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China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve As A Warning About TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.

Singapore at 50: Where Did the Years Go?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Pranay Gupte

I was barely 17 years old when I first visited Southeast Asia from my native India. Singapore existed then as a small port and entrepôt, a neglected tendril of Malaysia's 14 states. I could have scarcely imagined then that Singapore would become one of the world's most modern states.

Singapore's Complex Political Legacy Has an Uncertain Future

Anthony Saich | Posted 08.07.2016 | World
Anthony Saich

Not since the ancient era of city-states has a leader such as Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew exerted such a disproportionate influence on the global stage. But there is a growing call for a change in the way government he left behind operates and how inclusive it will be. Can it adapt?

What Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore Model Can Teach American Politicians

Ali Wyne | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Ali Wyne

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore model offers several lessons for the U.S. Most importantly, Republicans and Democrats should remember that America's perch in world affairs will be compromised if its leaders subordinate the advancement of the national interest to the waging of ideological battles.

In China, The Communist Party Rubber Hits The Capitalist Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Decades into reform, this is finally where the Communist Party rubber hits the capitalist road and a restless public connected by social networks. The nemesis undoing its capacity to stem volatility and maintain stability through traditional hierarchical control is the democratization of information.

Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance

Graham Allison | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Graham Allison

Since most theories of governance hold that good performance requires Western-style democracy, Singapore's record over five decades presents a challenge.

Why Singapore Is the World's Most Successful Society

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is one of the best places to be born in and to live in. Quite amazingly, a society destined to fail in 1965 has become one of the world's greatest success stories.

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Why Singapore at 50 Is Like a Banyan Tree, a Bonsai and Nanotechnology

George Yeo | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
George Yeo

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is only what it is because it is diverse. There is one requirement to being Singaporean: a new citizen has to enlarge his heart and broaden his mind to embrace those who are different from him.

Thinking Slowly About Education in Singapore

Fernando Reimers | Posted 07.31.2016 | Education
Fernando Reimers

This year I was honored to be appointed the CJ Koh Visiting Professor at Singapore's National Institute of Education. In my research on how different ...

Young and Entrepreneurial: How Former Consultants Turned Startup Founders Will and Fei Are Tackling the Quarter Life Crisis

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

You can call them the hipsters, the millennials, the crazy ones, the ex-consultants, the immigrants but the Quarter Life Crisis (QLC) team has found a problem they want to solve.

Why Democracy Isn't for Everyone, at Least in Singapore

Michelle Toh | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Michelle Toh

When Lee Kuan Yew died this year, questions rang out across the globe: was this the end of an era? More specifically, would it be the end of the only style of governance Singapore has known?

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

14 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Singapore

College Tourist | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist's Summer Team of Student Travel Bloggers.Live like a local, explore like a traveler in Singapore. Get outdoors. Nicole Darian, Un...

9 Reasons to Visit Singapore in 2015

Viator | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Viator

While the street food and hawker stalls are a must-try on your Singapore holiday, food travelers should delve deeper and look at Singapore's fine dining scene. There are a number of award-winning chefs opening restaurants in Singapore, and some lesser-known chefs knocking it out of the park.

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.

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Peter Neill | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

As we continue to consider the prospect for global water resources, we need first to make a major adjustment to how we measure the water we use, how w...

Confronting China Over Other Nations' Territorial Disputes: Not in America's Interest

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

None of the claims generating so much controversy is worth war. China is carefully using "salami tactics," successively grabbing small pieces of a larger whole to avoid a conflict. But who is prepared to fight even for the larger whole?

LGBT Rights Rally In Deeply-Divided Singapore Sees Record Turnout

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE, June 13 (Reuters) - Singapore's Pink Dot gay rights rally drew a record number of participants on Saturday, ...

Places To Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).

An Afternoon With Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Read More: Singapore, World News
Patrick Daniel

Fifty years after Singapore's Independence, its Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam shared the lessons learned from his nation's struggles and successes in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium.

Singapore Teen Blogger Found Guilty Of Insulting Christians

USA Today | Jane Onyanga-Omara & Elizabeth Weise | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion

A teenage blogger from Singapore has been found guilty of insulting Christians and of distributing an obscene image of the country’s founding father...

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change,...

Philippines' Economic Development and the 'Pacquiao Paradox': Shining Individually, Whimpering Collectively

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

Sustained economic development doesn't take place in a vacuum. For the Philippines to become a true "tiger economy" in the coming decades, it has to also experience some changes in its cultural foundations.

Construction Worker Saves Toddler Dangling From Building Ledge

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News

A migrant construction worker in Singapore has been dubbed a hero after he was captured on camera rescuing a 3-year-old girl who was dangling precario...