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We have seen it time and time again -- powerful political or business figures in tracksuits, leading workout campaigns, be it jogging or aerobics, only for the activities to end up as an exercise in futility.
 
In May 2006, then-President Chen Shui-bian attended his Costa Rican counterpart Oscar Arias' inauguration in San Jose.
 
The battering that the president of National Taiwan University (NTU) has been taking these days for allegations of academic dishonesty is now a sad fact of life for him personally.
 
The core integrity required of the media in a functioning political system has come to the fore again with accusations that social media giants such as Facebook and Google provide a platform for fake news.
 
Bad vibrations, as hip types used to say way back in the 1960s.
 
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.
 
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