The China puzzle in Asia

The China puzzle in Asia

China is rising! This remarkable event, which is hardly surprising because the process has been underway for at least forty years, is causing great excitement in Australia and elsewhere. In some circles, China’s strong economic growth and international activities have given rise to much concern. One prominent diagram in the Australian Government’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, for example, suggested that by […]

Asia's young rich people active in philanthropy

Asia's young rich people active in philanthropy

Philanthropy in Asia has long been about simply writing cheques – some extremely large – but a new generation is re-writing that rule book in dramatic and effective ways. Take Mr Jeremy Nguyen-Phuong. He was just 13 when he decided to create a project to help out the less privileged in his native Vietnam. TO […]

Tackling an Aging Asia: A Report on the Asian Impact Dialogue

Tackling an Aging Asia: A Report on the Asian Impact Dialogue

A Response to the “Silver Surge” in Asia As the world faces unprecedented growth in its elderly population, Asia grapples with an even more rapid expansion of this demographic sector. Asian nations are now looking toward a future of super-aged societies in which over one-fifth of the population is aged 65 and up. In response to […]

Asia Argento posts Instagram stories with her 'Berlin Sisterhood'

Asia Argento posts Instagram stories with her 'Berlin Sisterhood'

Asia Argento took to social media this weekend to share more encouraging words as she continues to cope with the suicide of boyfriend Anthony Bourdain. The Italian actress, who is spending time with friends in Berlin after Bourdain’s remains were cremated in France, shared three separate snapshots that showed her holding her hands on her legs […]

Republicans buck Trump on Korea troop pullout talk

Republicans buck Trump on Korea troop pullout talk

South Korean army soldiers stand guard inside a guard post behind ribbons hanging on a wire fence wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom on May 16. | Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo Republicans and defense experts are warning that President Donald Trump’s idea […]

With US-NKorea summit over, US envoy to brief Asia allies

With US-NKorea summit over, US envoy to brief Asia allies

The top U.S. diplomat jetted to South Korea on Wednesday for talks as America’s Asian allies try to parse the implications of the unprecedented summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, which ended with a renewed commitment for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula but also a pledge by Trump to […]

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