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The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030

Singaporean Childhood Memories: Playground History Reflects Local Life

How do playgrounds develop over time as social environments and human needs keep changing? How do the playgrounds of the past influence the selection and design of future playgrounds?

Asia
World Economic Forum

China is Winning the Electric Vehicle Race

Demand for electric vehicles in China is soaring. Nearly 1.3 million new energy vehicles (plug-in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids) were sold there last year – a 62% rise on 2017. To put that number into context, it’s estimated that as of September 2018, there were only around 4 million electric vehicles in use across the whole world.

Americas
Climate of Challenges

Survival In New Trade War: Broad Exports, No Taking Sides

The United States and China are jabbing and parrying at each other in the start of a “new Cold War” that shows no signs of abating over the short term. Meanwhile, regardless of how future negotiations turn out, competition between the two powers will surely set the tone going forward. Given this environment, how can Asian nations find ways to survive and thrive?

Asia
Who to Call for Cybersecurity Technology?

Singapore Turns to Taiwan

In July of 2018, Singapore’s largest health care group was hacked and the records of 1.5 million patients stolen. When a shocked Singapore took steps to address the problem, one of the key players it called for help was a Taiwanese company.

Asia
World Economic Forum

New Zealand Wants Tourists' Promises to Behave

Tourism is one of New Zealand’s biggest economic sectors and its biggest export earner. In the 12 months to March 2018, international visitors generated NZ$16.2 billion (around $11 billion) for the antipodean archipelago. But while an overwhelming 95% of New Zealanders agree international tourism is a good thing, there are concerns that, if left unchecked, it could lead to problems.

Asia
U.S.-China Trade War

Challenges and Opportunities of Manufacturing in Vietnam

As entrepreneurs weigh their options for relocating production lines and local supply chains, Vietnam seems quite attractive. “In the eyes of many entrepreneurs the trade war has turned Vietnam into the new China.”

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