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    Hong Kong's new mission

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Hong Kong's developed financial market, strategic location and increasing government budget for innovation and technology could further enhance the territory's capacity to help mobilise funds to support sustainable development globally.


    Putting youth to work

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Given the reality of ageing populations in many countries, most people assume that finding a job should not be that difficult for young people. However, youth unemployment and underemployment remain stubbornly high for a number of reasons.


    China's sexist tech titans

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 30/04/2018

    » The news that Alibaba is pouring US$320 billion into developing a "digital hub" in the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor has not been greeted with universal applause in Thailand. Concerns are rising about the potential negative impacts on small local operators once the Chinese e-commerce giant cements its foothold.


    Hearing women's voices

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/03/2018

    » As a woman, I am happy to hear that Gina Haspel has been nominated by US President Donald Trump as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Currently the CIA deputy chief, she has been tipped to succeed Mike Pompeo, who is to replace the ousted secretary of state Rex Tillerson. If confirmed by the Senate, Ms Haspel would become the first woman to lead the country's spy agency.


    Immunising Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Southeast Asia has become a hot spot for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, which has led to stepped-up international efforts to strengthen national and regional pandemic preparedness capacity.


    Better safe than sorry

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Human capacity for dealing with infectious diseases continues to improve, thanks to the lessons learned from recent outbreaks such as Sars and Ebola, and a growing global commitment toward improving public health. But factors such as population growth, urbanisation, natural disasters and climate change continue to leave many countries at higher risk from infectious diseases and pandemic outbreaks.


    Cambodian tourism shrugs off political turmoil

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Tourism, the largest industry in Cambodia, outstripping even the garment industry, has shrugged off the impact of escalating political tensions in the country, as international visitors have been drawn by improved cultural and infrastructure links with China.


    Ready for the future

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2018

    » As Japan's Teijin Group celebrates its centennial, president and CEO Jun Suzuki, who also turns 60 today, has every reason to be happy. Having worked for the maker of advanced fibres -- the only employer he has known for 34 years -- Mr Suzuki has begun to lay down a solid foundation for the next 100 years of Teijin.


    Infrastructure setback in Indonesia

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 26/02/2018

    » Indonesian President Joko Widodo is facing a major setback after suspending construction of elevated toll roads and railway tracks following a string of recent construction accidents.


    How free is Hong Kong?

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/02/2018

    » Acouple of incidents in Hong Kong caught my attention last week. The first was a report that the worsening influenza outbreak in the territory had prompted authorities to shut all kindergartens and primary schools just days before the scheduled Lunar New Year holidays. The flu has been especially severe this winter, having caused 111 deaths since January, and health experts warn it may not yet have peaked.

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