Biography of the Author Asit K Biswas

Asit K Biswas

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

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  1. Paramilitary police officer evacuates a resident while he is wading through floodwaters following a

    Commentary: China struggles with ‘once-in-a-century’ floods that may be new normal

    Aside from immediate disaster relief efforts, China should intensify infrastructure development and build new capabilities as climate change is ...
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    Commentary: Have Singaporeans been mollycoddled on climate change?

    Managing floods and soaring temperatures in Singapore under climatic uncertainties will be a huge challenge for Singapore but the biggest ...
  3. A flooded street seen at the Supreme Court Lane after a heavy downpour

    Commentary: What Singapore can do to prepare for the next flood

    Floods cannot be completely eliminated, but can be managed, say Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K Biswas.
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    Commentary: Grow first, develop later? The pitfalls of measuring economic growth using GDP

    GDP is an imperfect metric. But it continues to be used as a benchmark for national performance and policymaking in an era of social, economic, ...
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    Commentary: Countries are not responding well to automation

    Time for developing countries to begin seriously considering how technology will impact labour trends, say two observers.
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    Commentary: Lessons on how not to tackle inequality, a tale of China and India

    Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level, say two observers.
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    Commentary: A tax on sugary drinks not enough on their own to halt obesity in Asia

    Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s distinguished visiting professor Asit K Biswas and Cornell University’s Kris Hartley say to fight against ...
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    Commentary: Amid urban sprawl, China builds 'sponge cities' to soak up heavy rainfall

    Engineering solutions are popular interventions, but cities cannot simply pipe away flood risk, say two urban planning experts.
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    Commentary: Has the well of good ideas and public policy on water run dry?

    More than technology and funds are needed to resolve the world’s clean water drinking problems, say two observers from NUS's Lee Kuan Yew School ...
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    Commentary: Living in an age of corruption

    Corruption is as old as human history, can never be eliminated, and would potentially increase as the world's economy expand. Two observer suggest ...