Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In a park in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale sits a life-size statue of a Korean woman, next to an empty chair. It has been in place since last July, to commemorate World War II “comfort women,” or sex slaves to Japanese soldiers, many of them Korean.
Newly minted Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe faces not only the gargantuan task of getting the Japanese capital ready to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. But he is also likely to be busy fending off allegations against him, ranging from abuse of public funds to discrimination against women.
Tensions within Indonesia's largest opposition party are starting to surface in the run-up to the July presidential election.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Each of these things has made Taiwan an even better place to live and to visit, according to Nicolle Singer from the U.S., who hopes those who live here are aware of their good fortune.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rules six of the 22 cities and counties of Taiwan.
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Less than two months ago, Arvind Kejriwal rode Delhi's Metro to his own swearing-in as the city's Chief Minister after winning one of the most stunning election debuts as a newcomer to Indian politics.
When it comes to mutant influenza strains, H7N9 is the one to watch.
America is getting a new look at an old version of Hillary Clinton, with a time capsule from the political maelstrom that tore through her life in the 1990s.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
One of my heroes in Taiwan is a priest (“shen-fu”) from the Netherlands, the country we once called Holland. This special fellow would blush and half-seriously scowl at me if I were to drop his name here, so I won't do that.
On Feb. 11, history was made as representatives of China and Taiwan agreed to exchange representative offices. Face-to-face negotiations are led by Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun of China, who heads that government's Taiwan Affairs Office, and Taiwan Mainland Affairs Minister Wang Yu-chi, both notably senior officials.