Ho Chi Minh City Seeks to Make Up for 20 Wasted Years

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By: David BrownPurges, anti-Chinese pogroms, a new name and miscarried attempts to 'socialize' the southern economy failed to stifle the capitalist soul of Saigon. As soon as postwar circumstances permitted, entrepreneurs and officials in what was now called Ho Chi Minh City took the lead in breaking down the 'fences' that stifled Vietnam's economy. Then followed the reforms...

COVID-19: No mid-year bonus for civil servants, one-time pay cut for officers in ‘superscale grades’

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SINGAPORE: Civil servants in Singapore will not receive a mid-year bonus this year amid the "unprecedented economic crisis" brought about by COVID-19, said the Public Service Division (PSD) on Thursday (Jun 18). The last time there was no mid-year bonus for civil servants was...

Flying in the Age of Covid-19: US to Taiwan

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By: Gregory McCannFor anybody intending an airplane voyage from the United States to Asia, it used to be an ordeal, a 15-hour one-bounce nuisance sandwiched back in cattle class with 300-odd fellow sufferers. But all that changed with the onset of Covid-19, which now has affected 10.7 million people worldwide and taken a half-million lives. The effect of...

Taiwan advises its residents to avoid Hong Kong after new national security law passed, Asia News

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TAIPEI - Taiwanese people should avoid unnecessary visits to or transit through Hong Kong, Macau or mainland China after the passing of an "outrageous" national security law for the former British colony, a Taiwan government official said on Thursday (July 2). The law, imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing, targets crimes like secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with...

Duterte’s Teflon Starting to Fade?

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The ambush and murder of four Philippine military intelligence soldiers by national police at a roadblock on the southern island of Jolo on June 30 has suddenly cast the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in a new and unbecoming light, exacerbated by the government’s inability to get on top of the continuing fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus and...

How deepfake tech is speeding up autonomous vehicle development

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There’s potential in deepfake technology to expose autonomous vehicles to “near infinite”...

Lower costs or better business outcomes. Why not both? The SUSE webinar explores

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Coronavirus: About 130 riot police in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon region ordered into quarantine, Asia News

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Nearly all members of a regional anti-riot squad in Hong Kong will be placed under quarantine for two weeks after an officer involved in mass arrests at the site of an anti-government protest earlier this week was confirmed to be infected on Saturday. About 130 of the elite team tackling disorder in the West Kowloon region will be out...

Eduardo Cojuangco, 1935-2020 – Asia Sentinel

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In the case of Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, who died on June 16 at age 85, speaking ill of the dead is absolutely necessary as a reminder to Filipinos today just how thoroughly society has been traduced by well-born men ready to use almost any means to enhance their wealth and power.Born into the largest landowning family in Tarlac...