asia Archive

artificial intelligenceThe Future of Asia is ultimately about AI, other advanced tech and economics

No Comments
Hugh White makes the case that America’s influence is decreasing in Asia and China is on the eventual but inevitable path to dominating Asia. Others make the case that the USA still has strategic options. Nextbigfuture believes the ultimate Future …

aircraftJapan and South Korea likely to add F35B fighters for aircraft carriers

No Comments
Japan will convert two helicopter carriers into aircraft carriers by enabling them to launch F35B stealth fighters. South Korea and Japan are considering having F-35B stealth aircraft launch from the deck of amphibious assault ships. The F-35B — a fighter …

asiaChina passing the USA by 2030 and India passing Japan in 2027

No Comments
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) forecasts that China’s economy will pass the USA in exchange rate terms by 2030. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London sees India leapfrogging the U.K. and …

africaThe most improvement for the World’s poor ever will happen over the next 12 years

No Comments
Bill Gates talked about improving the world for the poor. Go from 5% who die before the age of 5 down to 2.5% or less Rotovirus vaccine and Pnuemococcus vaccines will save 500,000 lives per year Rotating crops, money for …

aseanAsian economies out to 2030, India third place world economy by 2028

No Comments
Japan Center for Economic Research has forecasted the Asian economies out to 2030. The center released its third Medium-Term Asian Economic Forecast for 2017 through 2030. The report, titled “Digital Asia 5.0 — Innovation changes economic power relationship,” puts the …

airplanesRussia postpones stealth fighters and other expensive miltary gear past 2027

No Comments
Russia will not make large purchases of the fifth-generation Su-57 PAK-FA stealth fighter until after 2027. Russia will wait until improved engines are available. The Center for Naval Analyses senior research scientist Dmitry Gorenburg wrote in a new PONARS Policy …

asiaUpdate on rail plans in China, ASEAN and across Russia to Europe

No Comments
This is a update on rail plans in China, ASEAN and across Russia to Europe. China is pushing ahead to more than double the current high speed rail network by 2030. There are some minor modifications to not fund some …

asiaGDP forecasts for India and ASEAN to 2030

No Comments
India and ASEAN will both be passing Japan on a nominal exchange rate GDP basis around 2026. ASEAN will both be passing the combined PPP GDP of Germany, France and the UK around 2026. India will be around the PPP …

asiaASEAN and India focus of global growth for next decade

No Comments
India will have more population than China in 2022 and ASEAN (Ten Southeast Asian countries) has more population than Europe. India and ASEAN will both have nominal GDP between France and Germany from 2019 to 2023. ASEAN and India should …

air forceChina starting construction of supercarrier with electromagnetic launch but using older heavier fighter jets

No Comments
The weight of China’s J15 fighter is one of the key reasons China will use an electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) on China’s third carrier. Construction of the third carrier is expected to start next year and will use electromagnetic …