Recognition

The Society of Publishers in Asia announces the winners of the 2017 Awards for Editorial Excellence

"William Pesek has consistently set a high standard for opinion pieces this century, and his insightful and in depth pieces on Trump and Asia reveal both a profound depth of knowledge and the skill to cut straight to the heart of the matter."

Hong Kong, June 15, 2017 – The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), an organization dedicated to best practices in professional publishing, was proud to present 95 awards for outstanding journalism at its annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight. For full Awards Winners list
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More Published Columns

Japan’s economy — that shrinking feeling

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW OPINION Abe must launch reforms after output drop, but will struggle to go ahead William Pesek May 17, 2018 Japan hit a snag with the 0.6% economic contraction in the first quarter. The question is whether it is just a hiccough or a troubling end to the best run of growth since
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Malaysia’s Trump moment

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW OPINION Mahathir must get over shock of winning and tackle corruption and reform William Pesek May 14, 2018 Malaysians now understand the shock Americans felt in 2016 after Donald Trump’s election win. Few expected the Barisan Nasional’s 61-year reign to fall victim to Mahathir Mohamad, a 92-year-old has-been, out of power for
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A bullish sign from Malaysia, of all places

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Column by William Pesek Mahathir Mohamad’s return to power sends a message that the popular will can turn on privileged and entrenched state power May 13, 2018   The last three months gave Southeast Asia little to celebrate. The MSCI Asean Index has suffered amid US-China trade-war threats, rising global bond
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Asia needs its own Group of Seven

Perhaps an Asian G-7 that adds India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines makes sense May 10 2018. 11 00 PM IST William Pesek   The Nobel Peace Prize committee should ignore the quixotic campaign to honour Donald Trump and eye Kim Jong Un instead. Love or hate the North Korean leader, he is bringing North
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So much for the ‘Chindia’ dream

The odds of China-India relations becoming less messy in the years ahead didn’t look very good in Wuhan. Modi certainly should try to develop a bromance with Xi Fri, May 04 2018 William Pesek   Narendra Modi’s recent pilgrimage to Wuhan, China, had a time warp quality that wasn’t hard to put one’s finger on.
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South Korea’s economy has a Pyongyang problem

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Seoul’s focus on nuclear deal distracts from challenging domestic issues William Pesek April 30, 2018    “Constructive make-believe.” It is hard to beat or quibble with economist Yanmei Xie’s pithy take on the gush-fest over Friday’s summit between North and South Korea. Yes, history was in the air at the truce village
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