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Ongoing legacy of original sin: pervasive racism in America

Ongoing legacy of original sin: pervasive racism in America

AT the end of the 1960s it was possible to believe that the US was, at long last, serious about eliminating racism, the poisonous cause and legacy of chattel slavery. After all, segregation had finally ...

Greg Cusack | June 15, 2018, Friday


Qingdao summit ushers in fresh era for SCO

Qingdao summit ushers in fresh era for SCO

THE 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit has injected fresh impetus to the building of an SCO community with a shared future and ushered in a new era for cooperation among member states. In ...

June 14, 2018, Thursday


New technology leading urban sprawl fight to put nature back into future city planning

New technology leading urban sprawl fight to put nature back into future city planning

EVER since the ancient Greek poet Theocritus wrote his pastoral idylls romanticizing rural life, people have been pondering how to build cities that are in concert with their natural surroundings. But ...

Carlo Ratti | June 14, 2018, Thursday


‘The Nation of Kangaroos’ faces a dilemma

‘The Nation of Kangaroos’ faces a dilemma

THE red kangaroo, the largest of all kangaroo species, is Australia’s national animal. Kangaroos appear on the country’s coat of arms, on its coins, on its sporting uniforms and on the aircraft flown ...

Peter Singer | June 13, 2018, Wednesday


People in diverse neighborhoods are more helpful

People in diverse neighborhoods are more helpful

WHETHER or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate. Although many businesses tout the benefits of diversity, American political scientist Robert Putnam holds that diversity causes ...

Jayanth Narayanan | June 13, 2018, Wednesday


Machine intelligence will shake up banking, but disruptors won’t be fintech startups

Machine intelligence will shake up banking, but disruptors won’t be fintech startups

ARTIFICIAL intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of our lives. The financial sector, historically faced with inefficiencies, is already undergoing transformative change. But ...

Howard H. Yu and Urs Rohner | June 12, 2018, Tuesday


Landmark summit opens new era for cooperation

Landmark summit opens new era for cooperation

THE many documents adopted at the Qingdao summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Sunday demonstrate its unity, vitality and will to deepen cooperation within and beyond the expanded organization. As ...

June 11, 2018, Monday


SCO and the importance of Confucianism

SCO and the importance of Confucianism

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping stressed the significance of Confucianism as a major component of Chinese culture in Qingdao on Saturday, telling the participants to the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit ...

Wan Lixin | June 11, 2018, Monday


How do we interpret the history, collective memories and uses of old buildings?

How do we interpret the history, collective memories and uses of old buildings?

SINCE the late 1990s there has been an enormous amount of academic scholarship, both in the West and in China, on the role of urban branding or urban marketing in inter-city competition. Urban-branding ...

Andy Law | June 11, 2018, Monday


At SCO, India will work with global powers in creating secure, stable, prosperous world

At SCO, India will work with global powers in creating secure, stable, prosperous world

EDITOR’S Note: SUDHEENDRA Kulkarni was an aide to India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Prime Minister’s Office. He has now founded a new organisation called Forum for a New South ...

Wan Lixin | June 8, 2018, Friday




 

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