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.
This first ever Master of Global Trade develops next-generation global trade leaders.We created this graduate program in partnership with RMIT and employers to equip graduates with the exceptional strategic and 21st century management skills required to drive the sustainable transformation of global value chains. Find out how to become an Employer Partner or a Global Trade Leader scholar.
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 . . .
We established the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) to create a community of young trade leaders committed to advancing sustainable global trade. Led by the Alumni Leadership Committee, the HFAA is a community of people who are . . .
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 . . .
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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In the news
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.
Two recent events highlight the larger, transcendent issues shaping the US-China relationship, says Research Fellow Alex Capri.
The White House will evaluate every major policy decision through the lens of whether it is an asset or liability for the president’s re-election, says Research Fellow Stephen Olson.
Research Fellow Stephen Olson on worsening US-China relations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Research Fellow Alex Capri discusses the West’s decoupling from China in this op-ed.
Even as the world is in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, the US and China are locked in an escalating race to control the technologies of the future.
The merchants and traders of Yiwu have a sobering message on the outlook for global trade: There will be no quick recovery from the devastation of the pandemic, and the fallout may be more severe than from the 2008 financial crisis.
Chinese businesses are getting back to work just as many parts of the world are shutting down, and that could add a second jolt to the world’s second-largest economy.
Founder and Chairman Merle A. Hinrich sits down for a podcast interview with Asia Society.
Stephen Olson, research fellow at Hinrich Foundation, says Covid-19 and its disruptions are dealing a blow to confidence for global trade.
COVID-19 may bring challenging times to Singapore but its more lasting effects will accelerate shifts in the economic landscape that require adjustments by the country, says Research Fellow Alex Capri.
Trade in COVID-19: Where’s our food?
13 May 2020
Despite COVID-19, trade marches on. Sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation, the National Press Foundation launched a 10-part series on global trade – where it’s been, where it’s going, what COVID-19 will change, what COVID-19 won’t touch. The first video briefing was held on 13 May, 2020. It covers the issue of food supply chains and security.
US-China trade deal: A brighter future after COVID-19 recedes?
24 April 2020
Hinrich Foundation research fellow Stephen Olson shared his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges the US-China trade deal will create, after the coronavirus recedes. The live webinar was organized by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Americas Committee, and was hosted by the Committee's Chairman Prof Steve Wong, on the 24 April 2020.
Hinrich Foundation welcomes 28 scholars to the RMIT University Master of Global Trade program
16 March 2020
The Hinrich Foundation and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) officially welcomed the first intake of the RMIT Master of Global Trade program on 13 March 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City. The first class of the 12-course, 15-month Master of Global Trade program was led by RMIT’s Dr. Steve Clarke and Hinrich Foundation Senior Research Fellow, Stephen Olson.
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.