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China's experience with graft: The good and the bad
Chinese President Xi Jinping's new leadership has appeared radically different from his predecessors'. Nowhere is it so markedly distinctive as...
Asia would pay a price if Russia-EU gas trade collapsed
THE crisis in Ukraine is relevant to Asia, both politically and in terms of energy security. Politically, it illustrates the fact that economic...
Great expectations, but can Thai junta deliver?
IT TOOK mere hours, rather than days, to wrap up the first reading of Thailand's 2015 Budget Bill on Aug 18. Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha presented the draft...
Too young to go under the knife
THERE are some things that youth should not be exposed to, too early in life - smoking, drinking and cosmetic procedures are among them.
Thinking hard about S'pore's choices
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THE year 2013 marked an important turning point for tourism in Japan. Mt Fuji became a world...
 
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EVERY six months or so, whenever I return to my family home in Tianjin, China, from Hong Kong where...
 
THE late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping yearned so much to step foot on a Chinese-ruled Hong Kong...
 

People

WHEN Prime Minister Narendra Modi powered to a decisive victory in May's national elections, the focus was not just on him but also on his closest aide Amit Anilchandra Shah, a portly,...