The government should seize the opportunity to build a post-pandemic Malaysia free from the malaise that has been inflicted for too long.
The city needs economic diversification, and young Hongkongers can play an active part in its development through sharing the responsibility for change, but there need to be more avenues where they can set the agenda and determine priorities for the good of their neighbourhoods and districts
World's largest shopping festival epitomizes the existing economic model that underprices natural resources.
The election of Joe Biden is a chance to reset the relationship between Washington and Beijing. The world's problems will only be solved in both these powers find a way to cooperate.
American pre-eminence was sustained by a grand bargain: it could sit at the top if it did not abuse its position – or it kept its abuse to bearable levels. Now that it no longer wants to behave responsibly, a more multipolar world which works for the benefit of all must be devised.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution can't be a panacea for the problems caused by our obsession with unchecked economic growth. We need instead a concerted effort to reset our economic systems and make some hard choices about our future paths.
It is time investors, entrepreneurs, and capitalists of all stripes get reacquainted with foundational technologies that improve societal resilience and sustainability. Public policy is critical.
The pandemic has highlighted the inequality that defines big cities and should make us rethink our attitude to them.
China’s contribution in these areas will shape the next 50 years and its innovations are needed for the good of humanity. China should not be bullied by the West, but it can counter its demonisation with transparency, talent management and improved standards of English.
COVID-19 requires us to better understand the trade-offs that come with realizing our vision of living in ultra-hygienic environments.
It is not only the national security law and protests that have some heading for the exit – high living costs and limited social mobility are playing a part too. If a foreign government can purport to offer a million passports, surely the Hong Kong government working with developers and banks can offer a million homes.
The Covid-19 pandemic is in many ways a timely and real-world experiment to see which elements of state governance matter in times of crisis.
The US has learned nothing from the coronavirus successes in the likes of Vietnam and China, and is instead crippled by political polarisation and blinded by past glory. These are the same pitfalls threatening Hong Kong’s ability to negotiate an uncertain future
Hard questions need to be asked to ensure the right lessons are learned from events of the last few months
Producing more food will also not tackle the vast amount of food that is wasted before – and after – it reaches our plates.
Ironically Donald Trump may have been right that some goods should be ‘Made in America’. He was just wrong about what these should be. There seems to be no mechanism, nor motivation, for manufacturers to make something in the public interest
Australia’s bush fires have dominated global headlines for months, but the forest fires of Borneo and Sumatra affected many more people. This is because the climate change debate hinges on a Western framework that distorts and oversimplifies the problem.