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Singpore's no utopia but still a good place to live in
IN RECENT months, Singapore's government, for a variety of reasons, has expanded and extended its social welfare activities and made moves to...
In Jokowi, the triumph of the common Indonesian
Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo does not give impressive off-the-cuff speeches, nor does he charm his audiences with fancy rhetoric. But over the past few...
Will history repeat itself?
PRECISELY 100 years ago this morning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. At first sight, just a confrontation between a decrepit empire which was already breaking up, and an...

Op-Ed

THE experience that Chinese leaders gain in domestic politics has a big impact on how they view and...
 
IT IS 6am on a warm West African morning. Two men, Ahmed and Milton, are up early, getting ready...
 
IN TRADE policy, the negotiating action is now in "mega-regionals" - big-block trade...
 

Blogs

Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo does not give impressive off-the-cuff speeches, nor does he...
 
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THE infighting between leaders of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and its ally Parti Islam SeMalaysia (...
 

People

MANILA - An influential Chinese journalist and a crusading environmental lawyer from China are among this year's winners of Asia's Magsaysay awards, the organisers announced yesterday.