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India’s Biggest Shopping Mall Reflects Rich-Poor Divide
September 09, 2017

India’s Biggest Shopping Mall Reflects Rich-Poor Divide

By Rukhsar Ansari and Vishal Arora
A literal wall hides the poor from those going to the mall next door.

What Hong Kong Occupy Could Achieve
December 05, 2014

What Hong Kong Occupy Could Achieve

By Stratos Pourzitakis
The protestors may not win genuine universal suffrage for 2017, but they may do something even more important.
Piketty in Seoul: Rising Income Inequality in South Korea
November 04, 2014

Piketty in Seoul: Rising Income Inequality in South Korea

By Steven Denney
Advocates of the bestselling French author are calling for major reforms in South Korea.

South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
June 19, 2014

South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy

By Yong Kwon
The Park administration is struggling to craft policies that can address growing inequality and slowing growth.

Water Scarcity and Social Equality in China
May 23, 2013

Water Scarcity and Social Equality in China

By tackling water scarcity head on, Beijing is improving social equality and fostering sustainable development.

Cambodia's Economic Challenge
January 03, 2013

Cambodia's Economic Challenge

Even as the skyline of Phnom Penh grows with the symbols of modern architecture, Cambodia’s economy still faces a host of challenges.

Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia
October 13, 2012

Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia

Governments are spending vast sums to reduce crushing poverty. While the cause is a noble one the reasoning and approach may be faulty.

Is China's Growth Sustainable?
November 14, 2010

Is China's Growth Sustainable?

The Diplomat’s inaugural student essay contest winner Calvin Wong writes about Chinese economic growth – and wins a trip to Japan to help us cover the APEC summit.

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