So the silver lining is that the old fashioned, exploitative, and dangerous smuggling rings may soon be driven out of business by a more modern market.
Whether Asia can deal with this issue properly will determine whether it will be able to blaze a new trail of development which is different from the West’s.
But now, being who they are and having two worlds merged into one in their hearts, they seem to see no boundaries. Neither does their work.
Sometimes, regional cooperation can get a breakthrough from a specific problem, thus boosting each side’s confidence for future joint work and setting up basic principles on human rights.
China has been gradually pushing Washington’s “pivot to Asia” to the margins of the region with a sophisticated portfolio of moves and the flexible employment of economic power.
Let’s not pretend we care more about the record-keeping policies than the contents of the e-mails of these current and former officials, especially of the e-mails that have been deleted or been kept out of the public realm for too long.
The conflicts in northern Myanmar, however, revealed that it is difficult to introduce foreign investment or push our business outside China under the circumstances of a volatile neighborhood.
Making logical and correct decisions should be the ultimate goal of human society.
Regardless of whether Suu Kyi can acquire the eligibility or not this year, it is imperative that the constitution must be amended at least before 2020.
It will be a significant move if China, India and Thailand can jointly work to push forward the ethnic reconciliation in Myanmar. And in this process, a new negotiation mechanism can be set up for Asian peace and lay the foundations of the security landscape in the future.
But when the correct procedures get wrong results and there are little means to correct them, the faith of the public in the system is inevitably hurt.
Most important of all, India will have a united, disciplined and skillful middle class by absorbing the huge numbers of rural laborers into its manufacturing industry.
Researchers in the US have found that children in rich families perform better at school than those just as talented from poor families. The wealthy kids end up going to better colleges, and then land in better paid jobs. And poor children, when they grow up, are most likely to stay in the same income bracket as their parents. This is a major accelerator of the income gap.
And there will be increasing cooperation between security services around the world – if a known terrorist leaves China or Russia for the US or vice versa, there will be international tracking and collaboration to stop attacks.
It sounds quite encouraging that India plans to catch up with China in manufacturing, but I hope India won’t be misled by alluring slogans.
History will offer its verdict on the current reports by Western media on Occupy Central, but there remains one unmistakable fact: Most of the students protesting on the Hong Kong streets today will see their future life and career tied to the mainland, and they are destined to be beneficiaries of the stability of China as a whole.
The influence of the old order will fade away on the historical stage, a trend that Hong Kong can in no way change.
This brings up an old issue between the US and China.