The Philippines is a country of almost 100 million people spread out over 7,100 islands. Traditionally, our economy has been viewed as mainly agricultural, with much of the business and investment focus on three key cities: Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has a knack for crafting pithy sound bites and taking swift action to move the public, disarm enemies and ride out of trouble at critical moments.
U.S. President Barack Obama spent more than an hour outlining his vision for American foreign policy before the graduating class at the Westpoint Military Academy. When he finished, one question puzzled observers: Where did Asia fit in this new vision?
After a year and a half since President Park Geun-hye took office, relations between the two Koreas appear to be hanging in midair as the North escalates military tension while sending conciliatory signals at the same time.
The May 22 military coup d'etat is not necessarily the last in Thai political history and it cannot be expected to end the conflicts.
Amid slowing economic growth, higher budget deficit and increased exposure to external debt, the future of the domestic political landscape in Indonesia is showing some distressing signs.
A group of men, all renowned in Taiwan's political scene, yesterday proposed a resolution to preserve the status quo of cross-strait relations, dubbing their proposal the “greater one China (大一中架構)” concept.
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We live in a world where “spying” by electronic means is now pervasive and practically no one or institution that uses telephones, smartphones, emails and the internet is protected from intelligence gathering.
It's a sad reflection on Pakistan's urban elites, but the Urdu language seems to be losing ground quite fast.
In the early 1990s, a fierce East-West debate arose concerning whether the economic success of Asia was due to Asian values of hard work, fielty and paternalistic government, largely attributable to Confucianism, Islam, Hinduism and other Asian cultures.