China hosted the 11th G-20 summit from Sept. 4-5 in Hangzhou for the first time since the group formally started holding summits when the world economy slipped into deep recession in 2008.
On July 25, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) used its Legislative Yuan majority to pass the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations, legislation that solely targets the Kuomintang (KMT). President Tsai Ing-wen calls the targeting of a single entity transitional justice.
After two decades of economic sanctions on Myanmar, the U.S. has decided to lift them. The announcement was made following a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar's State Counselor-cum-Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House on Sept. 14.
After the outrage over the rapid succession of brutal incidents targeting women, it is unfathomable why the government continues to drag its feet on the anti-rape and anti-"honor" killing bills.
North Korea's detonation of its fifth nuclear test last week is a significant punctuation mark in the steadily worsening security situation on the Korean Peninsula.
No one can tell for sure how many migrant workers we actually have in this country. Even the authorities and individual officials offer their own variable numbers, not so much because they have something to hide from the public but simply no one knows exactly how many of them are here.
On Monday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha finally ordered an end to military trials for civilians.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's decision to put the affiliation process of medical colleges on hold until a bill on medical education reform is endorsed by the Parliament is a very positive step. This decision follows a recent warning by Govinda KC, a campaigner who has long fought for reforms in the medical sector, that he will once again go on a hunger strike if his demands are not met.
The heavy-handed posture of Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration appears to have led to the rise of "anti-China" forces in Hong Kong.
Some worry that our outspoken president may be unnecessarily antagonizing the U.S. for our country's own good, while sounding deliberately gentle with China -- in the name of pursuing an "independent foreign policy."