Asian Editors Circle

Asian Editors Circle

Seeking happiness the Bhutanese way

People and organisation in many countries around the world claim to have adopted Bhutan’s human development vision of Gross National Happiness (GNH).

4y ago

Is the future truly Asian?

This is a question that is at the heart of the tensions across the Pacific. To Parag Khanna, author of The Future Is Asian, the answer is almost self-evident. However, if you read his book carefully, you will find that he thinks global power will be shared between Asian and Western

4y ago

New chapter emerging as East meets West again

And so we have come to the end of the End of History.

4y ago

Fragile wings, cloudy skies

To the uninitiated observer, the recent announcement of India’s civil aviation regulator that domestic airlines had registered growth of 2.62 percent in the first five months of 2019 in comparison to 2018 may suggest cloudless skies.

4y ago

Tea and wine, and the twain shall meet

During one of his visits to Europe, President Xi Jinping referred to tea and wine as beverages symbolising the difference and compatibilities between Chinese and European cultures. Indeed, a cross-civilisation perspective better reflects the new dimension of China-Europe relations in recent years.

4y ago

Forging community ties, one friendly gesture at a time

Singapore is well known for its Third to First World economic transformation, its efficient, effective government, as well as for being a fine, clean and green city. The annual Shangri-La Dialogue, when defence chiefs from many countries gather on the island to thrash out the geopolitical issues

4y ago

King Bhumibol sowed the seeds of a new economic doctrine

If one looks too close, one can miss the big, overall picture. Too far out and important details can go unnoticed.

6y ago

Moderation, a wilting hallmark of Malaysia

Throughout the months of September and October, the uproar in Malaysian society in the run-up to the 14th general elections that could be called anytime now, has been energised by controversies such as one over a proposed beer...

6y ago

Can the world hold Duterte to account?

Against the illegal drugs trade in his country, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has let slip the dogs of war — and the havoc includes thousands of dead Filipinos, most of them poor.

7y ago

New ways to deliver good journalism

When Pope Francis met United States President Donald Trump last month at the Vatican, he urged him to be a man of peace.

7y ago

The China Post begins a new journey

On May 15, The China Post published its 23,621st issue, its final print edition after 65 years.

7y ago

Revolution 4.0: Challenges to inclusive growth

The pervasive sentiment of Asian financial leaders and economists who gathered for the ADB's 50th annual meeting in Yokohama in

7y ago

The negative impact of fake news

Fake news spread during the presidential election of the United States caught global attention last year. The fake news went viral and shocked the public.

7y ago

Did the US just say 'pivot'?

The hand-wringers of the past five months who forlornly expected that wider Asia was poised to be cashed out by an America under President Donald Trump are probably breathing a bit easier lately.

7y ago

Myanmar's policy shifts towards major powers

Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

7y ago

Preserving Indonesia's diversity

Irrespective of the result, the Jakarta gubernatorial election on April 19 will leave a bitter aftertaste that could have consequences on

7y ago

Asia's search for cultural-intellectual rejuvenation

If Asian economies, especially cities, do not begin the search for modernity and moderate values and beliefs in earnest, they will be overwhelmed by the forces of extremism, domestic or imported.

7y ago

PM's crucial India visit

Sheikh Hasina's upcoming visit to India during April 7-10 is turning out to be perhaps her most important bilateral visit to a country that surrounds Bangladesh from three sides, making it the only neighbour in all but physical sense.

7y ago
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