Asia Policy Briefs:
Policy Briefs on Current Affairs
The informed analysis of crucial political and economic developments in Asia is at the heart of our publication series, the “Asia Policy Briefs”. Contributors are renowned experts and authors of the Bertelsmann Stiftung who reflect on the impact of events in Asia on Germany and Europe.
The 21st century will be shaped by developments in Asia. China alone has a population of 1.3 billion. Asia has not only become the engine for growth of the global economy, but is also the place where decisions on the ecological future of our planet are made. The explosion of Asia's population is not only a local challenge.
The Asia Policy Briefs put these developments into context. The short briefing papers focus on current events as well as underlying trends in important Asian countries. In addition, they seek to develop concepts and strategies to help governments and societies react to these ongoing changes.