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ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank
In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the numerous duties that administrators performed in their res…

by · Monday, 11 December 2017 · Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand

China, accused of abuses, hosts human rights forum

He highlighted China’s achievements in poverty reduction as an example of the country’s efforts to improve rights. Beijing says it has reduced its poverty rate to four percent and seeks to eradicate poverty by 2020. But forum attendee Zhu Liyu, deputy director of the Centre for Human Rights at Renmin …

by · Thursday, 7 December 2017 · China, Philippines

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
 
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore

International Relations in regard to Central Asia

As to international relations, it is clear that Chinese influence over Central Asian region has been growing dramatically. China established the Shanghai-Five…

by · Saturday, 20 February 2016 · China