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The Star (May 13)

2018/ 05/ 15 by jd in Global News

“The message from Malaysians, cutting across all races, has not merely been clear, but deafening, too. For the first time in the nation’s history, the people voted single-mindedly. Race and religion…were no longer attractive propositions to the electorate….  The massive defeat of the Barisan couldn’t have happened without the bulk of Malay and Muslim voters pushing for this historic change.”

 

Washington Post (March 21)

2018/ 03/ 22 by jd in Global News

“The truth is, the world is leaving the Industrial Age and entering a Digital Age of equal significance. The steel mills and coal mines of the past will not shape our future. Instead, efforts to harness control of digital technologies will be the new global race—and one that the West simply can’t afford to lose.” And yet, the West is at risk of “being trapped in a steel conflict, which bears virtually no relevance to the economic order of tomorrow. It’s all worse than stupid. It’s tragic, too. The only likely victor in all of this is China.”

 

The Economist (January 20)

2018/ 01/ 21 by jd in Global News

“China still lags far behind America in its space accomplishments, but it does not appear bent on a cold-war-style race. It spends far less on its civil space programme than the $19.7bn that NASA was allocated last year.” Still, “China is doggedly pursuing its goals” and is attuned to the progress being made by India, which “is planning its first soft-landing on the moon in March,” just four years after China’s moon landing. With India set to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation in the next four years, China is keenly aware that its still smaller neighbor is in hot pursuit.

 

Reuters (February 2)

2016/ 02/ 05 by jd in Global News

“The Iowa caucuses might have been called the Iowa carcasses. Both parties saw a race between body parts: the head versus the heart.”

 

Los Angeles Times (December 29)

2015/ 12/ 30 by jd in Global News

“In an effort to move more cargo on less fuel, ocean freight carriers are in a race to build megaships with much larger capacities than the typical ships calling at U.S. ports. The average container ship being built now is nearly three times the size of the average a decade ago.”

 

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