Young people may be the most powerful force yet to be mobilised in the international climate movement. Two hundred of them from 10 Asean countries met to discuss campaigns for climate change action last month.
The political economy of the Philippines reflects such "a long history of missteps", as President Benigno Aquino noted recently, that many wonder if the positive change ushered in during his term would be undone when he leaves Malacanang Palace next year.
China's stock market plunged yet again last week, this time by 8.5 per cent - its second-largest fall in a single day, and the largest since the global financial crisis. The roller-coaster ride is far from over.
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