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EDITOR'S LETTER

New Emperors, Old Clothes

PIO ABAD, My dear, there are always people who are just a little faster, more brilliant, and more aggressive II, 2016, 

acid dye print on hand stitched silk twill, 120 × 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Silverlens, Manila. 

Although the northern hemisphere is shifting into its summer retreats, there are plenty of reasons to take a critical look at the present state of the world. In Asia, observers are watching how things unfold with newly elected presidents in Taiwan and the Philippines, particularly as tensions are escalating in the South China…

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