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  • Private sector will drive China’s New Economy
    BUILDING China’s New Economy will require international help and expertise. Therein lies the opportunity . . . AN EMPTY passenger plane lifted off from Shanghai’s international airport on an overcast, windy afternoon in May. Flown by five test pilots in orange jumpsuits, it coasted above the Yangtze River Delta for about an hour before landing back in Pudong. The flight to nowhere, albeit brief, w...
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  • Thailand defers penalties under new foreign worker laws . . .
    IN A RARE backdown, Thailand’s military Government has reversed course on new foreign labour laws, stung by the impact of its measures on Thai industry and especially those in the SME sector . . .  BANGKOK — It was an exodus of epic proportions. On June 23, when Thailand’s Government unleashed a new labour law prescribing five-year prison terms for illegal foreign workers and massive fines for the...
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  • The challenge for UMNO
    TWENTY years after a bitter falling out, former Prime Minister Mahathir and his then-deputy, Anwar Ibrahim, have come together in a bid to reshape Malaysian politics . . .   MALAYSIA’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, has survived scandal after scandal, giving the impression that such is the political climate in Malaysia that he will continue to rule the country. But now, a Malaysian politician, Liew ...
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  • Time to let a little sunshine in?
    THE parlous state of the North Korean economy is hardly conducive to success in any open military confrontation with the United States. Kim Jong-Un’s most valuable bargaining chip would seem to be his country’s human and mineral resources . . . OUR cover report from Korean correspondent, Peter Sylvestre (page 10), presents a grim picture of potential scenarios as the North Korean nuclear imbroglio...
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  • Jakarta poll stirs fires of racism
    THE  Jakarta election is a precursor to how race and religion may play a role in Indonesia's upcoming 2019 Presidential election . . . THE defeat of Basuki Tjajaja Purnama (Ahok) as Governor of Jakarta could have wider implications for Indonesia - beyond the politics of the capital itself. Victory went to former Education Minister, Anies Baswedan, and his running mate, businessman Sandiaga Uno, on...
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  • China’s ‘war’ on pollution is real
    CHINA has made a clear commitment to green energy as it declares war on pollution. It is now the main driver of growth in the global market for green bonds . . .  CHINA HAS a track record of making rapid change. Within a decade or two, the world’s most populous country has become its biggest market for passenger cars, its biggest e-commerce market, its biggest exporter -- and its biggest source of...
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  • Why Trump will commit to Asia first . . .
    DONALD TRUMP is listening – and providing assurances. There are issues of more immediate economic and political relevance to the U.S. in Asia today than there are in Europe, and a Tokyo-Washington axis beckons, with China as an interested party . . . NO-ONE SHOULD underestimate the significance of Donald Trump’s phone call to China’s leader, Xi Jinping, just hours before he wined and dined Japane...
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  • CITIES OF FEAR
    A NEW phenomenon is sweeping Asia as new leaders emerge, and the accepted norms of political mores are swept aside . . . FOR SO LONG lauded as a region of economic Dragons, Asia sadly has become a clustering of Cities of Fear. The challenge for business is how to separate this fear — and the reasons for it — from the realities of market demand and opportunity. That is not an easy ask. In cities th...
  • WHEN THE YANKEES GO MARCHING HOME . . .
    A NEW world order is emerging, and, as reality dawns, the challenges of disruptive technology may pale in comparison . . . PICTURE a world which no longer has the security of the United States as a global policeman. It is a world with three super powers — Russia in Europe; Iranians and Sunni Muslims in the Middle East; and China in Asia. How do these super powers behave, treat or influence lesser...
  • Where' s the exit for Pyongyang?
    EVEN China has become an ‘enemy state’ in the shrill rhetoric being spouted by a belligerent North Korea. But is it a symptom of fear felt by the young leadership as China, and to a lesser extent, Russia, join in world isolation of the Hermit Kingdom . . . SEOUL — Although the Korean peninsula has entered the cool temperate season of fall, relations between the two Koreas have either entered the ...

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