Asia's dishonorable honor killings
The Oscar-winning short film, "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", will hopefully increase pressure to put a stop to "honor killings" in Pakistan, India and elsewhere, writes John West.
Asia's appalling human rights
Most Asian economies have achieved stunning economic growth and poverty reduction. But progress in human rights is lagging way behind, writes John West.
Human trafficking and smuggling in Asia
Asia has long been a global hub for human trafficking and smuggling, writes John West. The region must make serious efforts to tackle these heinous crimes.
Indonesia is in the midst of a wave of homophobia which is undermining its economic and social progress argues John West.
Weighty problem for urban Asia
Obesity is an increasingly urban-based challenge lost amid celebrations of Asian GDP growth, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
India’s pension system
Since India’s pension system is very fragmented, argues Mukul G Asher.
China's urban apartheid
China's hukou system, which discriminates heavily against rural migrants to the city, should be abolished as soon as practicable, argues John West.
Labor unrest in China
China could well become the "epicenter of global labor unrest", writes John West.
Confronting Obesity in Asia’s Cities
Obesity is a growing crisis that governments cannot afford to ignore, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Dharavi, India's most famous slum
Asia has many large slums, but India's Dharavi may be the most famous, thanks in part to the film it inspired, "Slumdog Millionaire", writes John West.
China’s Struggling Middle Class Deserves Better
“There should be no circuit breaker for policy reform”, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Chinese art at Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) plays host to Made in China: Cultural Encounters Through Export Art from September 5, 2015 to August 2016.
Asia's problem with wealth inequality
Recent data illustrates a rising crisis of wealth inequality, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Wake up India
Why India must retain talent to grow by Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
China's two-child policy
The Chinese government has just announced that its one-child policy will be transformed into a "two-child policy". But this is a case of too little/too late says John West.
Telehealth in Australia
Telehealth will take centre stage in Australia’s Healthcare System says Frost & Sullivan.
India's pension system
India's future pension system needs new thinking argues Mukul Asher.
Economic costs of Asia's aging populations
Population aging has been imposing great costs on Japan's economy for two decades. This adverse dynamic has already begun hitting China, and will soon be hitting Korea, Thailand writes John West.
Social policy challenges of Asia's aging populations
Asian countries face many deep social policy challenges to cope with their rapidly aging populations, writes John West.
India's demographic destiny
The biggest contribution to the global labor force in the next few decades will come from India. But will India be able to convert its youth bulge into a demographic dividend asks John West?
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