The South Korean Board of Audit and Inspection has announced the outcome of its audit of the government-funded projects for securing overseas resources.
In November 2012, two weeks after becoming leader of the Communist Party, Xi Jinping visited the National Museum in Tiananmen Square. There, after viewing a grand exhibition called "The Road to Revival," which recalls China's century of humiliation beginning with the Opium War of 1840, Xi issued a call for achieving the "Chinese Dream," or "the great revival of the Chinese nation."
Several weeks ago, a video surfaced on the Internet, documenting outrageous animal abuse at a "halal" slaughterhouse in North Yorkshire, England.
South Koreans were led to believe that public safety would receive the utmost attention following last year's Sewol ferry disaster, which has been attributed to, among other things, blatant disregard for safety in pursuit of monetary gains.
South Korea's exports dropped 4.2 percent from a year earlier in March, following the 0.7 percent and 3.4 percent losses in January and February, respectively, according to data released by the central bank last week.
The Indonesia government made the right decision in unblocking Islamist websites, but not because blocking them was undemocratic.
A popular proverb whose origin is attributed to Joseph Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, is "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
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Some folks may picture Taipei as a fishbowl of sorts for so-called foreigners. It is not unusual for local friends to assume that quite a few of us from outside the country are all but automatic acquaintances or actual friends of foreigners they happen to know of. Don't we "lao wai" all know each another? Don't we all move in the same circles? Ha ha.
The visit of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington has dominated news headlines and discussion. Meanwhile, the visit of another leader of an important U.S. ally has received far less coverage.
Throughout the chaos, calamity and conflict which has befallen the Middle East, there are few groups which have come under such intense attack as Christians and minority ethnic communities. As countries like Iraq and Syria face the sharp end of ethnic and political strife, the persecution of small but significant Christian communities by terrorist elements such as Islamic State has tragically followed. This deadly plague of religious persecution has spilled over into neighboring countries including Libya and Egypt.