Shaleen Khanal

Shaleen Khanal

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Shaleen Khanal is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. His research focuses on the political economy of innovation policies, particularly inequalities associated with R&D policies.

 

Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of the words "Artificial Intelligence AI" in this illustration taken 19 February 2024. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

China looks to Southeast Asia for AI edge

Amid ongoing US-China AI rivalry, China recognises the importance of global partnerships and has shifted its focus towards Southeast Asian countries, say academics Shaleen Khanal and Zhang Hongzhou.
This aerial photo taken on 1 November 2021 shows volunteers helping farmers harvest rice in Huzhuang, Jiangsu province, China. (AFP)

China’s embrace of GM crops will have global implications

Despite China’s efforts to make genetically modified organisms (GMO) technology a key plank of China’s food security, China has yet to meaningfully translate its research efforts into successful commercialisation, say academics Shaleen Khanal and Zhang Hongzhou. If China manages to overcome the various obstacles to commercialising GM crops, the global landscape of GMO governance, production and exports will be greatly changed.