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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney warns that, at the least, the lack of co-operation will hurt Asia's growth Fractious region risking conflict over resources Competition for strategic natural resources- including water, mineral ores and fossil fuels- has always played a significant role in shaping the terms of the international economic and political order. But now ...

  2. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Conservative countries limit their citizens' access to casinos to minimise the negative impact of betting while raising revenue Casinos playing it safe ... and communist Vietnam. Anyone, that is, except South Koreans, Nepalese or Vietnamese. For conservative Asian countries, the financial pros and social cons of casino gambling pose something of a dilemma ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... is salary, according to the study by human resources consultancy ECA International, which attributes this to high housing and education costs. Hong Kong also fell a place from last year in the value ... to companies expanding in second-tier cities, where living costs are lower. The average package for an expatriate middle manager in Japan is US$374,000, 20 per cent more than second-placed India, ...

  4. Groups go all out to save environment

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... Oliver To Protecting the environment is vital not only for maintaining the well-being of our lives, but for animals and marine species as well. There are many wildlife-related associations ... with the government for developing and implementing conservation policies and working with local divers to protect marine life and its habitat. Besides the WWF, the Hong Kong government and Ocean Park also ...

  5. On the watch

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... these tiger cubs' perspective, Asia faces unprecedented challenges. Despite the rosy picture of Asia's economic growth, many young Asians are uncertain that they will have better lives than ... for governments include establishing well-organised teaching programmes and fixing teacher absenteeism in more backward areas; shifting resources away from urban centres to avoid polarised development; ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong ranks 14th in world for cost of living

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 04:38pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Hong Kong moved up eight places from last year to become one of the top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest report . The EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2013 survey ranked Hong Kong 14th on a global scale and 4th in Asia, behind Singapore and Japan’s Osaka and Tokyo – the latter having edged Zurich off the top spot ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... appreciated. But this is on the back of current tensions. If a code of conduct is negotiated and if talks over mutually developing undersea resources in the area come to anything, Asian fears could ...

  8. Leaner, fitter

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... device, as the will to reorient the entire economy towards a more resource-preserving economic model (and therefore one in which people live within their means) is unlikely to be accepted ... capitalism for Asia will be a need to redefine human rights around the 'right to live'. This will entail starting with equal access to resources and making collective welfare a priority ...

  9. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Study finds Europe, Asia shared common language 15,000 years ago

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... "Everybody in Eurasia can trace their linguistic ancestry back to a group or groups … living around 15,000 years ago, probably in southern Europe, as the ice sheets were retreating," Reading ...

  10. Magazines - Style

    Open for business

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by SS

    ... change of course, but Krissada Sukosol Clapp has never lived a conventional life. As one of the heirs to Thailand's famed Sukosol Hotel dynasty, the 41-year-old entrepreneur studied ... are doctors. I never thought I'd become a hotelier but law wasn't much fun so I decided to restore this cute conservation building in what was then Chinatown's red light area. ...




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