Biography of the Author Jonathan Chang

Jonathan Chang

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. grab shields

    Commentary: Is trouble brewing in Grab paradise?

    Grab’s announced layoff of about 360 staff members suggests a rougher ride ahead, but people are hoping the company will weather the COVID-19 ...
  2. Composite photo of WeWork, Uber, Grab and Airbnb

    Commentary: Multibillion-dollar wizards – how COVID-19 is exposing what’s behind the curtain

    Platform giants should be thriving where the coronavirus have pushed consumers and merchants to embrace e-commerce, yet many are laying off staff, ...
  3. A Grab delivery rider wears a face mask

    Commentary: If we can share or hitch rides, why not food delivery?

    Amid calls to lower commission fees, food delivery apps should rethink their business operations – including considering asking some consumers to ...
  4. FILE PHOTO: Employees of Traveloka are seen working at the company's headquarters in Jakarta

    Commentary: The future is Asian but can Singaporeans lead it?

    Exposure to ASEAN, China and India will give Singaporeans an edge in a world of disruption and the comparative advantage in those markets with a ...
  5. ithermo detects temperatures of people as they walk by 3 (1)

    Commentary: Disruptive tech is coming for COVID-19 threat, but needs more funding

    Artificial intelligence has shown a potential to be a game-changer this coronavirus outbreak. We must double-down on such investments, says ...
  6. workcentral informal meeting area

    Commentary: The power of Singapore's social entrepreneurs in a profit-driven world

    More Singaporeans are turning to social entrepreneurship to address society’s most pressing issues, and rejuvenating the call to help the less ...
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    Commentary: Grab, the new ruler in town, and the paradox of scaling a business

    Grab's experiences show that scaling a business should be guided by a spirit of entrepreneurship that seeks to add value, says one observer from SMU.
  8. Airbnb, the short term rental webside, has said it will "waive all use of the prepaid card

    Commentary: Airbnb can’t be Robin Hood, it must obey Singapore’s ‘house rules’

    Airbnb’s business model runs up against Singapore property laws, and yet the company has partnered with social organisations. SMU Lien Centre for ...
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    Commentary: Make social impact a qualifying condition for Govt grants

    Where innovation to transform society is needed, businesses, especially those receiving government grants and assistance, should be key partners, ...
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    Commentary: The understated importance of shared social responsibility for businesses

    Corporations must step up, serve a social purpose and make a positive contribution to society, says the executive director of the Lien Centre for ...