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[Sin-ming Shaw] China’s Hong Kong follies

HONG KONG ― The massive public demonstrations by students and young members of the middle-class that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for democracy. But they actually refl...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:06

Modi’s little bang reforms may be smarter

For Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Diwali came early this year when his Bharatiya Janata Party won crucial elections in the states of Maharashtra and Haryana. He’s celebrated with a bang ― a little one.On Oct. 18, a day before election results were announced, Modi’s government der...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:05

Beer isn’t Malaysia’s problem

If Malaysian leader Najib Razak thought he already had problems at home, now he also needs to worry about a “Jokowi effect” spreading from neighboring Indonesia. On Monday, fresh-faced Joko “Jokowi” Widodo took the helm of the world’s fourth-most-populous nation. Throughout Southeast ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:44

[Kim Hoo-ran] Arts censorship a bad idea

The brouhaha over the screening of “Diving Bell,” a documentary on the Sewol tragedy that is critical of the government’s failure to rescue the more than 300 passengers trapped inside the ferry, at...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:44

Integrity key for Jokowi

We apparently must wait another day before learning who will form the working team that will assist President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in implementing his vision and the mission of his government during the next five years as he needs to ensure that the core members of the team have impeccab...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:42

Pruning to keep growth on right track

It sounds like a contradiction: China’s development needs a cut in the 2015 GDP growth rate.At least this way the economy would be easier to manage: When the government is less concerned about maintaining high growth, an inevitable result from continuous expansion in capital investment, i...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:41

Japan cabinet’s standing must be restored

Only 1 1/2 months after the reshuffled cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began work, two female cabinet members resigned from their posts over politics-and-money scandals. It is a serious blow to the Abe administration.The prime minister must lose no time in getting the cabinet back on ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:40

[Fiona Chan] Transcending gender stereotypes

My husband and I met as classmates at Hwa Chong Junior College, the former incarnation of today’s Hwa Chong Institution.He was from an all-boys school and firmly believed that girls, being somehow wo...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:40

[David Ignatius] Social media against terrorism

ABU DHABI ― “Hedayah” certainly doesn’t look like a global counterterrorism center. It sits in a quiet villa on Fatima bint Mubarak Street here. It has a staff of 14. Its annual budget wouldn’t b...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:35

College debt may not be a PLUS for parents

The U.S. Department of Education will soon loosen the credit standards for parents looking to borrow to pay for college under the parent PLUS loan program. The new rules will be published next month and will go into effect for the next school year. Although this may look like a great solut...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:35

[Park Sang-seek] Three contrasting patterns of nationalism

Recently, the Scottish people have voted on independence from the United Kingdom, and the Catalans have demanded a referendum on the independence of Catalonia from Spain. In the Middle East, rebellion...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:34

Time to stop worring about U.S. deficit

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts ― When the United States’ current account fell into deficit in 1982, the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers accurately predicted record deficits for years to come, owing to budget deficits, a low national saving rate, and an overvalued dollar. If the U.S. did not ...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:31

[Lee Jae-min] Enforcing etiquette with law?

What else can be more disturbing than a phone call or an email from the boss over the weekend? How many times do we hesitate to answer the cellphone Saturday afternoon when the boss’s name pops up on...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:24

Zombie ideas that keep on losing

We are in the business of making mistakes. The only difference between the winners and the losers is that the winners make small mistakes, while the losers make big mistakes. ― Ned DavisI began my career in finance on a trading desk. You learn some things very early on in that sort of sit...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:23

[Kim Seong-kon] ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ after retirement

Some time ago, a newspaper report revealed the shocking news that some Japanese housewives were demanding a divorce from their husbands on their retirement day. According to the article, most Japanese...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:23