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Thoughts on Obama, the great over-thinker

Thoughts on Obama, the great over-thinker

Among the reviews of Barack Obama’s new memoir, A Promised Land, a theme has emerged: Obama thinks too much.

China, Japan to dominate future of high-speed rail

China, Japan to dominate future of high-speed rail

Asia’s two biggest economies are vying to develop what would be the world’s first long-distance intercity lines

Progressives may not like Biden’s foreign policy

Progressives may not like Biden’s foreign policy

Shortly after President-elect Joe Biden clinched his party’s nomination in May, a group of 50 progressive organisations sent his campaign a letter urging him to commit to a broad agenda of foreign policy reform.

Crafting a diplomacy-first foreign policy for the US

Crafting a diplomacy-first foreign policy for the US

US President-elect Joe Biden has made it clear that diplomacy will be at the centre of his administration’s foreign policy. Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate agreement on day one of his administration

Record number of women in Congress, but still much to do

Record number of women in Congress, but still much to do

Women have a lot to celebrate this election season. The most obvious reason, of course, is the elevation and historic rise of California Senator Kamala Harris to vice president-elect

China and Qatar will fight  against pandemic together

China and Qatar will fight against pandemic together

Chinese ambassador to Qatar Zhou Jian has reiterated his country’s resolve to fight the pandemic together with Qatar and join forces for a just world order.

First-mover edge seen in race to develop CBDCs

First-mover edge seen in race to develop CBDCs

As central banks worldwide explore how and if to launch digital versions of their currencies, a European Central Bank study says it’s better to be the first.

A tale of two Chinese cities

A tale of two Chinese cities

On October 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the southern city of Shenzhen, where he delivered a speech celebrating 40 years of progress since the special economic zone (SEZ) was established there and set a path for the future.

Biden needs to fix Mnuchin’s big mistake

Biden needs to fix Mnuchin’s big mistake

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has just put the country’s financial stability at unnecessary risk, by refusing to extend programmes that have kept credit flowing to companies and municipalities amid a severe economic crisis.

Singapore’s Red Ants underpin mask reality

Singapore’s Red Ants underpin mask reality

The ambassadors’ presence underscores the government’s resolve to prevent another outbreak of Covid-19

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