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  • BUSINESS

    China's futile war on Western values

    Asia focus, Minxin Pei, Published on 16/02/2015

    » The news from China these days is mostly depressing, owing to the government's escalating crackdown on its critics. But what few observers — particularly economic analysts — seem to understand is that the Chinese leadership's fight against liberalism and "Western values" is directly undermining its efforts to root out official corruption, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and deepen engagement with the outside world.

  • BUSINESS

    Shopping for success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/06/2019

    » Pierre Poignant has been with Lazada since it began, and no one was surprised when he succeeded Lucy Peng as the CEO of Southeast Asia's leading e-commerce operator last year following its acquisition by China's Alibaba Group.

  • BUSINESS

    A safercyber world

    Asia focus, Published on 03/09/2018

    » E-commerce and other digital services are becoming a part of mainstream life in Southeast Asia, part of a transformation that is driving strong economic growth. But the advances are not universal and the system is still not nearly as secure as it should be.

  • TECH

    Brave new world

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 02/05/2018

    » While virtual reality has been known to gamers for more than a decade, efforts have been made to apply the technology to a wider variety of sectors. This also includes a group of Thai inventors who created VR applications illustrating advantages that go beyond gaming.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Lenovo Android tablets

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 30/08/2011

    » Lenovo of China introduces two new tablet computers. With tablet usage skyrocketing in Asia and variety increasing, competition bound to heat up.

  • BUSINESS

    Guarded hopefulness

    Asia focus, Published on 16/11/2015

    » John Micklethwait is a newspaper man seized by fear and hope for the future of journalism. To be sure, "newspaper man" is a bit of an anachronistic description for the new editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News, where no ink is spilled on paper. Across 325,000 Bloomberg terminals, headlines splash upon screens in seconds, bumping stale events much faster than one wraps fish with yesterday's page one.

  • LIFE

    In the closet -- or not

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Actress Kristen Stewart's refusal to confirm her sexuality, and a round-up of other worldwide LGBT news this month

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Tablets: Chinese company wins contract

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/03/2012

    » A Chinese company will supply 900,000 tablets for Prathom 1 students at US$81 (2,482 baht) each. Mathayom 1 students next in line.

  • TECH

    Computing genetic manipulation

    Life, James Hein, Published on 20/05/2015

    » What is the next big thing? Microsoft and some others would like you to believe it is all things cloudy. The problems with that are factors like communication channels between continents, security of information, the reliability of a server somewhere else versus on-site and the army of hackers trying to get into all that information just sitting there. If you have seen the intro to CSI: Cyber you will know what I mean. Another group want it to be virtual reality glasses for all, but as the Google Glass demonstrated, people walking around with even small glasses were not appreciated. At least the VR goggles will mostly be at home. This technology still has quite a way to go.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Learning economics from Japan

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 04/02/2011

    » "The Japanese people benefited some from trade in the past, but we didn't enjoy the surpluses."

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