Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to grasp the nettle when he delivered a much-touted address on the 70th anniversary of his nation's surrender at the end of World War II.
Live cattle, boxed beef and wheat imports from Australia are detrimental to Indonesian interests in ensuring greater food security and establishing high-value strategic partnerships in Asia.
Southeast Asia faces a multi-faceted challenge: How to intercept those returning from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, differentiate the hardcore extremists from the misguided ones, and deal with them accordingly.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement on Japan's role in World War II has drawn much interest for good reasons.
Mainland China shocked global financial markets last week when it allowed its currency, the yuan, to fall in value against the U.S. dollar for three straight days, fueling fears that the world's second-biggest economy was slowing down more than what experts had expected. Stock markets in Asia and Europe suffered widespread losses and many currencies in the region weakened.
"Characterization" (月旦評) is a collection of portrayals of heroes of the "Epoch of the Three Kingdoms" by Xu Shao (許劭) in conversations with his cousin on the first day of the first moon.
- Joe Hung
Myanmar President Thein Sein has launched a palace coup within the ruling party to shore up his support and end the presidential hopes of his rival, the speaker of the lower house Thura Shwe Mann.
Aug. 15 this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. We should take this occasion to offer silent, sincere prayers for the repose of the souls of more than 3 million people who perished against their will in that terrible conflict, while renewing our resolve for peace.
2015/8/16, 1 Comment
The U.S. 2016 presidential campaign seems different. Traditionally, the Republicans have nominated a known-quantity candidate with extensive government experience. The Democrats are more given to surprises.
The Chinese yuan's sharp plunge this week, after the People's Bank of China widened the trading band, has led to understandable nervousness in the markets.