We have just stepped into the Nepal New Year and it has now been a full year since the devastating earthquake knocked us all out of our complacency and tendency to take things for granted. The quake left almost 9,000 people dead, thousands more injured, and countless others homeless, as their houses were destroyed and many villages were reduced to rubble.
The debate in Britain on whether the country should get out or remain in the European Union (EU) is fascinating on a number of scores.1 Comment
President Ashraf Ghani seems deliberately to have overlooked the awesome reality in Afghanistan, if his tweet in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's Taliban assault in Kabul is any indication -- "The attack clearly shows the enemy's defeat in face-to-face battle with government forces."
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC), which announced Wednesday it had falsified data on fuel efficiency for four minivehicle models, has been in fierce competition over better mileage to attract cost-conscious consumers.
Last week, Sun Wenlin and Hu Minglian asked the mainland authorities in Changsha to register them as married. Messrs. Sun and Hu are gay and so their application was turned down by the city government. The appeal that they lodged to a local court was also promptly dismissed.
After a year of mortal racist attacks in different parts of the U.S. -- as often as not in connivance with or perpetrated by white police officers -- Hillary Clinton has advanced the severest condemnation yet of what she calls the "reality of systemic racism," of a degree that the country has not been able to "face up to."
There are two issues that the Nepal government should prioritize at this moment -- post-earthquake reconstruction and the implementation of the constitution. After major delays, the government is finally moving ahead with the first.
Whoever dominates the mobile-phone industry dominates the internet. The whole world of information is now available in your hand, replacing your own mind as a repository of information needed in decision-making.
In February the biotech blue chip OBI Pharma (浩鼎) announced its breast cancer drug under development failed to achieve "statistical significance" in clinical tests. Since then, the company's stock price has plunged 40 percent, with hundreds of millions of market value evaporating into thin air.
In the wake of the U.S.-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit in February, a lot has been said about how ASEAN matters for great powers. It is a historical time for U.S.-ASEAN relations. However, in light of the recent ASEAN foreign ministers retreat in Laos, we need to ask: What does ASEAN mean today for its member countries?