Yan Li

Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Business School, NTU

Dr YAN Li is a senior lecturer in the strategy division of the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the vice-chair of the Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS). He is also a member of the academic Committee of the Global FinTech Institute. He research topics of interest include strategic management, business model innovation, fintech, blockchain & cryptocurrency, token economics, financial inclusion and social impact investment. He is an industry mentor to Longhash, a FinTech accelerator. 


Signage for the digital yuan, also referred to as E-CNY, at a self check-out counter inside a supermarket in Shenzhen, China, on 20 November 2020. (Yan Cong/Bloomberg)

Token economics: How Singapore can boost synergy with China in building digital economies

Academics Pei Sai Fan, David Lee and Yan Li say that an understanding of other countries’ technological culture and policies is crucial in advancing digital economic cooperation. For instance, in the main, Singapore and China are able to mutually respect the differences in their blockchain and token policies, and focus on the complementarity of their approaches. Together, they can deepen their collaboration on central bank digital currencies and other projects, and lead the way regionally and globally in building digital economies of the future.