Foreign Views


Reflections on the high cost of high finance

AS the United Kingdom’s Brexit negotiations stumble on, other European countries are using the period of uncertainty about the future regulation of the continent’s financial markets to tempt firms and ...

October 22, 2018, Monday


From geek to athlete: the rise of e-sportsmanship

IT’S mid-October and the new semester is now well underway. For some university students in China, this fall will see them focus their academic attention on a new and somewhat unusual field of study: ...

October 18, 2018, Thursday


People vs money in midterm elections

ALL eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Will ...

October 16, 2018, Tuesday


The Manila Galleon and ‘the other silk route’

THE Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is undoubtedly one of the most important development projects in history. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road cover infrastructure projects ...

October 15, 2018, Monday


Chinese growth prospects in Trump’s trade wars

AS Trump tariffs continue to spread, there is much speculation about the state of the Chinese economy. What are the facts? When the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) recently cut banks’ reserve requirements, ...

October 15, 2018, Monday


How to choose ‘best’ students?

IN different countries and for different reasons, university admissions policies are under attack. In a Boston courtroom on October 15, a judge will begin hearing a lawsuit claiming that Harvard’s admission ...

October 12, 2018, Friday


Social solidarity for sustainable development

THE late Kofi Annan once said that climate change is the “existential issue of our time.” A wave of extreme weather events this past summer — from wildfires in California and Sweden to floods in India ...

October 10, 2018, Wednesday


China needs rethink in elderly care services: ADB

CHINA needs to improve financial incentives for service providers to strengthen the country’s three-tiered elderly care system if it is to cope with an old aged population set to double to 289 million ...

October 10, 2018, Wednesday


Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry

THIS has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United Kingdom in March to Hurricane Florence on the US East Coast and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. ...

October 9, 2018, Tuesday


Rain or shine, China is the ‘Umbrella Kingdom’

FOR a Westerner in China, it’s striking how pervasive umbrellas are — come rain or shine. And in all sizes, colors and styles: from the small and dainty to those fitted to motor scooters. It’s not one ...

October 9, 2018, Tuesday




 

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