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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
China’s rhetoric in Geneva fed into an “ongoing massive public relations campaign for its form of techno-diplomacy," says Research Fellow Alex Capri, as China defends its case at the WTO.
Techno-nationalism is prompting governments to pursue strategic alliances that would profoundly reshape international institutions that govern global trade. Our report on techno-nationalism and diplomacy by Alex Capri is quoted exclusively in this article from Bloomberg.
China's official announcement of its dual circulation strategy shows that the Chinese leadership is prepared for the a "new reality” - the trade landscape that drove China's growth the past two decades will not be the same anymore, says Stephen Olson, Hinrich Foundation research fellow.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
Are Trade Wars Class Wars?
06 October 2020
This briefing explored the relationship between class, globalization, and changes in political leadership in the United States. As the US-China trade war continues to rage, how is the American working class being affected, and what differences would a possible Biden Administration make? Two experts joined us in this discussion.
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).
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.