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Surveillance Helps Secure Singapore for Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C. It’s no accident Singapore was chosen to host the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One big reason: the city is extremely safe and tightly controlled. In fact, it has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. That’s in part because the country’s pervasive system […]

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LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore

Singapore – Singapore’s annual Pink Dot event takes place on Saturday 28 June 2014, and this year it appears to have stirred up more controversy than usual. The grassroots movement which was started in 2009 by a group of individuals, is a large public gathering where attendees are encouraged to wear pink to support the ‘freedom […]

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J. Luce Foundation Welcomes New Executive Staff

New York, N.Y.  Please join me in welcoming two new members of the J. Luce Foundation executive staff: Jeremy Hu and Nigel Roberts. Jeremy serves as our foundation’s executive director, and Nigel is our communications director. They join John Lee, our vice president, on our Executive Committee. Nigel Roberts and Jeremy Hu join the J. […]

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Finding Nirvana in New York City: Delicious Restaurant with a Heart

By John Lee, edited by Jim Luce. Photos by John Lee.   Recently I met up with Creole singer Mayer Morissette, Maggie Metayer, and Jim Luce to dine at Nirvana, on Lexington Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets.  What a treat on a cool autumn night!   Upon arrival, we were ushered upstairs to the main […]

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Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the earthquake in Haiti, Haitian’s sent home about 1.2 Billion Dollars annually to Haiti. This amount does not include what the Haitian people carry with them when traveling to Haiti nor does it include in the […]

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Tibet: Polar Perspectives. Can Both Sides Be Heard?

New York, N.Y.  The 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s exile has generated much press and media attention. News accounts have been full of the Dalai Lama’s visa revocation which blocked him from speaking at an coming 2010 World Cup-related peace conference in South Africa, where two other Nobel Laureates where scheduled to speak. In […]

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