Why inequality, and not just poverty, matters to Singapore

On June 1, Dr Yaron Brook, the chairman of the California-based Ayn Rand Institute, and Mr Don Watkins, a senior fellow at the same...

Restoring calm and trust in Hong Kong

After over a week of angry mass demonstrations, the question that arises is what might qualify as a happy ending to Hong Kong's worst...

Next pandemic’s new front – fake news

When the next pandemic strikes, we will be fighting it on two fronts.The first is the one you think about immediately, understanding the disease,...

When dead companies don’t die

The United States' recovery from the great recession recently turned 10 years old, matching the longest American expansion since records were first kept in...

Cyber attacks make smart grids look dumb

Imagine if your thermostat led to a region-wide power blackout. It's a scenario that's looking increasingly plausible.Argentina isn't ruling out a cyber attack as...

Online users ridicule Heng Swee Keat’s comment on work-life balance for young couples

The Government will soon be introducing a series of dialogues to help find solutions for young parents to strike a balance between work and...

Why Legend Of Mir v China copycats is more than a video game battle

In The Legend Of Mir, warriors and sorcerers battle creatures from an ancient universe. Now, WeMade's long-time video game hit is at the centre...

Resisting the polarising pull of US-China rivalry

I always look forward to visiting the United States, especially in May. The tone of the conversations is hard to match and the language...

Workplace safety has high challenges

The issue of safety at workplaces has surfaced again after a security guard died while trying to keep two people away from an area...

What the Hong Kong protests say about Beijing’s promises

The focus of the current tumult in Hong Kong over its extradition Bill has been on the unhappiness of the Hong Kong people over...

Hong Kong, Taiwan and the hope for a better China

Nothing better captures the difference between Hong Kong and China than the annual commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre that takes place on June...

Netizens displeased with DPM Heng’s statement that GST would be up to 15% if...

While speaking at the Building our Future of Singapore Together dialogue at the Singapore Management University School of Law on Saturday (15 June), Deputy...

The mysterious Katie Jones and other social media menaces

LONDON • The recently concluded European parliamentary elections were the first sizeable polls anywhere in the world in which teams of specialists were on...

Time for cool heads in the Middle East

As if things were not tense enough in the Middle East, it now looks as though the region - and beyond - is set...

The choice for S-E Asia isn’t between the US and China

At the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue, the premier annual defence and security meeting in the Asia-Pacific, concern about growing US-China rivalry was palpable. Senior officials...

Flying taxis will bring traffic jams to the sky

When Rick Deckard, hero of the 1982 science-fiction film Blade Runner, gazes down at a futuristic Los Angeles from a flying police car, a...

When a pig virus may be a bigger worry than Trump’s tantrums

Smack in the middle of a trade war with the US, China is facing a food shortage that is raising prices for consumers. If...

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