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I’m the King of the Commonwealth…!

I don’t know Mummy, first it was Obama and now it’s my own daughter-in-law they want. Anyone but me... I couldn’t help but be amused by the Guardian’s recent report on the meeting in London for Commonwealth le... Read More...

1H2017 Review: Korea

South Korea’s long-running political upheaval ensured that 2017 kicked off amid controversy. The very first day of the year saw president Park Geun-hye denouncing her impeachment by the National Assembly. Howev... Read More...

1H2017 Review: Singapore

Singaporean politics was rocked in June by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings, who accused him of abusing his power. Their main grievance concerned what they considered the prime minister’s efforts to ac... Read More...

1H2017 Review: Taiwan

Taiwan’s gross domestic product is headed for its fastest clip since 2014, according to an economic think tank. GDP will probably exceed 2%, according to a forecast released in April by the Taiwan Institute of ... Read More...

The Magus & the Educator

Now that we are well into the second decade of the new millennium we get a clearer idea of what is important; what we will be bringing into the new century as essential building blocks as the old recedes into h... Read More...

Economic Outlook 2017: Hong Kong

Slow economic growth, rising wages and prices, political instability, lower property values, confrontation between the United States and China over trade or security, and Mainland interference in the rule of la... Read More...

How Carrie Lam Beggars Belief

She may be Beijing’s openly preferred candidate for Chief Executive of Hong Kong, but lifetime bureaucrat Carrie Lam has a lot to learn about politics. Indeed she seems to have a lot to learn about how 99% of p... Read More...

Economic Outlook 2017: Korea

South Korea kicked off the new year under a political cloud with President Park Geung-hye suspended from office after her December 2016 impeachment over alleged corruption and influence peddling. The scandal... Read More...