AI, robots and other new technologies could threaten 15% of the average company’s workforce as soon as 2025.
For Lee Jong-Wha's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Some regard the current crisis as a tipping point that will accelerate Asia’s global resurgence. They point out that Asian countries managed the pandemic better than the West did.
East Asian economies should take great pride in what they achieved in 2020. But they cannot rest on their laurels.
The RCEP’s real significance lies in China’s participation. It is the first regional multilateral trade agreement the country has joined.
Governments’ newfound authority to regulate behavior and collect personal data due to the pandemic risks enabling serious violations of civil liberties and human rights.
The former 'tigers' must tackle structural weaknesses to avoid a low-growth future
Historical and territorial disputes have consistently marred bilateral ties, but relations between the two democracies have hit a new low.
The outcome of the race between technology and education will determine whether the opportunities presented by major innovations are seized, and whether the benefits of progress are widely shared.
Vietnam's "Doi Moi" economic reforms resulted in the creation of a market economy under the firm rule of the Communist Party. North Korea has what it needs to achieve a similar transformation.
With the right policies, Asian economies can mitigate the risks of this demographic trend and capitalize on their "silver dividend" to become more productive, resilient and dynamic than ever.