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Philippine poor

Commentary: Trash dumping in Manila is raising a stink

Rich countries are dumping plastic waste and garbage in poorer parts of the Asia-Pacific, say observers Alexander M Hynd and Alexine Sanchez.

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India Elections

Narendra Mohdi at Priyanka Chopra Jonas wedding

Commentary: Celebrity politics in India is on the rise

From Bollywood to cricket heroes, stars can do much more than simply encourage people to vote, say observers Erin Watson-Lynn ...

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China's economy expanded at its slowest pace for nine years in the third quarter, fuelling

Trade War

A man is reflected in a glass adversiting with the Huawei's company logo at a bus stop in Mexi

Commentary: Huawei security concerns cannot be divorced from US-China relations

The trust issue will always remain with Huawei because of its proximity to the Chinese government, say Bournemouth ...

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FILE PHOTO: Women walk past a Huawei P30 advertising LED board at a shopping centre in Bangkok

Commentary: China will not abandon Huawei

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Pompeo will also seek to promote the United States' strategic vision for Asia, as tensions with

Top Asia Pacific

A laborer sits on top of the debris of a monastery damaged during the 2015 earthquake, in Swayambhu

Commentary: Years after deadly earthquake, Kathmandu rises from the rubble

The human toll and damage to Nepalese culture from the 2015 earthquake was huge, says Queen's University Belfast Urmi Sengupta.

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Mahathir Mohamad said he believed the new government could get back most of the money stolen from

Spotlight on Malaysia

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad press conference (2)

Commentary: After a year in power, has Pakatan Harapan learnt enough to save Malaysia from itself?

The question is whether it will be bold enough, united enough, and insightful enough to break the country’s path dependence ...

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Southeast Asia

Reuters journalists Wa Lone (L) and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed after a presidential amnesty

Commentary: Two freed journalists and the secret role Aung San Suu Kyi might have played

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were pardoned and released from prison yet unfair scorn has been poured on State Counsellor Aung San ...

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In Singapore

Blur like Sotong at NDP preview

Commentary: Singlish is not English. That’s not a bad thing

To ask if speaking Singlish makes it difficult for people to speak English is akin to asking if speaking Spanish would be ...

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Singapore skyline

A 21st-Century Singapore Story

File photo of Eusoff Hall in NUS

Commentary: All this anger over voyeurism but what we need is respect

The NUS case of sexual voyeurism suggests we need to take a good, hard look at whether a toxic culture may be behind such ...

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The Education Debate

Edgefield Secondary

Commentary: The start of subject-based banding - is grouping classes by CCAs the best option?

Grouping students based on CCAs may end up inadvertently segregating classes of students along socioeconomic, racial and ...

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The first batch of flats in Tengah will be launched from in November in the plantation district.

Housing

Private apartment blocks - file photo

Commentary: Why residential property prices won’t be coming down despite cooling measures

Over 50 project launches, unleashing 20,000 units, are expected in 2019, but it doesn’t mean prices will come down, says ...

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Work Life

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Commentary: What you need to know about Career Mobility

Advice for job seekers: Look at your career as a developing a three-part story, says Forest Wolf’s Crystal Lim-Lange.

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The Gaia satellite collected the data on some 1.7 billion stars from its unique vantage point in

Digital World

A man snapping a photo of the opening of the Rain Vortex from a vantage point.

Commentary: Why Jewel Changi Airport should be enjoyed in person – not through a smartphone

Technology can make our lives better so why is it making us sadder and lonelier instead? IMD Business School Professor Howard ...

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Digital manipulation may be good for Hollywood but new "deepfake" techniques could create

On Tech Titans

FILE PHOTO: People walk past a sign board of Huawei at CES Asia 2016 in Shanghai

Commentary: Huawei may create a world split along tech lines

The West shutting out Huawei could backfire in the long run, says IMD Business School Howard Yu.

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FILE PHOTO: A researcher plants a semiconductor on an interface board which is placed under a micro

Modern Economy

A truck with rocks drives along a road in the middle of the reclaimed sand land from the sea at &qu

Commentary: The world is running out of sand

We are spending the world's 'sand budget' faster than it can be replenished, says Financial Times' Anjana Ahuja.

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Commentary: In defence of hipsters

FILE PHOTO - A man passes by Toys R Us store at Times Square in New York

Commentary: The private equity bubble is bound to burst

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Living Well

Jewel Changi opening day (14)

Commentary: It’s fast food galore at Jewel Changi Airport. Aren’t parents troubled by our kids’ junk food intake?

Many have flocked to A&W and Shake Shack at Jewel Changi Airport. But maybe parents ought to take a step back to think about ...

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In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018, a child in a stroller holds a sign as people rally

Married Life

Invest in care to boost workforce participation and growth

Commentary: Who's looking after the children and elderly if more women work?

Care work is rarely included in standard prescriptions for increasing women’s economic participation, University of Sydney's ...

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World News

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany raises the Premier League trophy

Commentary: Premier League wins by creating room at the top for football clubs

England’s top division shows how to triumph in the age of global sports, says the Financial Times' John Gapper.

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American Global Leadership

US President Donald Trump accused China of trying to 'renegotiate' a trade deal that

Commentary: Donald Trump is updating America’s historic ruthlessness

Promising US voters greatness has led the president to celebrate a brutal past, says the Financial Times' Gideon Rachman.

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China's parliament has endorsed Xi Jinping's move to abolish rules limiting the head of

Rising China

Deadly accidents are rare on Hong Kong's public transport system

Commentary: The Greater Bay Area, China's new and improved model for growth

In 2010, China identified three major urban clusters to generate new ideas for a sustainable future: The Pearl River Delta, ...

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Supporters of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama gather at city hall a day after after

Indonesia Votes

Joko Widodo at Bung Karno sports complex on Apr 13

Commentary: Indonesia's financial market realities must be dealt with soon

Joko Widodo should fix Indonesia's economic state sooner rather than later if he secures his next term as President, say ...

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Aviation News

FILE PHOTO: Jet Airways aircrafts are seen parked at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New

Commentary: How rising star Jet airways fell victim to a cut-throat, competitive aviation market

Jet Airways had few funds available to keep up with challengers, particularly from fast-growing and well-funded competitors in ...

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