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2017/03/27 | Sorpong Peou
Cambodia: Towards Single Party Dictatorship?
'Cambodia’s ruling party is seeking to shore up its chances of electoral success with recent changes to the rules governing political parties,' Sorpong Peou writes.
2017/03/26 | Zhou Hongcheng
Why the Chinese Are Still Not Sweet on Chocolate
Pitching European-style products as luxury brands won’t change sugar-shunning consumer habits.
2017/03/25 | Sally Tyler
'Lock Them All Up': Mass Imprisonment in US and Philippines
New mass incarceration policies in both the Philippines and the United States threaten to erode years of progress, writes Sally Tyler.
Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India
In India, distress migration to urban areas is creating food security problems and the urban poor is deprived of nutritious food.
2017/03/25 | John J. Stremlau
Africa Offers a Point of Cooperation for Xi and Trump
Xi and Trump should explore trilateral cooperation with African governments since both parties have extensive and often complementary interests in the continent.
2017/03/24 | The Japan Times
Japan's Plans to Penalize Uncommitted Crimes
The potential law amendment will widen government surveillance of its citizens and is being questioned for intruding people’s privacy.
2017/03/24 | David Green
From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
2017/03/24 | Kyodo News
Language Schools to Help Japanese Athletes Prepare for 2020 Games
'The push is aimed at overcoming concern about athletes' struggles to communicate in English during international competitions, while the schools see it as an opportunity to tap into a new market and revenue stream.'
2017/03/24 | Baogang He
What is the Official Chinese Take on Trump?
There may exist a diverse range of Chinese opinions but only one really matters.
2017/03/23 | Mark Stocker
Taiwan’s International Sporting Goods Show Missing A Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity?
While TaiSPO was once the go-to show for sports equipment buyers from around the globe, a repositioning is needed to deliver a new generation of meaningful growth for the industry.
2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
Saudi Arabia the Next Stop on China’s Maritime Silk Road
China and Saudi Arabia's increasingly close relations signals a consequential shift in the Middle East - Asia security architecture.
2017/03/21 | Zhou Jianping
Grief Without End: The Legacy of MH370
The search for the missing plane and 239 passengers has been terminated, but Chinese relatives’ quest for closure presses on.
2017/03/21 | Mark Stocker
OPINION: Could Professional Cycling Help Taiwan Build A Globally Recognizable National Identity?
Taiwan’s national identity would receive a big boost from association with professional cycling, but China looks increasingly likely to be the first-mover.