Singapore’s pedantic and rigid education: Only one right answer to science questions?

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 23 Feb (Mon) – The Making of the (First) President: How a conservative planter became the ‘indispensable man’ in revolution and war


  • The Making of the (First) President; How a conservative planter became the ‘indispensable man’ in revolution and war. WSJ
  • The Art of Stillness: Farnam
  • Naming revolution can hold key to group’s evolution: FT
  • ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail: FT
  • The Bright Side of Parkinson’s: To understand this disease is to understand the brain.: NYT

Greater China

  • Chinese Cars Fall Farther Behind; The Xiali, once a status symbol, struggles to keep pace with Volkswagen and Chevrolet: WSJ
  • Hong Kong’s tech dreams tied to unrestricted mainland access: SCMP
  • Can Hong Kong be a dream city for start-ups to scale up?: SCMP
  • AliPay and TenPay set for clash with UnionPay: SCMP
  • China opens up to foreign short sellers; Strict limits on shorting volumes criticised: FT
  • Online education sector to see push in China: WCT
  • Manufacturing center Dongguan aims to become China’s robot capital: WCT


  • Indian corporate espionage scandal deepens as employees held: FT
  • India Readies Budget as Investors Seek Proof Modinomics Is Real: Bloomberg
  • Modi Takes on India Billionaires With Probe Into Stolen Secrets: Bloomberg
  • India’s overleveraged companies seek new dawn; Suzlon’s asset sales have given hope to other highly leveraged groups: FT

Japan & Korea

  • Unemployment puts a strain on young Koreans; Those in their 20s and 30s are being forced to delay major milestones: JA
  • Korea’s Finance Minister Choi says, “our good old days are gone”: Maeil
  • Daewoo’s global business legacy lives on; Founder Kim Woo-choong’s formula for success in emerging markets still applicable, says professor?: KH
  • Clocking off: Japan calls time on long-hours work culture; As stress levels and karoshi – deaths through overwork – increase, the Japanese government is planning a law to force workers to take paid holiday: Guardian
  • Abenomics Divides Stocks as Smallest Shares Left Behind: Bloomberg


  • Housing glut worries over Johor’s mega projects: AsiaOne
  • Singapore Set to Boost Welfare Ahead of Election in 2017: Bloomberg


  • New Cancer Technology Gives Investors a Shot in the Arm: WSJ

Energy & Commodities

  • Global dairy crisis simmers as supply overwhelms: Reuters


  • Robots are not going to steal your job, says Yaskawa chairman: FT
  • Insider reveals why investors are going crazy about companies like Uber, Snapchat, and Pinterest: BI
  • Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay in fight for your dashboard: TheAge
  • Monday interview: Shantanu Narayen, Adobe CEO: FT
  • Artificial intelligence: Digital designs for life: FT
  • Asian Startups Claim 11% Of Billion Dollar Club: Forbes
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