Staying connected at a roadside cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. The nation of about 100 million people has embraced free-market reforms over the past few decades, leading to surging growth. Photo: Bloomberg
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Why Asean holds the edge in a digital future: it’s the youth factor

  • Whether it is building a digital economy or preparing for climate change, nations like Vietnam and Indonesia are busy putting long-term plans into action
  • They have a trump card in the form of their youthful, digitally savvy and upwardly mobile populations

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Staying connected at a roadside cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. The nation of about 100 million people has embraced free-market reforms over the past few decades, leading to surging growth. Photo: Bloomberg
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