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.

5y 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.

5y 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

5y 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

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.

7y ago

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.

7y ago

Wishful thinking on Code of Conduct for South China Sea

After years of negotiations, Asean and China signed the Declaration on the Conduct which cited that the contracting parties should exercise restraint in activities that could complicate or escalate disputes.

7y ago

Countries should prepare to tackle the new Trump administration

It's official. A new world order, aka, the Trump Order, has been set in motion.

7y ago

New thinking needed to retain talent

Brain drain seems to be an obstacle in Malaysia's development. Moves by Malaysians leaving home to seek greener pasture have never been stopped.

7y ago

Six-point Asean secrets Trump should know

New United States President Donald Trump must be “fantastically” happy with a “wonderful” Asean because it is the only “great” regional organisation that has no military might and has not been at war. The problem is, he might not know about the grouping at all.

7y ago

TPP's demise sounds no death knell

The final doomsday countdown has begun for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

7y ago

Cash-starved India assesses its pain

Two months after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the controversial decision to withdraw currency notes of Rupees 500 (USD 7.4) and 1,000 from circulation his country is still reeling from the effects.

7y ago

The problems behind Taiwan's 'Nazi parade' scandal

A school event in Taiwan came to the forefront of international media last week. A group of students from a private high school wore self-fashioned Nazi uniforms and wielded swastika banners at their school's “Christmas and Thanksgiving Costume Parade” on December 23.

7y ago

The Pakistani who missed the Nobel

Looking through the list of Asia's greats who passed away in the year past, it is impossible to escape a sense of awe at their accomplishments even as you are struck by the realisation that ultimately, everyone is mortal.

7y ago
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