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The true enemy in climate change

LAST week’s truce on US-China trade disputes at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires has only temporarily put aside the underlying tension and differences of views across the Pacific.

Crossing the Pacific by feeling the stones

THE Chinese have a saying that arose from the Long March – crossing the river by feeling the stones.

The never ending Trump campaign

ELECTIONS are supposed to be a period of exciting campaigns, after which everyone goes back to business as usual.

Things fall apart

Think Asian - By Andrew Sheng
THE year 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In 1919, the poet WB Yeats wrote these famous lines in his poem The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

Boiling frog syndrome – true or alternative fact?

AS every banker and policy maker converge into Bali this weekend for the World Bank-IMF annual meetings, everyone is asking how should we all respond to the daily changes that the world seems to be going through at all levels?

Khazanah to see foreign appointments

PETALING JAYA: State-owned investment arm Khazanah Nasional Bhd could see some foreign appointments to its board of directors as part of its strategy to tap on diverse expertise.

Sources say one of these appointments could be that of a Chinese national who is the founder of one of China’s largest artificial intelligence firms which also happens to have the backing of e-commerce giant, Alibaba.  It it materialises, the appointment would also largely be in line with Khazanah’s emphasis on Chinese investments, one source points out.

Open society and closed minds

Think Asian by Andrew Sheng
WHY is it that in the last days of September, 10 years after the failure of Lehman Brothers, the world feels as if it is a dangerous place?

Malaysia at 55

WAS it only 55 years ago when Malaysia was formed on Sept 16, 1963?

Complex equation: Malaysia is an example where identity politics has made nationhood much more complex.

Remembering 1968

THIS year, baby boomers born after the Second World War like myself remember the 50th anniversary of 1968, when many of us came of age.

Competition and conflict in knowledge economies

IT’S not a trade war, stupid!