US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
China is stepping into a soft power vacuum created by the new US administration. Since Donald Trump was elected president, the country has eschewed soft power.
A pall of inaction and apathy hangs over Delhi’s reaction to its air pollution crisis.
While India struggles for answers to its urban air pollution crisis, Beijing is moving forward with strong resolve and effective policy.
As cities in developing countries - like Lagos in Nigeria, pictured here - grow, so do obesity risks.
Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.
An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant, Shanxi Province of China, 25 July 2017. The plant aims for a total capacity of 100MW upon completion.
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China has become a commanding authority in infrastructure and has the opportunity to shape global development in ways that may define the rest of the 21st century.
Satu-satunya kenangan. Foto Ali mengenakan baju Eropa dipotret di Singapura pada awal 1862.
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Hasil Wallace selama ekspedisi dan karya tulis ilmiahnya yang dihasilkannya mungkin akan sangat miskin bila tanpa bantuan dari Ali, asisten dari Melayu.
This is the only memory. The photo of Ali wearing European clothes was photographed in Singapore in 1862.
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Wallace's results during his expedition and his subsequent scientific writings would have been very much poorer were it not for the assistance of Ali.
New taxes on sugary drinks won’t alone solve obesity issues in Asia.
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To fight against obesity, a huge issue in Asia, governments must promote lifestyle changes through education and improve access to healthy foods.
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city in Tianjin Binhai New Area, China.
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Engineering solutions are popular interventions, but cities cannot simply pipe away flood risk. Chinese sponge cities offer a way forward.
A boy jumps from a water pipe into a canal as temperatures soar in New Delhi. Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for India’s capital.
Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for New Delhi, a city that could easily tackle its water crisis with greater effort.
Mothers are revered in Southeast Asia. But, when it comes to extremism, might they also be part of the problem?
Socioeconomic support is essential to help families resist the temptation of extremism.
Information technology-related services have been the growth engine of India’s exports.
India needs to improve connectivity infrastructure and industrial laws to raise its ranking in world trade.
Ratanpura Lake, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has almost completely dried up.
Hit by weak monsoons, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
Blockchain is an exciting technology, but for it to go mainstream governments must be able to regulate it.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
If the United States withdraws from or significantly alters NAFTA, Mexico has more options than it thinks — and potentially less to lose than its northern neighbour.
In Kutch, a dry region within Gujarat, fresh water is scarce and endangered by industrial pollution.
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
The court found that parents have a strong interest in a "genetic affinity" with their children, one that can merit compensation if subverted.
Tokyo turns out for its returning athletes after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Since the 1970s, several Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, have strongly increased their influence in the Olympic movement.
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the country’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership.
The agreement could be as good as dead, if, instead of pushing ahead without the US, its members decide to explore bilateral trade agreements with the country.
Bhutan hydropower potential could change around its position in South-Asian economics.
Bhutan and Nepal could change economic development in South Asia, thanks to their hydropower potential.
Countries looking to make new deals may be apprehensive about encountering political hostility akin to that garnered by the TPP.
A stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership opens the way for China, which was excluded from the agreement, to assume leadership in regional economic integration efforts in the Asia-Pacific.