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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).

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

New chapter emerging as East meets West again

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

ASEAN's march into the digital economy

ASEAN was born literally out of the ashes of colonialism and the Vietnam War. It started as a security pact, but gradually evolved into an economic and financial community that is not yet a cultural common, mainly because of its celebrated diversity.

A question of fair play

Around this time last year, Malaysians were on an emotional roller coaster that ranged from excitement, nervous hope, disappointment to unexpected joy. But it was all good because they were rooting for the same thing: their athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic gold.

Make code of conduct negotiations count

In 1986, the then Philippine President Corazon Aquino met with China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping to discuss the South China Sea issue.

May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017

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.

May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017

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

May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017

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.

April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017

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.

April 23, 2017
April 23, 2017

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.

April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017

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

April 8, 2017
April 8, 2017

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.

March 26, 2017
March 26, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017

Time to sever ties with Pyongyang

Serves North Korea right. Its Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un wanted his half-brother dead and his lackeys decided to do the dastardly deed in Malaysia.

March 11, 2017
March 11, 2017

Just an ordinary journalist

We are inheritors of a glorious legacy and bound by the rigours of a demanding craft. We are not hoodlums who threaten to rape or maim those we don't like or shout out those we disagree with. The best of us err, sometimes grievously, but have learnt that making amends can be uplifting.