Renown Scholar Wang Gungwu on China


July 22, 2017 Renown Scholar Wang Gungwu on China Understanding China is critical since it is a dominant player in our part of the world and a global power with a well articulated agenda for regional stability. As a member of G-20, it is building strategic partners in ASEAN, Latin America, the EU, Russia, and … Continue reading

Malaysia’s Music Man–Dato’ Ooi Eow Jin


July 22, 2017 Malaysia’s Music Man–Dato’ Ooi Eow Jin by Jon Chew http://poskod.my/features/malaysias-forgotten-music-man/ This hotel pianist once wrote songs for Sudirman and toured with P. Ramlee. Jon Chew tells  his extraordinary story. Dato’Ooi Eow Jin, pianist at the Hotel Majestic. Photo by Stacy Liu. At three o’clock, Tuesdays to Sundays, underneath the gold-leaf dome roof … Continue reading

Trump and the Truth About Climate Change


July 22, 2017 Trump and the Truth About Climate Change by Joseph E. Stiglitz http://www.project-syndicate.com Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, the United States took another major step toward establishing itself as a rogue state on June 1, when it withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. For years, Trump has indulged the strange conspiracy theory that, … Continue reading

Demise of Liu Xiaobo: a case of lose-lose for China


July 21, 2017 Demise of Liu Xiaobo: a case of lose-lose for China by Kerry Brown http://asaa.asn.au/demise-liu-xiaobo-case-lose-lose-china/ China’s treatment of its Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer, literary critic, and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, raises difficult and penetrating questions, writes Kerry Brown The loss of Liu Xiaobo is a tragedy. For him, a personal tragedy … Continue reading

The Quiet Demise of Austerity


July 21, 2017 The Quiet Demise of Austerity by James McCormack James McCormack is Managing Director and Global Head of the Sovereign and Supranational Group at Fitch Ratings. https://www.project-syndicate.org It has been several years since policymakers seriously discussed the merits of fiscal austerity. Debates about the potential advantages of using stimulus to boost short-term economic … Continue reading

Trump’s enfeebled America stands alone


July 20, 2017 Trump’s enfeebled America stands alone Economic change has affected other countries, but they have managed globalisation by Martin Sanbu@www.ft.com Donald Trump with his Foreign Policy Novice, SIL Jared Kushner The US President used to be thought of as the leader of the free world. America’s western friends are finding that they can … Continue reading