Secrets may be among the most valuable assets that governments have: the Trojan Horse, the Enigma code, the Manhattan Project, and surprise attacks such as Pearl Harbor, the Six-Day War, and the Yom Kippur War are just a few of the best-known examples.
President Xi Jinping hailed China's "reconstructive reforms" in a New Year speech, but the sorely needed changes could be put on ice in favour of averting a potentially devastating economic downturn.
Philippines is on the cusp of transformation. When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power, he initiated the “Build! Build! Build!” project to usher in a “golden age of infrastructure” for the Philippines.