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The great job challenge

Entrepreneur or employee – which one holds the key to South-east Asia’s growth at a time of rapid change? This is the second article of a four-part series, The Edges Of South-east Asia, that shines a light on the bright spots of creativity…

How Covid-19 will change travel in 2021

Tariro Mzezewa, Ceylan Yeginsu, Elaine Glusac and Sarah Firshein The initial distribution of Covid-19 vaccines may not equal a swift return to mass travel, the writers say. And until the vaccines are widely distributed,…

What will we take from this year?

Living through a pandemic has prompted many to pledge radical shifts in behaviour. Will these endure? Henry Mance Sports fans have already started to return to stadiums. PublishedDec 25, 2020, 5:00 am SGT…

America’s dangerous distraction

A United States in ferment at home may fixate on China – but humanity demands detente Nirmal GhoshUS Bureau Chief The one issue that does appear to unite people across the political spectrum in the US is China.…

What is death? Lessons from a pandemic

Covid-19 is a personal and global disaster, but it is also a moment to look at the big picture of life, says a hospice physicianB.J. Miller People lighting candles to commemorate the victims of the coronavirus pandemic at…

Moving AI ethics beyond guidelines

The recent row over a leading researcher’s departure from Google raises questions about the role and remit of AI ethics teams and the inadequacy of frameworks to deal with moral complexitiesLim Sun Sun and Jeffrey Chan Kok Hui for The…