Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to grasp the nettle when he delivered a much-touted address on the 70th anniversary of his nation's surrender at the end of World War II.
Live cattle, boxed beef and wheat imports from Australia are detrimental to Indonesian interests in ensuring greater food security and establishing high-value strategic partnerships in Asia.
Brazilians clamoring for President Dilma Rousseff's overthrow should think twice, analysts say, warning that the trauma of impeachment could undermine 20 years of building democracy in the Latin American giant.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Southeast Asia faces a multi-faceted challenge: How to intercept those returning from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, differentiate the hardcore extremists from the misguided ones, and deal with them accordingly.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement on Japan's role in World War II has drawn much interest for good reasons.
Mainland China shocked global financial markets last week when it allowed its currency, the yuan, to fall in value against the U.S. dollar for three straight days, fueling fears that the world's second-biggest economy was slowing down more than what experts had expected. Stock markets in Asia and Europe suffered widespread losses and many currencies in the region weakened.
The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless -- written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitations for sex, adorned with suggestive photos and videos. Many in the fight against sex trafficking loathe the website, particularly since some escorts in the ads have turned out to be minors who've been forced into the sex trade.
Monday, August 17, 2015
"Characterization" (月旦評) is a collection of portrayals of heroes of the "Epoch of the Three Kingdoms" by Xu Shao (許劭) in conversations with his cousin on the first day of the first moon.
> Joe Hung
Malaysia's prime minister has a problem: He can't explain away a US$700 million bank account to a skeptical public.
Myanmar President Thein Sein has launched a palace coup within the ruling party to shore up his support and end the presidential hopes of his rival, the speaker of the lower house Thura Shwe Mann.