WTO in the Asian Century
The next Director-General of World Trade Organization should be Asian, and Indonesia's Mari Pangetsu is an excellent candidate.
Welcome to Canada!
Canada extends a very warm welcome to its immigrants, as evidenced in the "Welcome to Canada" booklet published by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. An increasing number of immigrants are Asian.
Asian migration to Australia
While a growing share of migrants to Australia comes from Asian countries like China and India, only a very small number come from Indonesia, Australia's nearest and very important Asian neighbor.
Australia's migration muddles
Australia has one of the world's most successful experiences of immigration. In an act of political desperation, Australia's Julia Gillard is undermining this.
Change of direction at Asian Development Bank?
Could the Asian Development Bank be heading in a new direction under the prospective new leadership of Takehiko Nakao?
Human trafficking and Australia
We don't think of Australia as a destination for human trafficking. But it is, like everywhere else.
International Women's Day 2013
On International Women's Day 2013, we can celebrate the great progress achieved in women's lives. But we must also deplore the widespread discrimination and violence from which women still suffer.
An Asian Pope for this Asian Century
This Asian Century deserves an Asian Pope. And the Asian papal candidate is the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
US on migrants' rights
The United States is an admirable international spokesman on migrants' rights issues. But it still has many challenges to deal with at home.
Racism and intolerance in Australia
Racism towards Asian and other ethnic groups is alive and well in Australia, despite the country's attempted embrace of the Asian Century.
Can world's water crisis be solved?
Combining good policies and management practices with right technologies could eradicate the global water shortages, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Asian migration to the Gulf
As we celebrate the Asian Century, don't forget that the majority of emigrants from Asia go to the Gulf countries, where many suffer terribly -- to this very day.
Asia's wasted migration opportunities
Older, labor-scarce Asian countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan are wasting migration opportunities from their younger, labor abundant Asian neighbors.
Quality: most pressing water problem
The real long-term water problem the world is facing is the continued deterioration of its quality, rather than its physical scarcity, argues Asit K Biswas.
Asian Americans key for Democrats in 2016
Asian Americans are staunchly Democrat, and the fastest growing population group in the US. They will be critical for Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat candidate in 2016.
Connecting the policy dots in food, energy and water
Much wastage of food, energy and water can be avoided if countries just take an integrated approach, argues Asit K. Biswas, Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management, and Leong Ching.
Asia's migrants remittances
In 2012, Asia's overseas migrants sent home to their families more than $220 billion in remittances. What are the remittances worth to Asia's developing economies?
Marriage migration in East Asia
Migration by women from developing Asia for marriage with men in rich Asian countries is now a dynamic form of migration in East Asia. But it has also become a new avenue for human trafficking.
Asian migration to the West
The US, Canada, UK and Australia are blessed with a wave of skilled migrants from Asia, according to a recent OECD report. Continental Europe, Japan and Korea are missing out on this dynamic.
Freedom of the Press in Asia
The recent strike and protests by journalists at Southern Weekend are harsh reminders of the repression of press freedom in China and many other Asia countries.
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