The Shangri-La Dialogue is a highly esteemed forum that has been tremendously valuable in bringing the world's top brass to convene upon our small island state but I have to agree that it has assumed a somewhat sycophantic role for Washington (The US and its Shangri-La myths, June 22). The participants, however, are given a voice and should not give up trying to signal to the United States the difference of China's nature from that of the US, and that of the Soviet Union. It is evident that the US has projected its own image on China, and that in turn, has fed its own fear of China further, as seen in its labelling of the latter as a "revisionist power" and a "strategic US rival". There are, of course, justifications for the US to view China as a competitor; China has gained from strength to strength economically, militarily, technologically, and even diplomatically. Nonetheless, it is counterproductive for the US to view its game with China as one of zero sum. The US should look at … [Read more...] about Cold War approach against China won’t work today
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The US and China need to accept new realities, come to terms with their global responsibilities, rebuild trust and bring stability to the world order, visiting Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday. He also urged Asia to redouble its efforts to strengthen the rules-based, multilateral trading system that underpins its growth - as well as work with the global community to uphold this system. "Our goal for all countries to work together can be realised only if we are part of one globalised system," he said. "This is precisely why the US and China have to work together. This will not work if the world is fragmented into two blocs, with separate systems, technologies and economies." Mr Heng also met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday and noted how Singapore and Japan are expanding cooperation in new areas, such as infrastructure development in Third World countries. Speaking at the 25th Nikkei Future of Asia Conference, Mr Heng described the Sino-US … [Read more...] about US, China should accept new realities, work together: Heng
Men have become as interested as women in more flexible work options, a new survey shows. Traditionally, women favoured flexi-work due to their role as the primary caregiver but there has been a shift, the poll finds. It shows 71 per cent of men and 76 per cent of women surveyed here want to work more flexible hours. The poll out last week notes that 55 per cent of men already had flexibility at work while 43 per cent of women are in the same position. The desire among men for more flexi-work options is driven by millennials, said Mr Abhijeet Mukherjee, chief executive of the Asia-Pacific and Gulf regions at recruitment site Monster.com, which did the survey. He said: "As Singaporean families move towards a more balanced share of the load between partners, men are starting to demand greater flexi-work options so they can better support their families." This finding is reflected in the other countries polled - Malaysia and the Philippines. There were 2,238 respondents, including 540 … [Read more...] about Men as keen as women for more flexible work options, shows poll
MANILA- The Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2) resumed operations Sunday morning following the collision of 2 of its coaches Saturday night. Two LRT-2 coaches collided in the area between Cubao and Anonas stations in Quezon City, Saturday night leaving 34 people injured. Light Rail Transit Authority spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said Sunday the collision happened after an unmanned train started moving on its own from the pocket track and wound up on the eastbound track of the railway. An investigation is underway. Following the incident, Cabrera assured the riding public that the LRT-2 management is working to ensure the safety of its passengers. "The incident that happened is an isolated incident. Our system, our trains are safe and we assure our public that we will do our best to do our job and whatever due diligence to ensure the safety of our passengers," he said. - With a report from Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News … [Read more...] about News LRT-2 resumes operations after train collision
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?