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In hiking the retirement age and extolling the benefits of an older workforce, Singapore sets a valuable example.
 
Pakistan's road to China has its bumps
With investment slumping and exports declining, Pakistan is increasingly banking on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to drive future growth.
 
It' s not often a senior U.N. official leaves a prepared and guarded script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council.
 
Thailand heaves a sigh of relief over the possible demise of the TPP. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's determination to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal will hurt the global trading system in the wake of previous World Trade Organization (WTO) failures to strike a new agreement on trade and investment liberalization.
 
The Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile and United Payments Interface, Digital India and mobile wallets have already laid the foundation, and the recent demonetization initiative can further facilitate the movement toward a cashless India. With a firm resolve, we can even become the first cashless country in the world.
 
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who is revered as the father of modern China throughout the Chinese-speaking world.
 
It could be the most scientific visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in history.
 
There has been widespread speculation about the incoming U.S. administration's policy and overall take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
 
When it comes to dealing with the Rohingya, a beleaguered Muslim community living in Myanmar, it seems both the formerly ruling military junta, and the present civilian setup under Aung San Suu Kyi, have a similar approach.
 
Many people ask me what is wrong with Taiwan politics. My answer is always the same: We don't have a leader. But I always add I take comfort in the fact that although Taiwan, with a population of 23 million people, certainly can't elect a good leader, the United States -- with a population 10 times as much -- has failed to elect a competent president for decades.
 
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