The View From Asia

Winds of political change blowing across Asia

Asia News Network writers look at the shifts in political power throughout Asia. Here are excerpts.

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The ship called the Republic of Korea has a new captain in charge who just launched his maiden voyage. We hope that the new captain is a reliable one who can skilfully navigate through dangerous reefs on the rough seas.

If one thing is clear, it is that this ship needs to set course for the future, not the past. We passengers are looking eagerly for the golden coast of tomorrow, not the dismal shoals of yesterday. We sorely need a leader who has a real vision for the future, not another one who just wants to rehash the past endlessly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2022, with the headline Winds of political change blowing across Asia. Subscribe