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Opinion | How Singapore can draw the right lessons from the coronavirus crisis

The Singapore government made three important mistakes in its Covid-19 response, and attributing blame correctly will inform future decisions.

16 Apr 2020 - 7:07AM

The Singapore government made three important mistakes in its Covid-19 response, and attributing blame correctly will inform future decisions.

How Singapore can draw the right lessons from the coronavirus crisis
Opinion | The coronavirus has shown us the global economic system is no longer fit for purpose

Lockdowns and shutdowns imposed to deal with the pandemic have taken a huge toll on every major economy – and exiting them provides an opportunity to rethink our overly networked world.

3 Apr 2020 - 9:41AM

Lockdowns and shutdowns imposed to deal with the pandemic have taken a huge toll on every major economy – and exiting them provides an opportunity to rethink our overly networked world.

The coronavirus has shown us the global economic system is no longer fit for purpose
Opinion | Coronavirus: is aggressive containment the most appropriate policy response?

Measures taken to stem the outbreak’s spread, though effective in the short term, may lead to disastrous consequences, say Xun Wu and Donald Low.

9 Mar 2020 - 9:50AM

Measures taken to stem the outbreak’s spread, though effective in the short term, may lead to disastrous consequences, say Xun Wu and Donald Low.

Coronavirus: is aggressive containment the most appropriate policy response?
Opinion | Why we might have to accept that this new coronavirus could be here to stay

Comparisons to Sars are understandable, as is the public’s reaction to the outbreak, but fear and containment cannot work in the long run, says Donald Low.

1 Mar 2020 - 5:39PM

Comparisons to Sars are understandable, as is the public’s reaction to the outbreak, but fear and containment cannot work in the long run, says Donald Low.

Why we might have to accept that this new coronavirus could be here to stay
On Reflection | China beware, the road to an open financial system is paved with Asian casualties

From Japan’s burst bubble to Thailand’s battered baht, past attempts at financial liberalisation by Asian economies highlight the pitfalls ahead for Beijing.

23 Dec 2019 - 12:11PM

From Japan’s burst bubble to Thailand’s battered baht, past attempts at financial liberalisation by Asian economies highlight the pitfalls ahead for Beijing.

China beware, the road to an open financial system is paved with Asian casualties
On Reflection | The Hong Kong protests are a political crisis – and a huge opportunity for the government

Crises are an invaluable opportunity to remake organisational habits that are no longer fit for purpose, and the current situation in Hong Kong is a chance to embark on socioeconomic policy and institutional reforms, writes Donald Low

31 Aug 2019 - 11:54AM

Crises are an invaluable opportunity to remake organisational habits that are no longer fit for purpose, and the current situation in Hong Kong is a chance to embark on socioeconomic policy and institutional reforms, writes Donald Low

The Hong Kong protests are a political crisis – and a huge opportunity for the government
On Reflection | Could psychology have helped Carrie Lam avoid Hong Kong’s extradition bill fiasco?

From confirmation bias to risk aversion, behavioural science principles shed light on Hongkongers’ reactions to the controversial extradition law.

7 Jul 2019 - 12:50PM

From confirmation bias to risk aversion, behavioural science principles shed light on Hongkongers’ reactions to the controversial extradition law.

Could psychology have helped Carrie Lam avoid Hong Kong’s extradition bill fiasco?
Analysis | Why Hong Kong cannot copy Singapore’s approach to public housing

Hong Kong’s struggles to house its population don’t just stem from its shortage of land, and looking to the Lion City as a model is unrealistic.

19 Dec 2019 - 10:02AM

Hong Kong’s struggles to house its population don’t just stem from its shortage of land, and looking to the Lion City as a model is unrealistic.

Why Hong Kong cannot copy Singapore’s approach to public housing
Opinion | Why Hong Kong and Singapore should tax wealth more

Neither needs the money; both need to address rising inequality

11 Mar 2019 - 9:29AM

Neither needs the money; both need to address rising inequality

Why Hong Kong and Singapore should tax wealth more
Opinion | Why Hong Kong should accept e-cigarettes if it wants a smoke-free future

Critics see vaping as a gateway drug, but they forget this gate swings both ways. For many smokers, it is a stepping stone to kicking their addiction

19 Feb 2019 - 9:14AM

Critics see vaping as a gateway drug, but they forget this gate swings both ways. For many smokers, it is a stepping stone to kicking their addiction

Why Hong Kong should accept e-cigarettes if it wants a smoke-free future
Asian Angle | Celebrating Raffles: For Singapore, embracing democratic accountability might not be a bad idea

Free trade, the rule of law, a functioning civil service … Singapore owes much to the legacy of British colonialism. Two hundred years since Raffles landed, it’s time the Lion City embraced another British idea: democratic accountability

6 Feb 2019 - 3:35PM

Free trade, the rule of law, a functioning civil service … Singapore owes much to the legacy of British colonialism. Two hundred years since Raffles landed, it’s time the Lion City embraced another British idea: democratic accountability

Celebrating Raffles: For Singapore, embracing democratic accountability might not be a bad idea