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N.Korean women tell of slavery and gang rape in Chinese cybersex dens

… trafficked into sexual slavery in China as they try to flee poverty and oppression in their homeland, experts on the reclusive state said on Monday.

by · Tuesday, 21 May 2019 · China, Korea, Philippines

A better Korean option

We can understand that poverty is hard. There aren’t many choices for uneducated people, and the income that illegal recruitment agents offer is very …

by · Monday, 6 May 2019 · Korea, Thailand
Shaping a brighter future for Pakistan

Shaping a brighter future for Pakistan

Pakistani girls attending a primary school. Photo: World BankThis blog is part of a series that discusses findings from the Pakistan@100: Shaping the Future report, which identifies the changes necessary for Pakistan to become a strong upper middle-in…

by · Thursday, 4 April 2019 · China, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore

Decoding development: Insights from Singapore’s economic development board

Singapore’s transformation into a trade and finance hub that leads global rankings of competitiveness often prompts observers to ask: What is its secret sauce?  We at the Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development asked Kelvin Wong, Assist…

by · Tuesday, 28 August 2018 · Korea, Singapore

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

Over 4 billion receive ineffective social protection: ILO

Currently, half of Korea’s population aged 65 and over lives in relative poverty, nearly four times higher than the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development average of 13 per cent. There are three different types of pension incomes that those aged 65 or older can receive: social welfare, …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Korea, Thailand