World Economic Forum: 3 takeaways from Davos 2019

Straits Times executive editor Sumiko Tan (fifth from left) joined 30 others in the ''A Day in the Life of a Refugee'' project, which sought to simulate the plight of refugees.
Straits Times executive editor Sumiko Tan (fifth from left) joined 30 others in the ''A Day in the Life of a Refugee'' project, which sought to simulate the plight of refugees. PHOTO: DAVID MCINTYRE/ CROSSROADS FOUNDATION
Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg sent a message to the grown-ups that it will be their fault if they do not do more to stop an unfolding environmental catastrophe.
Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg sent a message to the grown-ups that it will be their fault if they do not do more to stop an unfolding environmental catastrophe.

Concern over China's rising influence, curbing negative effects of AI, and resolve of world's elite to help others among noteworthy issues

"Remember to wear your shoe grips," the woman in the shuttle bus told me. "Last year, my colleague broke her arm on the first day."

For newcomers to the Alpine town of Davos - especially those from the tropics - the weather is probably the main thing that occupies your mind when you arrive.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2019, with the headline '3 takeaways from Davos 2019'. Print Edition | Subscribe