Opinion

Opinion | What does the parliamentary election result mean for Sri Lanka?

The West will have to rethink its Sri Lanka strategy, while the Rajapaksas will have to choose the straight and narrow path with China and other countries.

7 Aug 2020 - 7:21PM
Opinion | Coronavirus: We need social crusaders like Biji who saved me from TB

My mother Biji imposed strict rules in our home after my father contracted TB in the 1950s. People like her can convince those nonchalant about face masks or social distancing to cooperate.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:47PM
Opinion | China-Pakistan Economic Corridor faces new risks from militancy

Observers are questioning if militant groups are receiving external backing in their bid to launch attacks aimed at disrupting the US$62 billion megaproject.

7 Aug 2020 - 11:00AM
Opinion | Can China’s ‘community of shared future’ grow in Malaysia?

The Southeast Asian nation’s Malay Muslim and Chinese Confucian communities are at odds, but have much common ground to work with.

6 Aug 2020 - 11:03AM
Opinion | What does a pandemic smell like? Dogs become latest weapon against virus

These detector dogs are trained using sweat samples from people infected with Covid-19.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:05AM
Abacus | Why China’s threats against HSBC ring hollow – for now

China’s stalling efforts to internationalise the renminbi means it needs HSBC to provide international access. So, are those HK$35 shares a bargain? Not so fast

3 Aug 2020 - 10:03AM
Opinion | UK should shed its China obsession to seize the moment in Indo-Pacific

Post-Brexit Britain needs to move away from its China-centric policy and step up trade engagements in the region, which offers potential for win-win economic gains.

2 Aug 2020 - 7:00PM
China Briefing | Close Uygur camps, dial back ‘wolf warriors’: how China can win support

‘There is a growing suspicion that Washington is laying a trap.’

1 Aug 2020 - 10:07AM
Asian Angle | Britain thinks China is the new USSR or Japan. It needs to rethink

Could Britons one day gossip about China’s governors, share videos on Youku and monitor trends in Chongqing – while also speaking up on Hong Kong?

31 Jul 2020 - 7:48PM
Opinion | It’s Malaysian election fever again – but no vote for anyone under 21

As nations from Japan to Canada have shown, there are no losers from having more young voters – and there is only stability for Putrajaya to gain.

31 Jul 2020 - 12:11PM
Asian Angle | As US-China rivalry grows, which Asia battles will they pick to fight?

A sharp increase in US-China rivalry has shifted the focus of geopolitical competition to Asia, but which areas will the two powers devise as their proxy battlefields?

31 Jul 2020 - 9:02AM
Opinion | Can Singapore maintain its sweet spot between China and the US