Wednesday, September 24, 2014
China's Communist Party has announced that a plenary session of its Central Committee will meet next month and the focus will be on the rule of law. While no one expects the party to allow a fully independent judiciary, there may well be progress while leaving in place the ultimate role of the party.
Brazil's market-movers hope President Dilma Rousseff's time is up, but there are signs that voters are moving back toward her as next month's election nears.
Addressing the 2nd plenum of the 19th party congress of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) on Sept. 14, Chairman Ma Ying-jeou called for unity of all party members by counting the KMT's numerous contributions toward Taiwan in history.
Certain rules and traditions are observed each time the top leaders of India and China get together.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance of the Islamic State group, to end the raging Ebola epidemic and to make progress in nuclear negotiations with Iran. That's likely just fine with Russian President Vladimir Putin, since these issues distract from Russia's presence in neighboring Ukraine.
The Palestinians launch an intensive diplomatic campaign on three fronts this week: tackling internal divisions, resuming truce talks with Israel and making a fresh appeal to the United Nations.
The latest issue of the digital magazine “Dabiq” features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State (IS) group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, “There is No Life Without Jihad” and “Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands.”
I am writing to you regarding the AFP's article “Royal slur cases skyrocket post Thai Coup: Amnesty” published in The China Post on 12 September 2014 which provided inaccurate information on the current political situation in Thailand.
South Korea and Japan have recently been moving to build momentum toward repairing their soured relations, with the possibility growing that South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold their first bilateral summit in the months to come.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Shirley Yamaguchi, a popular Japanese singer and actress also known as Toshiko Otaka and Ri Koran, died in Tokyo on Sept. 7. She was 94. Born Toshiko Yamaguchi (山口淑子) in Shenyang, Manchuria in 1920, Shirley made her name first as a singer and then as a film star as Ri Koran (Li Xianglan, 李香蘭), because she was “adopted” as a daughter of her father's Chinese friend Li Jichun (李際春).
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