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Inequality lurks under facade of prosperity

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  • Newspaper section: News
  • Writer: Curtis S Chin
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What if the gap between the rich and poor grew and grew in Asia, and no one noticed? 

Avendor pedals past a Louis Vuitton store —an image of contrast that captures Thailand’s widening income gap between the rich and poor. NATTHITIAMPRIWAN

Amidst skyscrapers and shopping malls from Bangkok to Beijing, that's a question worth pondering given an increasingly affluent and growing middle class often far removed from the poverty that persists across the Asia-Pacific region.

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