It may come as a surprise that while Beijing has labeled Sunday's mass killing in the city of Kunming as a terrorist attack by Xinjiang separatists, the Communist Party of China once put its support behind an independent state in China's northwest reaches.
The strong diplomatic protest against China's water-cannon attack on Filipino fishers on Jan. 27 in Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea was followed by an announcement by the Armed Forces of the Philippines that the disputed islet, which Manila claims as Bajo de Masinloc, would now be under the jurisdiction of the Western Command.
Last December, only three days before the Bureaucracy Reform Bill was scheduled to go before the year's final plenary session of Parliament, reformist watchdog Sofian Effendi was shocked to discover 12 discrepancies in the bill, which civil servants had fought tooth and nail to forestall.
Thailand's anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has apparently retreated from its multiple rally sites in the city of Bangkok, bringing some reprieve to the traffic flow after several weeks of disruptions.
In the last 10 days, both Singapore and Hong Kong announced their budgets for 2014/2015. The theme of the Singapore Budget was “Opportunities for the Future, Assurance for our Seniors.”
Kunming, more than 2,000 kilometers south of Beijing and clear across the country from Xinjiang, home of the ethnic minority Uighur group, is an unlikely target for separatist terrorists.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's first-ever government work report when he opens the annual session of China's national Parliament on Wednesday will be scrutinized for fresh details about the top leadership's much-vaunted but vague reform agenda.
Thailand's caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has asked the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mediate in the escalating political conflict in Thailand.
Recently announced healthcare measures could be targeting senior votes, which are badly needed to offset declining support from young Singaporeans.
Social media giant Facebook is getting into the election action in India.