The unveiling of a memorial to the Korean freedom fighter Ahn Jung-geun, at the railway station in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, on Sunday, commemorates his bravery against Japanese aggression and reminds people not to forget the past, says a Xinhua News Agency commentary.
China and South Korea have intensified their cooperation in attempting to pressure Japan over historical issues. This is worrisome.
The deterioration in Sino-Japanese political relations, which saw bilateral trade drop in 2012 after Tokyo nationalized three tiny islands also claimed by Beijing, resulted in another drop last year, despite an uptick in Japanese auto sales toward the end of the year.
She said she is the sister of a local Taliban commander.
Online child pornography in the Philippines is a perverse twist on globalization: consumption patterns in the developed world (say, in the United Kingdom or Australia) drive demand for live online “shows,” recorded video or still photographs featuring the sexual abuse of children.
Shih Ming-teh, a former chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, is a revolutionary at heart. He led the World Human Rights Day demonstration in Kaohsiung in 1979 to demand an end to President Chiang Ching-kuo's autocratic rule of Taiwan. Of course, he was arrested, tried and sentenced to life in prison for treason. He was pardoned by President Lee Teng-hui, who later had the criminal code amended to exculpate anyone who just talks about a revolution but does not try to start one.
- Joe Hung
Shashi Tharoor, known as Minister Twitter for his prolific presence on the microblogging site, has survived many a controversy in his five-year career in Indian politics.
Several weeks ago, a journalism professor at a Taipei university invited me to speak with her students about the highs and lows of writing a weekly newspaper column. To quote my dear Dad, invitations like that are “about as rare as hen's teeth.” I of course eagerly accepted her offer.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates was professional and effective in office, but has abruptly reversed course with his new volume of memoirs which bluntly criticize former colleagues, including U.S. President Barack Obama. His extensive, often harshly negative discussion of personalities is unfortunate, for him and for our nation's foreign policy.
Thailand and Myanmar have joined the ranks of countries with the highest level of religious violence, according to recent findings by the Pew Research Center.