U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry did not hesitate to warn China over the air defense identification zone it created over the East China Sea, and against establishing a similar zone in the South China Sea, in meetings in China on Feb. 14 with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and others, calling it, “very challenging ... to regional stability.”
Moscow's takeover of Crimea begs the question: Where will Putin stop?
The secession of Crimea from Ukraine and its annexation by Russia is a test of one of the great promises of the 21st century.
Japan, the United States and South Korea are considering holding a meeting among their leaders on the sidelines of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit that starts in the Netherlands on Monday. We urge the three countries to do so, as it could help break the impasse in Japan-South Korea relations.
One abnormal corporate practice in Korea is that many listed companies hold their annual meetings of shareholders on the same day. Here, March is the conventional season for companies that file their annual reports in December. On certain days of the month, especially the second and third Fridays, hundreds of companies convene their general assemblies.
Last Thursday afternoon, while walking in the park I overheard two men discussing the rape case which is currently making headlines in Pakistani media. This was before the victim's death.
China's new urbanization blueprint has bold targets, reflecting the leaders' belief that the next six years is a make-or-break period in the country's push to get more people living as bona fide urbanites, say analysts.
In recent times, the state of the world economy has been a decisive factor affecting the fortunes of developing countries in general and least developed landlocked countries like Nepal in particular. The world economy has been witnessing a declining trend in growth, from 3.9 percent in 2011 to 3.1 percent in 2012 and 3 percent in 2013.
World attention the past week has focused on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. For Malaysians, it's been a tense and intense experience.
It may be natural that the continuing rise in the number of babies born out of wedlock in Korea has drawn attention from many demographers who are concerned about the country's low birthrate.