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| Oct 11, 2014

China's new strongman Xi has a dream

by Jeff Kingston

President Xi Jinping is China’s most authoritarian leader since Deng Xiaoping, a strongman who has moved aggressively to assert and consolidate power while promoting a cult of personality. Rivals have been dispatched, he has rooted out those in the ruling oligarchy that were planted ...

Containing exponential Ebola

Oct 10, 2014

Containing exponential Ebola

by Gwynne Dyer

Even without a vaccine, the governments of developed countries are confident that their health services can find and isolate any infected people quickly and prevent Ebola from becoming an epidemic in their countries. They are probably right, but they might be wrong.

Oct 10, 2014

Asia's innovation challenge

by Edward Jung

The West should pay attention to Asia's experiments with creative ways to finance innovation, such as China's intellectual property exchanges and Malaysia's intellectual-property loan programs.