January 10, 2019

Illustration By Edward Duncan-CC-PD

China-US Trade War – Step by Step (Infographics)

From the Chinese point of view, the trade war officially started on July 6, 2018: The US imposed a 25 percent tax on goods imported from China worth $34 billion, and China immediately responded by imposing a 25 percent tax on products imported from the US at the same value, and the Chinese Ministry of

The Art of Managing Life: Following the Wisdom of the Ancient Chinese

The Art of Managing Life: Following the Wisdom of the Ancient Chinese

In the Confucian classic The Golden Mean, it is said that “the mandate of heaven is called nature; to follow nature is called the Dao”. In ancient China, farmers got up to work at sunrise and retired at sunset; they also took a rest during rainy days, reading poetry and literature. In modern times, we

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Filipino Chinese: A Major Force in the Philippines

Chinese Filipinos or Filipino Chinese, as they are popularly called in the Philippines, are one of the largest overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, with a population of 1.5 million. These Filipinos with Chinese ancestry are also called ‘Tsinoy’. Having inherited the Chinese work ethic of ‘perfection in work’, as well as values of humility

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From Master to Disciple: How Traditional Arts Were Taught in Ancient China

Traditional Chinese arts have been around for millennia. These rich art forms include martial arts, drama, singing, Chinese painting, calligraphy and so on. But unlike our modern education system, where knowledge is ubiquitously taught using standardised curriculums, traditional Chinese arts have been passed down within families or clans, from master to disciple. Drawing from Taoist

Every year, a new wave of university graduates enters the workforce, but many struggle to find jobs in a system that has an oversupply of university graduates. Source: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images

The Philosophy of Shibusawa Eiichi, Father of Japan’s Modern Economy (Part 6)

Shibusawa felt that the problem was that higher education workers were not willing to take up lower education jobs. While this desire is understandable and reasonable, one’s demands may not always fit with reality and the limitations of job supply. The father of Japan’s capitalist economy is Shibusawa Eiichi (涩泽荣一) (1840-1931), a highly respected Japanese

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The Secret to Happiness: It’s Simpler Than You Think

With its winding mountain trails, silver streams, and green and gold rice terraces, the scenic Sapa Valley of Vietnam appears to be an eden. But its gorgeous scenery masks the daily struggles of the valley’s indigenous people. It is post-harvest season, and many farmers have been out of the job, searching the town for temporary

The Travel Photographer’s Guide to Raising Kids

The Travel Photographer’s Guide to Raising Kids

By Vibrant Dot Staff Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. – Kent Nerburn, American author Alex Soh, a landscape travel photographer and the art director of the publication Our

Car-Sharing Replace Car Ownership

Will Car-Sharing Replace Car Ownership in Singapore?

The burgeoning ride-sharing economy has been rapidly reshaping the landscape of urban mobility. Not long after ride-sharing companies like Uber and Grab began threatening the traditional taxi industry, the brightly coloured bikes of bike-sharing companies have become ubiquitous across the island. When BlueSG rolled out Singapore’s first large-scale electric vehicle sharing program last December, “car-sharing”

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