Contributors / James Chambers

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Between the lines

Reporting from the middle ground of a divided city, the ‘South China Morning Post’ treads a tricky path. But will it be able to continue its balanced reporting as press freedom is increasingly attacked?

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14. Know thine enemy

By quickly and decisively acting on the lessons of previous outbreaks, three East Asian nations have dodged the worst of the pandemic. The West must take heed.

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Beach hub

Travel might be off the menu for most but some corners of southeast Asia are still open for business. In Bali, Indonesian firm PTT Family has created a village escape.

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Pride of place

Among the art-laden walls of Zürich’s Kronenhalle, photographer Michel Comte has found lifelong respite from his globetrotting work with the famous and fashionable.

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Escape plan

The country will soon have a new capital if the president’s ambitious (some say unlikely) plan comes to fruition. While there’s an argument for leaving Jakarta, would a new seat of government be an improvement?

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Self awareness

As affluent modern travellers seek a boost for brain and body, hotels are now mindful of the wellness boom’s potential. We find out how Asaya at Rosewood Hong Kong accommodates this feel-good factor.

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Close to home

Forget dull hotel rooms and fusty apartments: a group of architects-turned-entrepreneurs are cornering the market in well-designed rentals in South Korea – and beyond.

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Thing of beauty

Amorepacific’s HQ is challenging traditional office-design concepts in the South Korean capital and aims to nurture healthier, happier workers – while increasing productivity of course.

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Puppy power

Even the fiercest dogs start life as cuddly puppies. But at Hong Kong’s police-dog training centre, every game has a purpose: to prepare canines for a life of sniffing luggage, searching vehicles and fighting crime.

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Calm before a storm

The president of Taiwan is softly spoken and unassuming but that hasn’t stopped her from ruffling a few feathers. We speak to her as she gears up for the 2020 election.

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The perfect fit

Conscious of the need to develop a retail aesthetic worthy of housing the company’s iconic products, New Balance’s creative whizz Bob Neville got to work. The result of his endeavours is the extraordinary Bird Centre in…

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Blue-sky thinker

An aeronautical eureka moment helped Michimasa Fujino relaunch the stalled Honda Aircraft project – and its HA-420 is now the private-aviation industry’s most sought-after jet.

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Straight talker

A high-speed victory, a strong vision for women in politics and some horse-trading too helped spark Jacinda-mania. But there’s one person who remains a sceptic: the Kiwi PM.

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Crowd pleaser

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has been caught in the verbal crossfire between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un – but quietly got his way and delivered a diplomatic triumph. And he still has time to watch TV with his cat…

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