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23 May 2013 : A half-century after the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the border between China and India remains undefined and a constant source of friction between the world's two most populous countries. Following three weeks of fighting in 1962, it was agreed to draw a Line of Actual Control (LAC). Five decades later, the map has yet to be delineated. As a result, both sides routinely send patrols up to the point where they believe the LAC should be _ the latest episode being a three-week incursion by Chinese troops into Indian-held territory that began in April.
MIGRANT WORKERSTime to harness the remittance boom
23 May 2013 : For more than a decade, Asia's economies have been on the move _ and so have its people. The scale of migration from rural to urban areas and across international borders is historically unprecedented, and 21st century Asia is its focal point.
22 May 2013 : School size matters, but it should not be the only thing that counts.
22 May 2013 : Would you save someone's life for 10 baht a day?
22 May 2013 : What do you do to the man who helped you win a landslide election through pioneering the 30-baht universal healthcare scheme?
22 May 2013 : A nasty week of traffic congestion signals that school has already reopened. Children are busy with books and engaged with their school activities while parents help them choose their classes.
22 May 2013 : If reactions are any indication, the most exciting news of the week was Samsung sending a 1 gigabit signal across 2km. This was apparently based on what 5G technology may look like. If the pundits are anything to go by, Asia has essentially bypassed 4G and is eagerly awaiting 5G to hit the streets. It will have to wait a while as the Samsung exercise was just a demo of proof of concept. As of today, there are no ratified standards for 5G and Samsung appears to be trying to get out a head of the pack.
21 May 2013 : Most people still know little or nothing about the rice pledging scheme, with the actual details fiercely guarded by a handful of officials at the Commerce Ministry, including Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapriom.
21 May 2013 : President Thein Sein has visited President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington. The visit is being promoted by both Myanmar and the United States for its symbolism. This is a shame.
21 May 2013 : Voters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in mid-term elections. The son of former president Corazon Aquino looks set to control both houses of Congress, giving him a mandate to continue his reform policies. His biggest worry now is making them stick.
21 May 2013 : Re ''The government's bad science'' (BP, May 19).
Local Concerns: Farm chemicals
21 May 2013 : Agricultural produce is one of Thailand's top five exports, making up about 12.37% of GDP. At the same time, Thailand is one of the world's heaviest farm chemical users, with imports of such chemicals more than doubling in less than a decade.