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Helen He: Nothing wrong with marrying for money
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Helen He: Nothing wrong with marrying for money

The trend for Chinese female pop stars to marry rich businessmen is a practical solution that fits their lifestyles
Amitabh Nanda: A new name does not make a new neighborhood
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Amitabh Nanda: A new name does not make a new neighborhood

Renaming historic places in order to accelerate the gentrification of Mumbai pits reality against aspiration
James Durston: Drunken British expats should be chained up
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James Durston: Drunken British expats should be chained up

Why the British tendency to drink till you do something stupid needs to be stamped out
Richard S. Ehrlich on: Why Thai youth are obsessed with South Korean culture
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Richard S. Ehrlich on: Why Thai youth are obsessed with South Korean culture

Restrictions on speech and a list of other social taboos are the driving forces behind "K Fever." The only thing likely to change anytime soon are the haircuts
Michele Waagaard on: The ugly side of modeling
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Michele Waagaard on: The ugly side of modeling

Too fat, too thin, earning loads, being ignored ... Bangkok model Michele Waagaard reveals the fickle nature of the industry she loves to hate
Alexis Ong: Get a room, we don't want to see you making out in public
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Alexis Ong: Get a room, we don't want to see you making out in public

The Mandarin Gallery’s recent ban on kissing and canoodling in public couldn't have come fast enough
Tracy You on: The stigma of being single in Shanghai
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Tracy You on: The stigma of being single in Shanghai

Despite what you may have heard, not every "leftover woman" in Shanghai is a high maintenance gold digger
Tarini Awatramani: It's time to put Byculla Zoo to pasture
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Tarini Awatramani: It's time to put Byculla Zoo to pasture

We could save animals, a lot of money and our own dignity by shutting down this outdated Mumbai institution
Matt Alt on: The era of Japanese video games dominance drawing to a close
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Matt Alt on: The era of Japanese video games dominance drawing to a close

With kids in basements out-designing the likes of Sega, the titans of gaming appear increasingly adrift
Zoe Li: Lee Shau-kee triplet grandsons affirm traditional values
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Zoe Li: Lee Shau-kee triplet grandsons affirm traditional values

Babies born to a surrogate mother secure the future of the Henderson Land Development empire

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