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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How Trump Brought Asia’s ‘Frenemies’ Together

FORBES As China And Japan Talk, Has Donald Trump Brought Asia’s ‘Frenemies’ Together? William Pesek Mr. Pesek is a Tokyo-based journalist and the author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.” Even his most ardent supporters never thought one of the things Donald Trump might “make great again” would be Japan-China relations. In 15
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Debt shadow hangs over China’s global ambitions

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Without economic reform, loan mountain could yet hold back Beijing William Pesek April 16   The emperor is rich, but he cannot buy one extra year. Xi Jinping is turning this old Chinese adage upside down. He surely has extra years — the Communist Party just made him effectively president-for-life. But riches?
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Donald Trump versus Xi Jinping won’t have a happy ending

LIVEMINT Donald Trump’s trade war an amateurish own goal. There’s a simpler and less destructive way to contain China. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Apr 13 2018 William Pesek The best way to view the global economy today is through the lens of those Transformers movies. Donald Trump going toe-to-toe with Xi Jinping is the geopolitical equivalent
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An election drama Malaysia cannot afford

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW OPINION Najib and Mahathir ignore the future for the sake of fighting over the past William Pesek April 10, 2018 The Malaysian election threatens to turn into the country’s ugliest political brawl since independence more than 60 years ago. In one corner, firebrand Mahathir Mohamad, the 92-year-old former prime minister. In the
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