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    Escape from poverty

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/09/2017

    » It was a cold winter night when Ji Seong-ho lost both of his left limbs. He was trying to jump onto a moving freight train to steal coal being transported from North Korea to China. He slipped on the snow and tumbled under the wheels of the carriage.

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    Bug bonanza

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 28/08/2017

    » The first time I ate an insect was when I was young and playing in Roi Et, the northeastern province where my mother grew up. It was a fried grasshopper. I recall the taste was not bad, but after many bug-free years in Bangkok, I wasn't sure I wanted to get back on the insect wagon.

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    Tourism trap

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/07/2019

    » Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, making the region a tourism magnet. But truly unspoiled beaches are getting harder to find outside of Instagram.

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    Entrepreneur in overdrive

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Do you remember what you were doing when you were 13? Aaron Tan, a teenage prodigy in Singapore, was running his first tech startup. He then went on to set up two more companies before turning 21. Today he is the CEO of Singapore-based Carro, an automotive marketplace and services portal that started from his love of trading cars, not driving them.

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    Top of the list

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Mention the word blockchain, and the first thing most people think of is cryptocurrency. But the reality is that the potential applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) go far beyond bitcoin and its peers.

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    Big wheel

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken former host of the hit BBC show Top Gear, once observed that a Lamborghini is for "people who want to move about in a big pantomime, massive West End musical full of colour and noise, and to hell with how fast you can go around the corner".

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    Picture of health

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Elisabeth Staudinger has no background in healthcare or engineering, but she can accurately and thoroughly describe the functions of highly sophisticated medical machinery with ease. The president of Siemens Healthineers-Asia Pacific is also an enthusiastic learner when comes to the latest advances in healthcare, which continue to astound her.

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    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

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    Science of success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Back when astronomer Carl Sagan -- "America's most effective salesman of science" -- was making the universe easier for the world to understand, Rohan Mahadevan was busy working on his doctorate in astrophysics. A promising career in academia beckoned, but he heard the calling of business instead.

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    Out of the nest

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 06/05/2019

    » Bankers and traders sharing war stories over drinks is a common sight all over the world, and Lawrence Morgan came to know a few popular hangouts during his career in the financial world with JPMorgan (no relation) in London and Hong Kong. But not many bankers end up deciding that owning a bar beats working on the trading floor.

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