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Taiwan, China and an Olympic-sized problem

If the People’s Republic of China sincerely wants to improve cross-strait relations and avoid provoking further expressions of Taiwanese nationalism, it would do well not to overlook this pride. The...

Can China’s companies be World Cup winners?

WITH football’s World Cup just a matter of weeks away, attention is turning towards host-country Russia. Back in 2009, when the country bid for the right to hold the 2018...

The military still holds all the levers in Burma’s future

NEARLY two and half years after the historic victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma’s (Myanmar’s) general election, the optimism regarding Myanmar’s long road...

Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors in Asean

ABOUT 10 percent of the world’s one billion smokers live in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).