Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Last week, President Xi Jinping addressed the International Confucian Association to mark the 2,565th anniversary of the birth of Confucius. This would have been impossible for a Communist leader in earlier times. During the reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, Confucius was subjected to vilification and contempt.
The last half century has been very good to southern Africa's political incumbents — but persistent poverty and unemployment are now fueling the rise of populists vowing to upend the economic status quo.
The Islamic State (IS) group's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for Southeast Asian extremists who had been largely brought to heel following past deadly terror attacks.
China has a history of suppressing democratic movements, but people all over the world are hoping that, this time, the leadership in Beijing will change its tune in Hong Kong and honor its own policy of “one country, two systems.”
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The week that was began loudly with spirited declarations on the world stage against the scourge of terrorism, particularly of the Islamic State (IS) variety.
Once again, we have been confronted with a graphic reminder of the ferocity of volcanoes.
Over the past few days, the situation in Hong Kong has attracted worldwide attention. The government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are deeply concerned about recent developments, and I would like to take this opportunity to express our views and expectations.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's pledge of nontolerance for white-collar crimes by chaebol chiefs may be the latest among a string of election promises being cast off.
Iran and the United States do not see eye to eye on many things. But if U.S. President Barack Obama wants to destroy the Islamic State (IS), the radical forces that control a large swath of Iraq and Syria, he is going to have to learn to work with Tehran.
Monday, September 29, 2014
William Stanton, a former director of the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), made a speech at an International Symposium on U.S. Presence in Asia and Regional Security in Taipei on Sept. 13.
> Joe Hung