In many respects, South Korea's decision last week to participate in the China-led new regional infrastructure development bank was sensible.
The ruling against the 62-year-old adultery law at a constitutional court hearing in February was not merely the conclusion to a controversial decades-long debate. It also reflected changing norms in a traditionally patriarchal Korean society.
War in the Middle East is not exactly Earth-shattering news in a region that always had more than its fair share of bloodshed.
Pragmatism was a constant in Lee Kuan Yew's thoughts and actions during his years as prime minister, and later.
A local English newspaper ran this headline last Sunday for an article about cars, trucks, roads, injuries and deaths: “Failure to yield cause of accidents.” That headline pushes us to consider the many ways native speakers of English (of the American variety) use the term “yield.”
So Taiwan wants to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank or AIIB. Join Taiwan must as President Ma Ying-jeou said in an exclusive interview with The China Times on last Thursday.
- Joe Hung
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into the recent parliamentary elections with a sharp turn to the right that yielded the results he sought.
“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia that achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s — Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
The Obama administration and the tireless U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry endlessly strive for and speak about reaching a nuclear “deal” with Iran.
2015/3/28, 1 Comment
A visionary leader who saw Singapore rise from a former colonial outpost to a global economic powerhouse, Lee Kuan Yew passed away Monday, leaving behind a legacy that will be hard to emulate.