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Tie-ups in the air for Asian carriers
IT MAY come as a surprise amid recent headlines of plunging profits for carriers in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, but airline experts expect soaring earnings for the industry...
When growth outpaces development
SOUTH-EAST Asia is now, largely, a middle-income region. Only Cambodia and Myanmar remain in the World Bank's low-income country grouping, defined as those countries with per capita...
Bottom line of Hong Kong election
There is a surreal air about the growing agitation in Hong Kong over the 2017 election for the territory's chief executive. Beijing's requirement that candidates be pre-...
Early 'minefield' to test Indonesia's Jokowi
WHEN US Republican Senator John McCain made his first visit to Indonesia during the recent Codel (congressional delegation) junket season, it was...
China's education gap
EVERY September, the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua universities, dubbed the Harvard and M.I.T. of China, brim with bright-eyed new students, the winners of China's cutthroat education system.

Op-Ed

WHY is history important? Let me begin by asking another question: After 50 years of nationhood,...
 
IN HIS hard-hitting but uplifting speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra...
 
BIG IDEA No. 8 is a difficult one: Develop the art of compromise.
 

Blogs

BANGKOK - It was no lazy Sunday afternoon for me when I visited a friend’s organic rice farm in...
 
Kah, a 17-year-old Burmese, was detained by Thai authorities for one month in Chiang Mai after he...
 
WHEN I was growing up in a suburb south of Manila, there was one year when a specific hour of a...
 

People

WHEN news emerged last week that Hong Kong's billionaire brothers Ronnie and Gerald Chan had given US$350 million (S$442 million) to Harvard University - the biggest donation in the US...