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China gets it up on Tiger Power

Despite the fact that the use of Viagra and Cialis, the two biggest-selling drugs for male erectile dysfunction, is skyrocketing among Asia’s males, many still believe the way to turbo charge their vi... Read More...
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Rolando Redux

What’s it like to be the only four customers in a brand-new high-end Italian restaurant, surrounded by a corps of eight superbly trained waiters, eating a meal prepared by one of the most exciting che... Read More...
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Will Al-Jazeera Change Malaysia?

Given the docile nature of the local press, Malaysia seems a curious base for one of the world’s most aggressive and controversial news organizations. But now at least a handful of the country’s... Read More...
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Teeny Tiny China

On January 21, 1992, then-Chinese President Deng Xiaoping strolled through the stone forests of Yunnan, turned left at the Three Gorges, quickly saw the Xian terra cotta warriors, walked the entire length o... Read More...
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Japan’s Pink Kink

  The Japanese sex industry, often referred to as the “Pink Trade”, looks inexplicably kinky and oddly ritualized. But as strange as it seems, it is also pervasive and... Read More...
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Eyeing the Neighbors With Distrust in Asia

Bopping -- although staggering like an overloaded pack mule is probably a more apt description -- frequently back and forth between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is almost always a study in contrasts, though not alway... Read More...
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Milton Friedman’s Hong Kong Misconceptions

Milton Friedman was without doubt a great economist and, more important, one who, for good or ill, influenced politicians including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Augusto Pinochet. But his much quoted... Read More...
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Could Singapore Have Feet of Clay?

Singaporeans, as the rest of Asia knows to tiresome detail, are called to a higher standard. And the reason we know is that Singapore Inc never tires of telling us. As they see it, ther... Read More...