23-12-16: Christmas Lights Reveals Growing Spread of Electricity

By Anya Palm

It´s Christmas time. And while many Asian families don´t actually celebrate this holiday at home, as it is not a particularly Asian tradition, the cities in the region certainly lights extra up in December.

And there is reason to be jolly about that, says Bienvenido Oplas, a political analyst in the Philippines.

The lights show a wider spread of electricity and hints at material prosperity amongst populations in Asia, he writes in this opinion piece: