Advancing sustainable global trade
The Hinrich Foundation is a unique Asia-based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade through research and educational programs.
Understanding global trade
Original research, strategic insights and quick analysis that offer a better understanding of key global trade trends and issues.
Master’s degree scholarships and short courses for trade business professionals, media and policymakers that provide the practical knowledge and tools to advance sustainable global trade.
We are offering 25 scholarships to professionals working across global value chains for the October Master of Global Trade.This unique program equips graduates with the exceptional strategic and 21st century management skills required to drive sustainable trade growth.Find out how to secure your Global Trade Leader scholarship or become an Employer Partner to advance your talent development.
APPLICATIONS OPEN – In partnership with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, we provide two full-tuition scholarships for postgraduate study in international affairs. The aim is to educate current and future generations of leaders to improve the . . .
Together with Hong Kong Baptist University, we offer full tuition scholarships to talented young professionals passionate about fact-based communication for global trade. Studying in Hong Kong, scholars will be exposed to the crossroads of Asia in . . .
This scholarship enables international students with work experience to study in New Zealand, a country that is proactive in regional trade agreement formulation. Students can select advanced specializations in international business, including . . .
Media play a critical role in providing deeper perspectives on trade issues. Our 4-days training courses for media, organized by the National Press Foundation, provide deep knowledge on all aspects of international trade. The next course will be in . . .
We established the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) to stimulate regular exchanges between young trade leaders committed to advancing sustainable global trade. Led by the Alumni Leadership Committee, the HFAA is a community of people who . . .
Resources, support, and recognition for journalists
Objective analysis of trade trends and issues, short-courses, Masters in International Journalism Studies (MAIJS) scholarships and an award for distinguished reporting on trade.
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Media come to us for fresh thinking and deep analysis into the issues impacting global trade outcomes. Read our recent experts’ commentaries. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.
“We are seeing increased decoupling...Many people are saying that this is just pre-election...I think fundamentally there will be no change for this sort of trajectory with either Biden or Trump,” says Research Fellow Alex Capri.
The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the already Herculean task of negotiating multilateral rules on industrial subsidies targeted at China, Hinrich Foundation research fellow Stephen Olson said in a webinar organized by the Yeutter Institute on 16 September, 2020.
Data and platforms, like supply chains, will become weaponized as the US and China rival for tech supremacy, says Research Fellow Alex Capri, as quoted in Bloomberg News.
In this Q&A with Digitimes, Research Fellow Alex Capri explains the concept of "techno-nationalism" in the US-China disputes, and analyzes post-pandemic and post US-election development for the global supply chain.
“The ‘dual circulation’ policy demonstrates China’s recognition that it won’t be able to rely on trade as much for the next two decades, as it did for the previous two,” said Research Fellow Stephen Olson, as he shared his take on China's recent policy announcements.
Research Fellow Alex Capri discussed the implications for non-Chinese companies amid Beijing's latest tech export restrictions.
As wider Sino-US relationship crumbles, how likely is a phase two trade deal that would tackle structural reforms to China's economy going to take place? Research Fellow Stephen Olson shared his thoughts with South China Morning Post.
China’s ‘digital yuan’ has raised much interest since it was announced. How widely would it be circulated? Our report by Research Fellow Stewart Paterson on China's currency revolution is featured in this analysis by Dezan Shira.
Research Fellow Alex Capri explained to CNN Business why the Chinese e-commerce giant's status as a national tech champion may be reason enough for Washington to target it.
“With the U.S. becoming less predictable and China becoming more and more of an adversary, Australia is recrafting a new policy strategy that includes enhanced cooperation with regional countries,” Research Fellow Alan Dupont says.
Research Fellow Stewart Paterson shared his thoughts on how the US-China conflict will impact Southeast Asia, in this op-ed.
The New War in Digital Trade: Data and National Security
21 September 2020
This panel explored the new digital trade war between the US and China, including the implications of the precedent of banning foreign companies that have potentially powerful technologies from US markets; the risks of retaliation; the effects on foreign direct investment; and the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
New Cold War: De-risking the US-China conflict
16 September 2020
The rapid crumbling of Sino-US relations have led to some coining the situation a 'new Cold War'. Would this 'new Cold War' turn into major 'hot war'? What could be done to deescalate tensions? We partnered with the Asia Society Policy Institute to invite three experts to explore ways to de-risk the US-China conflict and find a path forward.
China’s industrial subsidies: What can be done?
16 September 2020
The Chinese state's industrial subsidies and the overarching role of the government in the economy is at the core of US-China trade tensions, and have presented a huge challenge to the existing global trading system as China's economic power continue to expand. Two experts, including our Research Fellow Stephen Olson, outlined the difficulties in addressing this issue and what role international institutions could play.
US and China relations: Assessing the risk of military conflict in Asia
08 September 2020
The US-China trade, technology and geopolitical conflicts have precipitated a new Cold War, but does this mean that a hot war is inevitable? In this webinar, the Hinrich Foundation and RSIS at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invited four security experts to discuss the risk of serious military conflict in Asia, amidst rising antagonism between the United States and China.
We supported the publication of “China, Trade and Power: Why the West’s Economic Engagement Has Failed” to promote reasoned and informed debate on the trade relationship between the West and China. This book, by Stewart Paterson, describes the unintended consequences of the policy of engagement that led to China's accession to the WTO in 2001, and aims to equip policymakers, business leaders and civil societies to contribute to the design of mutually beneficial approaches for sustainable global trade.
We commissioned Professor Michael J. Enright to lead a major research project identifying the impact of foreign direct investment on China’s economic development. The book provides a powerful analysis of China’s policies toward foreign investment and gives foreign companies tools to demonstrate their contributions to host countries, showing the tremendous power of foreign investment to help transform economies.