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  • OPINION

    Nostalgia: It's worse than it used to be

    Oped, Published on 07/05/2022

    » Before the pandemic, nostalgia was a major force in global politics. Donald Trump promised to "make America great again", and Brexiteers won their political battle partly by idealising Britain's imperial past. While Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a "great rejuvenation of the Chinese people", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo an pursued neo-Ottoman ambitions, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban lamented the Kingdom of Hungary's territorial losses after World War I.

  • WORLD

    Shah's son urges West to drive 'nail in coffin' of Iran clerical state

    AFP, Published on 04/08/2021

    » WASHINGTON - Reza Pahlavi, the son of Iran's last shah, believes the clerical state that toppled his father is on the brink of crumbling. What Iranians need now, he says, is stronger support from the West.

  • OPINION

    No, Brexit Britain doesn't want its empire back

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Britain is moving towards an exit from the European Union on March 29, possibly with no agreement, and thus courting – according to the Bank of England – an 8 percent drop in GDP and a 7.5% rise in unemployment. A drear prospect, attended by matching drear commentaries on the stupidity of the 52 percent of the British electorate who voted for Brexit in 2016.

  • OPINION

    Huawei still some way behind rivals

    Life, James Hein, Published on 21/11/2018

    » I've had some feedback expressing surprise that I invested in a smartwatch. Yes, I didn't think I'd see the day either, but it does function very well as a watch with changeable faces and at a price point that's far below some of the faces it can duplicate. The always-on test was a success in that I only turned the watch off when I wasn't using it on some evenings. It also does sleep tracking, which perhaps provides a sterner test, but it still provided a week's worth of use making it usable for many. On a longer trip you would need to take the charger along. Note that for both tests, I kept Bluetooth on the whole time.

  • LIFE

    Game on

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 05/05/2017

    » To game or not to game? That shouldn't be a question at all because the answer, of course, is "to game" all the way! Whether you're a casual gamer, a total noob, a newbie or gaming is life for you, here are some yet-to-be-released games we think you should consider about getting your hands on.

  • WORLD

    Last Emperor's nephew puts Chinese history on show

    AFP, Published on 25/10/2016

    » BEIJING - His uncle was the last Emperor of China, reigning over the Middle Kingdom from the Forbidden City. Now Jin Yulan scours the antique shops of Communist-ruled Beijing for trinkets that might once have belonged to his family.

  • OPINION

    Post-colonial blues

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/05/2016

    » Re: "Nostalgia, English nationalism are confusing the Brexit debate", (Opinion, May 5).

  • OPINION

    Nostalgia, English nationalism are confusing the Brexit debate

    News, Bloomberg News, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Nationalism is irrational, bizarre and threatening. Unless it's your own, in which case it's natural and reasonable. That's a lesson Bloomberg's Marc Champion learned as a foreign correspondent and one that teaches a lot about the United Kingdom's furious debate over whether to leave the European Union.

  • LIFE

    Food with funk shui

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 18/03/2016

    » The former structure of the iconic Bed Supperclub in Sukhumvit Soi 11 has been reborn as CHi Ultralounge on Soi 13. With new energy and new management, style-wise it exudes a unique blend of Asian, funky and futuristic flairs. Funk-shui, if you will. The brand new venue is divided into two main parts with a restaurant on your left and a club on your right.

  • LIFE

    An Imperial Feast at Shang Palace

    Holiday Time, Published on 18/12/2015

    » My love of Chinese cooking began early, with one of my mother’s cookbooks, a crumbling, badly translated Taiwanese text filled with pictures of foods I could barely conceive of. When we actually went out for Chinese, I rarely ventured beyond the cashew chicken, but I wanted, more than anything else, to try these elegantly presented aspics, pigeons, soups inside whole melons.

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