Commentary

Time for China to learn the value of privacy

Time for China to learn the value of privacy

China’s Communist government has never shown much concern for the privacy of Chinese citizens. If one has something to hide, the thinking goes, they probably need to know it.

Building a sustainable healthcare ecosystem

Building a sustainable healthcare ecosystem

Earlier this month, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong emphasised the importance of health promotion and disease prevention as Singapore prepares to meet its long-term healthcare...

Lessons from S’pore for the US healthcare system

Lessons from S’pore for the US healthcare system

I have been devoting this space to deliberately implausible ideas lately, and the time has come to turn to an issue that America’s politicians are actually debating: Healthcare...

Thorny agenda likely for Trump’s meeting with Xi

Thorny agenda likely for Trump’s meeting with Xi

When American President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China sit down for their first meeting next month in Palm Beach, Florida, they may benefit from the balmy...

Will the crises facing Europe cause it to unravel?

Will the crises facing Europe cause it to unravel?

The risk of European disintegration looks significantly more real this week. Multiple crises, each a symptom and cause of the continent’s deepest problems, are converging...