In Thailand, the monarch, which is rather unusual among constitutional monarchies, also plays an important political role as a mediator between the various factions, especially between the military dictatorship and the pro-democracy forces. The country's citizens experienced this in the 20th century with numerous changes of government, which illustrates the cyclicality, but the trend is likely to continue in the future.
He has grown Hungarian peppers in Thailand, petted dragons in Komodo and swam with David Beckham in Singapore. He was planning to incorporate elements of European cooking into Asian cuisine, but in the end he combined Asian with Hungarian. In addition to his high level of technical knowledge, experience and creativity, Chef Dániel Varga's aim is to surprise, a goal he undertakes with honesty and courage. Maybe that's why he is loved throughout Hungary.
Asia is experiencing a huge digital revolution, with mobile payments on the surge in the region. China is leading the way with the world’s largest internet user population and smartphone market, but other countries such as India and Indonesia have also stepped up to the plate.
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta, with a population of around 10 million, has been suffering from extreme land subsidence for decades and, to address this, President Joko Widodo announced the Nusantara project in 2019, a new capital city on the island of Borneo, which would ease pressure on Jakarta, which suffers from intense congestion and extremely high pollution levels.
In order to be smart and sustainable, cities need a vision and the ability to attract young talents, says Brian Chi-ang Lin, Sustainability Professor and Business Adviser from National Chengchi University in Taipei, who was a visiting fellow at BC4LS in Budapest.
Singapore was already one of the top eight global financial hubs before the world financial and economic crisis of 2008, and has now overtaken Paris and Tokyo (Global Financial Centres Index 32). Strengthening Singapore’s role as a green finance hub was essential to accomplishing this.
Busan would use the World Expo 2030 as a platform to find solutions to pending issues in each country by utilizing Korea's various experiences and know-how in order to resolve the climate and health crises, food and energy problems, and solutions to education and digital divides that countries around the world are experiencing today – Heon-Joon Park, the Mayor of Busan city told Eurasia Magazine. The Korean metropolis is competing against Riyadh and Rome. The successful host of the events that run from May to October 2030 will be elected on November 28.
In the geopolitical panel on the first day of this year's Eurasia Forum, Wang Huiyao, founding president of the Center for China and Globalization, and Norbert Csizmadia, chairman of the board of trustees of the Pallas Athéné Domus Meriti Foundation, discussed the challenges of the multipolar world order and globalization and how to solve these problems.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members to stick to innovation, openness, green and inclusive development in promoting regional cooperation in order for the region to usher in another "golden 30 years."