Opinion

The Insensitivity Of Western Media

When reporting on any mass tragedy, a basic rule of journalism is to be sensitive to the victims and those who are grieving. Western media, which double as the international media, usually observe this rule at home but discard it when reporting on disasters in non-Western societies.

5 May 2021
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How Will The Digital Renminbi Change China?

While many central banks are still investigating the possibility of issuing a digital currency, China has rolled out a digital currency via a series of pilot programs since last year.

4 May 2021
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Philippines: Politicizing Community Pantries

One of the most telling and compelling impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is how it has magnified the gap between the “haves and the have-nots;” the disparity in the living conditions of the developed, developing, and underdeveloped countries across the globe; and how it has aggravated further the poverty situation of low-income families and individual across countries except of course in China which even amid the pandemic was able to defeat extreme poverty within its borders lifting around

2 May 2021
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Intellectual Property On COVID-19 Must Be Shared

The governments of South Africa, India, and dozens of other developing countries are calling for the rights on intellectual property (IP), including vaccine patents, to be waived to accelerate the worldwide production of supplies to fight COVID-19. They are absolutely correct. IP for fighting COVID-19 should be waived, and indeed actively shared among scientists, companies, and nations.

2 May 2021
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Turning Empty Spaces Into Urban Farms In Malaysia

As ordinary Malaysians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of empty shop lots continue to grow all over the capital city of Kuala Lumpur displaying signs that say “available for rent”. With the growing importance of food self-sufficiency, now is the time for Malaysia to turn empty spaces into urban farms – tackling food security related issues besides making good use of the existing space.Urban farming is the practice of cultivating, processing

1 May 2021
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Sino-Philippines Ties Under Duterte

Philippines and China have long shared histories, kinships, and cultural affinities, which could be traced back to pre-colonial times in the Philippines, meaning before the Spanish colonisation.

25 April 2021
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Five Post-COVID Key Energy Transition Lessons

Global energy transition has crossed many milestones over the past decade, surpassing most expectations. Thanks to technological innovation, entrepreneurship and risk-taking by policymakers and businesses, installed capacity has grown sevenfold for solar PV, and threefold for onshore wind since 2010. Once considered a pipedream, the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix is higher than fossil fuels in some countries.

25 April 2021
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ASEAN Needs A Green New Deal

Tropical cyclones that form over Southeast Asia’s Savu Sea do not typically hit land. But in early April, Cyclone Seroja created a path of destruction across Indonesian islands and East Timor. Within days, more than 200 people were dead or missing and 2,000 buildings damaged.

24 April 2021
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Will China Lead The Middle East?

United States (US) President Joe Biden has announced that he will withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by 11 September, finally ending his country’s longest war ever. The move was indicative of a broader shift by the US away from the Middle East – one that has been a long time coming. Will anyone take its place in the region?

20 April 2021
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ASEAN At The Centre Of EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Today, European Union (EU) Ministers launched the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. This strategy marks a major step in Europe’s steadily increasing engagement in a region that is the economic and strategic centre of gravity of today’s world.

19 April 2021
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