Friday, October 10, 2014
Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street.
Hong Kong's umbrella protesters are courageous and they deserve our support, but human rights idealism should not give way to confrontation that will hinder and not help China's slow but sure democratization.
The news issued recently by Taiwan's government about the possibility of merging the Marine Corps into the Army has brought about enormous arguments and controversies. This issue has drawn a lot of public attention and has been extensively discussed by experts, Marine veterans and TV program hosts.
A new article in The Economist had some misinterpretations about President Ma Ying-jeou's recent remarks on the South China Sea's territorial disputes given on September 1st as addressing the Exhibition of Historical Archives on the Southern Territories of the Republic of China.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
After two months, the U.S.-led aerial campaign in Iraq has hardly dented the core of the Islamic State group's territory. The extremist fighters have melted into urban areas when needed to elude the threat, and they have even succeeded in taking new territory from an Iraqi army that still buckles in the face of militants.
Is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sincere about his wish to hold a summit with President Park Geun-hye? Judging by his recent comments at the Japanese Diet, either Abe has no desire to meet with Park or his political judgment has become so clouded that he cannot see the consequences of his remarks.
For most Haitians, the death of onetime dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier revives painful memories of the era of anguish and fear when he and his equally brutal father ruled the impoverished Caribbean nation. In life, “Baby Doc” cheated the Haitian people by robbing them of their dignity and national patrimony. In death, he cheated justice by avoiding a trial for corruption and human rights charges.
Hong Kong's democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline, even as it faces a long-term challenge from mainland rival Shanghai.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
“I'm a very modest man,” Narendra Modi, who as a young man sold tea by the railroad but who became India's prime minister in May, told 18,500 cheering fans in New York's Madison Square Garden last week. “That's why I plan to do big things for modest people.”, 2 Comments
This letter is in response to the articles covering the voting crisis between China and Hong Kong.