China has its eye on technological dominance.
Now is the time for China to put its technological and diplomatic skills on display in its quest for superpower status.
Australia will have to regulate its considerable shipping industry.
Until now, the international shipping industry has been excluded from the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol, despite its major contribution to global emissions.
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
Artificial islands can cause huge environmental issues for coastlines.
The Forest City Project
Artificial islands that are now mushrooming across the ocean are regarded as 'engineering marvels'. But, little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.
A woman walks past a Mahindra e2o electric car during a media preview in Bengaluru.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
Banyak kota di dunia bergelut dengan masalah urbanisasi, di sisi lain ada beberapa kota yang penduduknya justru menyusut.
Masalah urbanisasi masih jadi perhatian banyak negara, tapi yang sebaliknya sudah dialami kota lainya: deurbanisasi. Bagaimana kota-kota yang ditinggalkan penduduknya mengelola dirinya yang menyusut?
Parts of the world are grappling with the urbanisation problem but some other parts experience the opposite: their cities are shrinking.
Urbanisation has been a well-established trend and for some countries will continue to be. But some others experience the opposite, resulting in underused and abandoned infrastructure.
China and South Korea will need to learn from other refugee emergencies by making three key policy decisions.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
The 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong against ‘Chinese-style democracy’ laid bare democracy’s contested meanings.
Uncertainty is built into democracy, but we are seeing more talk of crisis and more attempts at redefinition. So where does this leave citizens who want to have a meaningful say in how they live?
Penduduk kota-kota di negara berkembang - seperti Lagos di Nigeria, gambar di atas - tumbuh, jadi berisiko obesitas.
Krisis ini akan menguji tekad politik pemerintah yang secara historis fokus pada pemberantasan kelaparan. Gaya hidup urban menyumbang kegendutan.
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.
Wallace Memorial Fund
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.