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Enter Stumbling, Stage Right | The New Republic

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, the entire Conservative Party: When did British politics become such a farce? Political theater, well managed, could actually have helped the Brexit debacle. Even by Brexit’s shambolic standard, this week has been a doozy. First, on Monday, a member of parliament incensed by the delayed Brexit …

Thai tourism agents are desperate for Chinese travelers

IN 2017, Chinese tourists to Thailand outnumbered any other nationality by threefold. However, these figures are drastically declining after a tragic boating accident in Phuket earlier this month and tourism operators are desperate to get Chinese tourists booking again. The deadly incident claimed 47 lives when the tourist boat they …

8 in 10 middle-aged Japanese aren’t ready to retire

ALMOST 80 percent of workers in their 50s and early 60s want to continue working past the regular retirement age, a new survey has shown. The Meiji Yasuda Institute of Life and Wellness survey found that just 2 in 10 said that they would not continue to work due to …

Thais pessimistic about the economy ahead of 2019 election

THAILAND’S economic performance is a major gripe of its citizens according to recent opinion polls, as the ruling military junta prepares to return the country to democracy early next year. Data released this week by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce found that more than half of consumers surveyed …