On the eve of Art Basel in Hong Kong at the end of this month, concerns are emerging about the ability of Chinaâs private museums to meet the financial demands of maintaining collections and exhibition programmes.
A frightening prospect for children born in Thailand today is that by the time they reach adulthood, Thailand will be an aged society with a dependency ratio of 1.7 workers for every old person. In 2010 that figure was 5 workers for every old person.
Thailand holds its first election in eight years on Sunday under rules concocted by a junta to keep it in power, but with the appeal of both old foes and the new millennial vote posing an unpredictable challenge.Â
The 83-year-old 14th Dalai Lama told Reuters in an interview on Monday this week that once he dies, his reincarnation will be found in India, and added that any other successor named by China would not be respected.