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  • TRAVEL

    Visitors throng Delhi to trace Gandhi's footsteps

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 08/04/2019

    » Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the guiding light of India's freedom struggle against the British Empire, lived in Delhi for only 720 days. But during that brief stay he left his mark on numerous locations that today draw throngs of tourists seeking to follow in his footsteps through the capital.

  • BUSINESS

    How Western transparency helps fuel Chinese repression

    Asia focus, Published on 08/04/2019

    » Despite repeated efforts by the Beijing government to stimulate the Chinese economy, the country's animal spirits remain depressed. And one unexpected reason for this may be the automatic exchange of financial information between the world's major economies, which is allowing the Communist Party of China to learn about the bank accounts that Chinese residents hold overseas.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Healthy outcomes

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 08/04/2019

    » When your goal is to make a meaningful impact in the world, you usually think less about yourself and your status, but focus more on the elements that will truly make a difference.

  • BUSINESS

    Scholars and dollars

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 08/04/2019

    » When the international school market specialist ISC Research looked into its crystal ball in 2012, it predicted that the world would have 11,000 international schools serving 6.2 million students by 2022.

  • NEWS

    Travel with care

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/04/2019

    » For many developing countries, tourism is a major contributor to economic growth, alleviating poverty and creating employment for women and young people, mostly in remote areas.

  • OPINION

    Adjusting to the new world of work

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/04/2019

    » Waking up on my first morning in Las Vegas, where the time is 14 hours behind Thailand, was not easy. Cup of coffee in hand, I walked past a group of senior citizens wearing red long-sleeved T-shirts outside a large conference hall. They were event ambassadors, hired to welcome and guide participants from all over the world, and the sight of their smiling faces helped to bring me awake. What a pleasant start to the day: I get to experience human interaction and some seniors have a chance to earn extra income, I was telling myself.

  • BUSINESS

    Facing down China

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/04/2019

    » Repression at home, assertiveness in disputed territory on its doorstep, and expansion of soft power, economic and technological influence worldwide have all become hallmarks of confident China in the 21st century.

  • OPINION

    Time to embrace diversity

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 01/04/2019

    » We are living in the golden age of information, where technology allows us to broaden our horizons, acquire knowledge and connect with billions of people around the world with the click of a button. Access to unlimited and instant information is transforming the way we live, work and play.

  • NEWS

    Cautious neighbours

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 01/04/2019

    » "Good relations with China are essential," Thaung Tun, Myanmar's economic tsar, told Asia Focus recently. That relationship is the key to Myanmar's development and security, he added. "But that relationship won't supersede or override Myanmar's own national interests, though Beijing's position will always be of utmost importance."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Saved by the scooter

    Asia focus, Published on 01/04/2019

    » The sight of former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt gliding in on an electric scooter to cast his vote at a school in Ekamai district of Bangkok recently reminded me of a conversation I had with Zachary Wang, the co-founder of Neuron Mobility.

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