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Of China and India: wandering thoughts from streets, boats and trains
[2,900 words]. Ever since China began to be a major part of the global economy in the early 1990s, one of the most enduring themes in American media is the country’s rise and its future challeng ...
The general case: why Singapore’s security obsession is incompatible with meritocracy
For several years a decade or two ago, tiny Singapore was reckoned by defence analysts such as at Jane’s, to have one of Southeast Asia’s most powerful militaries. I don’t know if th ...
Patches, grit, and the sorry state of things
There used to be benches on both sides. They were recently removed — most likely as part of SMRT’s “service improvement”, which is Orwellian-speak for “squeeze more peopl ...
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