Monday, April 21, 2014
“Any report on the North is either a scoop or a fiction.” This is the sub-headline of an article in Kwanhun Journal 2014-Spring Edition. The quarterly, published by the Kwanhun Club, a fraternity of senior journalists, devoted its latest issue to the problem of reporting on North Korea.
I decided to experiment with crowdsourcing, and gave friends the choice between three potential topics for this column, asking them to cast their vote on Facebook.
U.S. President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about U.S. strategy.
Thailand is looking to engage in a more seamless region as the deadline for Asean Economic Community (AEC) integration approaches.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Taiwan media tend to be keenly interested in surveys, statistics, and just about any type of tool that measures opinions. I may be the smallest cog in the wheel of our local print scene, but that doesn't matter. I too like to ask questions and count answers.
“To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war,” said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a principal war leader with distinctive credentials are worth keeping in mind as the crisis in Ukraine escalates.
The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his or her finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.
After the tech euphoria of 2013, the fast-moving sector has hit a speed bump.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The fate of Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe's largest countries, hangs in the balance. On the one hand, “spontaneous” political demonstrations and government building seizures by pro-Russian separatists, are bringing an air of deliberately planned disorder to the country's eastern regions bordering Russia.
In Korean, the word Sewol means “time.” Sewol was the name of the ferry that met a sudden and tragic fate on Wednesday morning, but time was what we didn't have in the painstaking efforts to save those on board.