The Chinese Communist Party seeks to shape public opinion and national identity in Singapore. The city-state’s citizens represent the strongest line of defence.
Singapore’s road to water security holds one major lesson to other nations: technology alone is not enough.
Spurred by fintech’s success in consumer markets and stronger regulatory frameworks, more businesses are turning to fintech products to meet their financial demands.
Southeast Asia’s drug trade is booming—seizures of meth in ASEAN have tripled in the last five years. The region’s drug problem is shaped by ineffective law enforcement and wealth inequality and now threatens sustainable development.
A recent Wall Street Journal report uncovered a secret agreement between China and Cambodia which would see Beijing assume partial control of Ream naval base. The road to this critical juncture is littered with missed diplomatic opportunities.
Despite being the backbone of the regional economy, SMEs in Southeast Asia have long suffered from a lack of financing opportunities. The advent of fintech is set to fill the credit dearth.
At Education International’s 8th World Congress, democracy and human rights issues were front and centre. In a region mired in autocracy and rights abuses, the promotion of critical thinking will be crucial for democratic change.
With 658 robots per 10,000 human workers, Singapore already boasts the world’s second-highest robot density. In coping with Industry 4.0 and the rise of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), the Singaporean workforce faces an increasingly volatile future.
Monsoon rains and a lack of adequate precautions is leading to a spike in cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever. Governments and international organisations should recalibrate their efforts to mitigate future epidemics.
Merchants in Vietnam don’t like credit cards, and they are not alone. Vendors across the world are refusing to serve credit card customers.