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    Food security an urgent priority

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/07/2022

    » While an earlier meeting of G-20 delegates in Yogyakarta focused on strengthening the global health system, it is no surprise that the Russia-Ukraine war dominated talks at the summit of the Group of Seven rich nations last week.


    Climate needs urgent actions now

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/06/2022

    » Cities around the world are no strangers to riverine flooding. In December 2021, the four main rivers running through Kuala Lumpur hit dangerous levels, causing nearby rail lines to shut down and halting mobility across the city. In March this year, storms prompted flood warnings along Australia's east coast, including in Sydney. Thousands of residents had to flee their homes.


    Schneider Electric: Digitisation, utilisation & sustainability focused

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/06/2022

    » Since the emergence of Covid-19 more than two years ago, businesses across the world have seen the devastating impacts of the prolonged outbreak that has severely hurt the economy, low-ered consumption and put millions of people out of jobs.


    Tech disrupted by reality

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/06/2022

    » When Covid-19 emerged more than two years ago, millions of people including myself suddenly found ourselves stuck at home. To survive the unprecedented challenges and stress, I started to befriend mobile apps I hadn't used before to buy things and pay bills online, among them the e-commerce platform Shopee.


    Pride Month is for everyone

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/06/2022

    » June marks LGBTQI Pride Month, celebrating people who are "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex". I think most of us agree with US President Joe Biden's declaration that LGBTQI people are loved and cherished, and they deserve "dignity, respect and support".


    Steps to wellness

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/06/2022

    » It takes about 90 minutes for an eight-seater plane departing Suvarnabhumi International Airport to reach an airport on a small island in Trat province in eastern Thailand. Then all the guests of Soneva Kiri, a luxury resort operated by an award-winning sustainable resort operator, board a speedboat for the five-minute trip to their destination on the unspoiled island of Koh Kood.


    Biden-BTS summit fuels hope

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/06/2022

    » Perhaps Joe Biden's pursuit to engage more with Asia has just started. Just days after a trip to South Korea and Japan late last month, his first visit to Asia as US president, the 79-year-old leader followed up with a message that touched the hearts of millions of Asians, particularly those living in his country.


    Biden needs to do better in Asia

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 30/05/2022

    » When Joe Biden arrived in Asia last week for the first visit to the region of his presidency, he aimed to pick up where his predecessor left off. Landing in South Korea on May 20 as events in North Korea and the Ukraine crisis loomed large, Mr Biden then travelled to Tokyo for a meeting of an alliance of the US, Australia, Japan and India that aims to counter China's growing influence.


    Waiting for China

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2022

    » Since China began to open up and reform its economy in 1978, growth has averaged almost 10% a year, and more than 800 million people have been lifted out of poverty. There have also been significant improvements in access to health, education and other services, with the mainland now an upper-middle-income country.


    Time to move on from Zero Covid

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2022

    » It's finally time for Shanghai residents to breathe easier and feel a greater sense of freedom. After nearly two months of lockdown, the commercial hub of 25 million started to allow more people to go out to buy groceries for the first time last Thursday after a fifth straight day of no new Covid-19 infections outside quarantine areas.

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