Thursday, April 16, 2015
The news about Finland deciding to undertake reforms in its education system -- one of the most admired in the world -- has taken the world by surprise. In the opinion of its admirers, Finland's education system is almost flawless., 1 Comment
Sometimes I wonder if we humans are really better than animals or machines. While watching the news on TV or reading the newspaper, I often come across beastlike men who are inferior to animals and machines., 1 Comment
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Beijing must be feeling the pressure from the United States to stop its campaign of turning tiny reefs that it controls in the South China Sea into artificial islands capable of accommodating military aircraft and vessels. The Monday edition of the People's Daily online carried not one but two commentaries criticizing the United States for its accusations against China.
In the last month, the international media has been carrying articles on the fight between the United States and China over the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)., 1 Comment
Hillary Clinton has put an end to speculation about one question: Yes, she's running for president. But that leaves another: What role has she in mind for her husband Bill?
Rejecting worldwide pressure, Turkey has drawn a defiant red line in refusing to recognize the mass killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide on the 100th anniversary year of the tragedy.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Jean-Loup Fayolle from France is a communication and health coach, as well as an organic farmer, who wants to improve ethics in Taiwan business
Japanese security policy has hit a dead end. Tokyo criticizes that since 2010, illegal incursions into the territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands (known as Diaoyu in China and Diaoyutai in Taiwan) by Chinese government ships have increased., 1 Comment
In the movie Surrogates, human beings live in isolation and interact by remote-controlling surrogate robots, who are perfectly good looking, young, healthy and athletic. In Gamer, people have personalities in simulation worlds that are different from their real lives.
Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang had just been elected an opposition lawmaker in Malaysia's Parliament three days earlier when racial riots between ethnic Chinese and Malays broke out on May 13, 1969. The government named Lim a suspected instigator and arrested him a few days later.