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    Lost in the haze

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 02/01/2017

    » Riding on a train that stops at stations where alumni wait to greet you is a pleasant initiation rite that provides a sense of welcome and acceptance for young university students, some of whom have never been away from the comfort of home and parents before.

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    World Bank exec reflects on five eventful years in Asean

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 16/07/2018

    » What strikes Ulrich Zachau the most after finishing his five-year term as the World Bank director for Southeast Asia is how social and economic development have set Thailand and the region apart from the rest of the world.

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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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    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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    Reaching out from Victoria

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/09/2017

    » You don't meet very many Australian politicians who can speak Thai, but Philip Dalidakis, the minister for small business, innovation and trade with the Australian state of Victoria, has a lifelong connection with Thailand. It started two decades ago when he came to the northeastern province of Udon Thani as an exchange student in 1994.

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    North Korea's real heroes

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

    » For those who believe, as I do, that there is room for negotiation to achieve peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, hearing a high-ranking North Korean official talking about defectors from his country might change your mind.

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    Skill shortage

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/10/2016

    » The shortage of skilled labour and skills gaps have plagued Southeast Asian nations for many years, preventing economies from reaching their full potential. Greater labour mobility under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) was supposed to be the solution but little progress has been made so far.

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    Education for life

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 25/10/2016

    » With 17 years of experience as a deputy head teacher at Shrewsbury School in the United Kingdom and 11 more years as principal at Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok, Stephen Holroyd can point to many notable successes as an administrator. But even as he prepares for a new role building the Shrewsbury brand across Asia, he remains a teacher at heart.

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