Asia's looming demographic dilemmas
Asia's rapidly emerging economies have benefited from a "demographic dividend". But many now face the burden of a "demographic tax", which they may find more challenging than Western countries have.
China's frustrated youth
China's youth is experiencing growing frustrations. The government will have to do more to maintain social peace.
Japan's demographic drama
Japan is undergoing a dramatic demographic transition, with a rapid aging and prospective decline of its population. What are the reasons? Does it matter? What to do?
Wrong About Japan
"When I grow up I'm going to live in Tokyo".
India's skills crisis
India faces a skills crisis. What could this emerging giant learn from a country like Germany, with its very successful skills policies?
Visit Toronto's Walnut Studios, 31 May
Toronto's Walnut Studios is holding its annual Open House this Saturday, 31 May. Come along and join the fun at Canada's leading artist community.
India's vocational education and training challenge
German President Joachim Gauck, Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy, and Vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Liz Mohn are working together to tackle India's VET challenge.
Towards a modern pension system in India?
Mukul Asher writes of recent initiatives to create a modern pension system in India, to meet the challenges of rapid ageing.
Super rich Indo-Canadians
Super rich Indo-Canadians may not be quite in the same league as business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani or L. N. Mittal. But they are certainly a dynamic force in the Canadian economy and society.
India -- the education drop-out
India withdrew from PISA, the world's "Gold Standard" for education evaluation, for 2012 and 2015, following a dismal result in 2009. But this is no way to improve an education system!
German President at Bangalore skills summit
German President Gauck will lead discussions at an Indo-German skills summit in Bangalore, India, on 6-7 February.
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
Asia, the world's most dynamic region, is still way behind in providing women with economic opportunity.
What Asia's Next Generation, the "Tiger Cubs", Thinks
What do Asia's tiger cubs think of issues like education, inequality, demographics, environment, governance, geopolitics, and Asia identity?
Sydney's golden age
Sydney's golden age is splendidly exhibited at the New South Wales Art Gallery. Today, however, the harbor-city is curiously losing its edge to the ugly duckling of Melbourne.
South Korea's plastic surgery obsession
South Korea’s apparent obsession with plastic surgery has been getting a lot of press recently, writes Lila Nojima.
Social contract for the Asian century?
Asian trade union leaders are pushing for a new social contract in the region. What are the issues? What are the chances?
Smart cities? The truly great have soul
The truly great cities have a soul, argues Asit K Biswas from Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico.
International Women's Day 2013
On International Women's Day 2013, we can celebrate the great progress achieved in women's lives. But we must also deplore the widespread discrimination and violence from which women still suffer.
Human development in Asia
Asia has achieved massive poverty reduction, but how advanced is the region's human development?
Globalization of Italian football
Italy is witnessing a revival in the globalization of one its most cherished treasures, football, writes Emanuele Schibotto.
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