation launches Sustainable Trade Index
The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index is featured in this article by Global Sources Exchange. The article was originally published Read more.
KBS World Radio: S. Korea 2nd Best Performer in Asia in Sustainable Trade
This article by KBS World Radio details South Korea’s performance on the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index. The article was Read more.
China Daily: Mainland ‘rapidly moving up’ the trade value chain
Hinrich Foundation founder Merle Hinrich shares his thoughts on China’s rapid economic development. The article was originally published by China Read more.
CFO Innovation Asia: Singapore Tops Index of Sustainable Trade in Asia
Singapore’s performance in the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index is highlighted in this article by CFO Innovation Asia. The article Read more.
A series of videos featuring the Hinrich Foundation’s latest trade research events and news.

US-China trade relations panel at EWC International Media Conference

On June 26, 2018, the Hinrich Foundation hosted a plenary panel on US-China trade tensions at the East-West Center’s (EWC) International Media Conference in Singapore. The panel – titled “Pulling back from the bring: Can a US-China trade war be averted?”— was attended by hundreds of international media professionals.

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Michael Enright presents new US FDI in China report

On July 13, 2017, author Michael J. Enright presented findings from a ground-breaking new white paper report on the impact of U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) and U.S. companies on China’s economy. The event was held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and attended by members across the government, business and academic sectors.

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Stephen Olson talks Trump and trade at HKGCC

Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson addressed the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) on February 23, 2017. Olson offered insights on the potential impact of U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies on U.S. trade relations to a room filled with HKGCC members and guests.

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Book launch event in Hong Kong

The Hinrich Foundation presented its new book “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” by Michael J. Enright on Tuesday, November 15th at a luncheon event in Hong Kong. Influential members from across the community gathered to celebrate the Hong Kong launch of the book, including Consul Generals, government representatives, business leaders and the academic community.

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Book launch event in Washington, D.C. 

The Hinrich Foundation launched its new book “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment” by Michael J. Enright on Tuesday, September 27th at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index briefing in Manila

The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society Philippines and with the support of the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines, hosted a briefing event for the inaugural Sustainable Trade Index (STI) on August 25th, 2016 in Manila.

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Sustainable trade in Vietnam

The Hinrich Foundation was pleased to sponsor a timely and informative workshop convened by the Mansfield Foundation, entitled “The Rule of Law: Vietnam and the TPP”. The event was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on June 8th and 9th, 2016, in partnership with the University of Economics and Business-Vietnam National University and Hong Kong University (HKU). Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow, Stephen Olson provided a presentation on “Sustainable Trade in Vietnam: Lessons from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index”.

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Hinrich Foundation launches Sustainable Trade Index

On April 28th, 2016, the Hinrich Foundation launched the inaugural version of the Sustainable Trade Index in Hong Kong. The Index measures nineteen economies in Asia and the US across the three recognized pillars of sustainability: economic (“profit”), social (“people”), and environmental (“planet”).

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