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In our event entitled «The Indo-Pacific – Ports, Pearls and Four Major Players» Philippe Welti, former Ambassador to India und Daniel Woker, former Ambassador to Australia, have given us an assessment of the meaning of the 'free and open Indo-Pacific' concept for the countries involved and the region as a whole. Both of them have spent much of their work life in Asia, being together deployed in Iran, Singapore, Kuwait, Australia and India.
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Interview with Hoo Nam Seelmann About South Korea’s Democratization Struggle
Among the many regional organizations in Asia one in particular has made headlines lately: the «free and open Indo-Pacific». Former Swiss Ambassador to India, Philippe Welti, and former Swiss Ambassador to Australia, Daniel Woker, have talked with U.S.-citizen and long-time Japan-resident Jeffrey Bohn, head of the Swiss Re Institute, about what the concept means.
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Transparent citizens, police state, totalitarian rule: The catchphrases used to describe the Social Credit System (SCS) are oftentimes lurid. China has announced to introduce a rating system by 2020, which measures and expresses the social behaviour of citizens and companies. Is the system the Orwellian nightmare that Western media often depicts it as, or is the story more complicated? In Asia Society Switzerland’s summer series, we try to shed some light on what the SCS really is, and how it works.
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Transparent citizens, police state, totalitarian rule: The catchphrases used to describe the Social Credit System (SCS) are oftentimes lurid. China has announced to introduce a rating system by 2020, which measures and expresses the social behaviour of citizens and companies. Is the system the Orwellian nightmare that Western media often depicts it as, or is the story more complicated? In Asia Society Switzerland’s summer series, we try to shed some light on what the SCS really is, and how it works.
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Transparent citizens, police state, totalitarian rule: The catchphrases used to describe the Social Credit System (SCS) are oftentimes lurid. China has announced to introduce a rating system by 2020, which measures and expresses the social behaviour of citizens and companies. Is the system the Orwellian nightmare that Western media often depicts it as, or is the story more complicated? In Asia Society Switzerland’s summer series, we try to shed some light on what the SCS really is, and how it works.
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Transparent citizens, police state, totalitarian rule: The catchphrases used to describe the Social Credit System (SCS) are oftentimes lurid. China has announced to introduce a rating system by 2020, which measures and expresses the social behaviour of citizens and companies. Is the system the Orwellian nightmare that Western media often depicts it as, or is the story more complicated? In Asia Society Switzerland’s summer series, we try to shed some light on what the SCS really is, and how it works.
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Dr. Norbert Riedel and Johannes Matyassy in late June shared their view on Europe's political approach towards China in an event hosted by Asia Society Switzerland. They both have extensive knowledge about the region since they served or have served as head of the Asia-Pacific offices in their respective countries.
With the book recommendations from our members and colleagues around the world, we will get you covered for the summer season.
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In June 2018, only days before the U.S.-North Korea summit, Asia Society Switzerland invited Katharina Zellweger to talk about everyday life in North Korea. She has been visiting the country for decades now and lived there between 2006 and 2011. Katharina Zellweger gave illustrative account of how citizens live in one of the least known areas of the world.

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