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The Two-Child Policy: Too Little Too Late?

The Two-Child Policy: Too Little Too Late?

In October, China announced the abolition of its highly controversial one-child policy. The Walt Disney Company was among the first to express commendation at the news, aware of the potential benefits and revenues their Hong Kong and Shang Hai strongholds will reap. Shares for baby and children products such as toys, clothing and milk powder...
Through the Looking Glass: Human Rights

Through the Looking Glass: Human Rights

More than 200 human rights lawyers and activists in China have been targeted, detained for questioning or reported missing since a nationwide crackdown by the Chinese authorities this July. China’s state-run media has accused them of embellishing sensitive issues into political ones for mobilizing public opinion and denounced their activism as criminal acts aiming to...
Labeling a Legacy

Labeling a Legacy

The passing of Singapore’s founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew has seen an outpouring of praise and admiration matched with an equal amount of scrutiny and judgement for the nation’s first Prime Minister. Many in the Western press have contended Mr Lee to be a ‘benevolent dictator’ that built a prosperous and stable ‘nanny-state’ devoid...