Clinton to China, "STOP IT"
"China and Japan are sliding towards war", wrote the Economist magazine on 19 January.
Challenges in Asia and the World: Democracy, Nationalism and Secularism
We are honored that Ambassador Kazuo Kodama, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, has shared with us his recent speech to the Japan America Society of Southern California.
Abenomics must bring seismic change to Japan
The cherry blossoms appeared ten days early this year. And optimism has returned to Japan with its new government led by Shinzo Abe. But "Abenomics" must bring seismic change to Japan.
Vietnamese painting in Toronto
Toronto's East Gallery has an outstanding exhibition, "The Past is Present", of Vietnamese paintings by Ngo Van Sac. Do yourself a favor, and get down and see it before it closes on 5 May.
Tony Blair advises Thailand
Tony Blair recently delivered in Bangkok the first of the Special Lecture Series on "Uniting for the Future: Learning from each other's experiences".
Time to Invest in Vietnam’s Power Transmission & Distribution Network
It's time to invest in Vietnam’s power transmission & distribution network, according to Frost & Sullivan's Avanthika Satheesh and Harsh Thacker.
Strong Regulatory Push Can Jumpstart the Dormant Biomass Sector in Indonesia
A strong regulatory push can jumpstart the dormant biomass sector in Indonesia argues Frost & Sullivan's Harsh Thacker.
Southeast Asian Painting in Toronto
Toronto's East Gallery currently has a stunning exhibition of portraits, "Figuratively Speaking", featuring eleven leading artists from Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma.
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Smart budgetary advice for the Philippines
This week's invited contributor, David Jay Green from San Francisco's Hult International Business School, has some smart budgetary advice for the Philippines, a "Joseph Budget".
Singapore’s growth story holds lessons for water-scarce China
Singapore’s leaders realised 40 years ago that it is much more expensive for a society to live in a polluted environment than a clean one, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Singapore, still growing strongly, resists social transformation
Throughout 2013, Singapore’s macroeconomic management revealed the economy’s strengths, argue Mukul Asher and Chang Yee Kwan from the National University of Singapore.
Singapore's migration dilemmas
Singapore has built its economic strength on the back of immigration. But now the city-state's migration policies are testing its society and politics.
Singapore wants US to stay in Asia
In a fascinating interview, Singapore Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong said "We think that it is good that the US presence remains in the region, including the security presence".
Singapore in the Asian Century
After many decades of great success, how can Singapore contribute to the Asian Century? Lorraine Bergeron, an invited contributor from Tokyo's Sophia University, shares with us her views.
Philippines: Asia's new tiger economy
The Philippines' economy grew by 7.1% in the July to September quarter, surprising even the optimistic forecasters. The Pearl of the Orient is finally becoming an Asian tiger.
Painting to protest in Burma and Cambodia
We hope that President Obama can see some contemporary painting on his trip to Burma and Cambodia.
Merriest Christmas of all
As Westerners and other Christians sit down to their turkey on 25 December, they should know that the merriest Christmas of all is in Asia, in the Philippines!
When you arrive in Manila's heat, pollution and traffic jams, it is difficult to believe that it was known as the "Pearl of the Orient". But when you enter the doors of Manila Hotel ...
Lessons from Singapore
Is Singapore a unique case of authoritarian capitalism? Or could it have lessons for us all? Mitchell Wigdor's book, "No Miracle", provides some answers to these questions.
Kishore Mahbubani's warning to the West
It's high time for the West to get off its moral pedestal and talk with Asia and the rest of the world on the basis of equality, Singapore's Kishore Mahbubani told the recent Beijing Forum.
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