The Asia-Pacific research project, sponsored by the Taipei Liaison Office in Johannesburg, has been running since 2000, during which time it has made a substantial contribution to enriching the debate in South Africa about policy matters relating to the Asia-Pacific; and on the relations between key countries there and South and Southern Africa.

The project has also contributed to developing local research talent on Asia-Pacific issues in Southern Africa. During 2004 the project focused on future trade relations between South Africa and Asia-Pacific countries within the context of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), economic lessons South Africa and other African countries could learn from the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and cross-Strait economic and political relations between China and Taiwan.

Herewith the listing of news and media items written by researchers involved in SAIIA’s Asia Pacific project. Articles are not necessarily confined to the project’s area of focus.

January 2006

A Match Made in Beijing by Lyal White, as featured in the Mail & Guardian, 20 January 2006.

Africa Can Decide Whether China is Threat or Boon by Greg Mills and Lyal White, as featured in the Business Day, 18 January 2006.

July 2005

Success Rate of Beijing’s Plans to Alleviate Poverty is Unprecedented by Lyal White, as featured in the Sunday Independent, 31 July 2005.

April 2005

SA’s Stepping Stone to Asia by Peter Draper and Lyal White, as featured in the Business Day, 22 April 2005.

23 Apr 2008