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We’re not nearly ready for the ageing society

il y a 15 heures 52 min
As the dwindling workforce compounds looming challenges, there are examples of sound measures to follow
Catégories: Thai news

Yasukuni Shrine tributes not conducive to bettering ties

il y a 15 heures 52 min
By choosing to send his customary donation to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proved that old habits die hard.
Catégories: Thai news

Kofi Annan – a diplomatic rock star

il y a 15 heures 52 min
Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks. 
Catégories: Thai news

Is Duterte playing language-games?

il y a 15 heures 52 min
What makes President Duterte an interesting speaker is that, whatever the occasion, the audience never quite knows what to expect. His habit of discarding prepared speeches has become emblematic of this basic refusal to abide by the conventions of formal speech.
Catégories: Thai news

Fighting for justice in S Korea, where truth can be a crime

il y a 15 heures 52 min
Alleged Sex abusers are using legal actions to force their victims into silence
Catégories: Thai news

Animated future

il y a 15 heures 52 min
China can now add animation to the range of creative disciplines where its influence is growing on a global level.
Catégories: Thai news

Imran Khan takes a road paved with challenges and opportunities

il y a 15 heures 52 min
Pakistan has entered the administrative era of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The depths of desperation and despair have given rise to immense expectations. Deep reservations are being set aside to focus on “last chance” hopes for Pakistan.
Catégories: Thai news

More body blows for conventional broadcasters

sam, 18/08/2018 - 03:00
The social media have become dominant in reporting news and are now making inroads in sports
Catégories: Thai news

Fallacy of the US pitting Russia against China

ven, 17/08/2018 - 03:00
Ever since the end of the Cold War, the pundits and policymakers in Washington have suffered from raging attention deficit disorder.
Catégories: Thai news

Alibaba offers a model for helping rural poor

ven, 17/08/2018 - 03:00
Remoteness needn’t be a barrier to enjoying the benefits of e-commerce, as the Chinese example shows
Catégories: Thai news

Spirit of give and take needed in Japan-US trade talks

jeu, 16/08/2018 - 23:37
The Japanese and US governments have completed their first meeting for new ministerial-level trade talks.
Catégories: Thai news

Why is the Philippines lagging behind in Asean?

jeu, 16/08/2018 - 03:00
My last piece on how the Philippines remains the tailender among the five original Asean members – and now even including Vietnam – begs the question, why?
Catégories: Thai news

Chauvinists aggravating problem in South

jeu, 16/08/2018 - 03:00
The failure to reach an amicable solution to the dispute over some students wearing the veil points to an attitude problem
Catégories: Thai news

Is Hassan Rouhani the new Kim Jong-un?

mer, 15/08/2018 - 03:00
Don’t bet against Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani becoming best pals, hugging each other on a major world stage. We have seen what happened to Kim Jong-un, who had been ridiculed, vilified and dared to a nuclear showdown by the president of the United States, before both of them strolled along together like newlyweds. Actually, it has become kind of boring.
Catégories: Thai news

Japan, China need genuine reciprocal relationship

mer, 15/08/2018 - 03:00
Sunday marked the passage of 40 years since Japan and China signed the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty.
Catégories: Thai news

The ‘Battery of Asia’ could face a short-circuit

mer, 15/08/2018 - 03:00
Shaken by a deadly dam collapse, Laos needs to reconsider its long-term strategy
Catégories: Thai news

Import of N Korean coal by the South raises concerns

mar, 14/08/2018 - 03:00
There is a Korean saying that “the foot of the candle is dark”. It sometimes refers to a situation in which you are not well aware of something happening to you or what you are doing. The adage seems to fit well into the suspected South Korean imports of internationally banned North Korean coal. 
Catégories: Thai news

Japan’s defence plan headed in wrong direction

mar, 14/08/2018 - 03:00
Japan’s defence ministry held a ceremony in Yokohama on July 30 to name the country’s seventh Aegis escort warship; it has been named Maya and is likely to be commissioned around March 2020.
Catégories: Thai news

Enough studies – let’s help the Rohingya

mar, 14/08/2018 - 03:00
Politics and delaying tactics have gulled those who were earnest about ending the crisis
Catégories: Thai news

Why Thaksin’s latest pledge rings hollow

lun, 13/08/2018 - 03:00
True respect, not death, is what democracy wants
Catégories: Thai news