This has been a good month for China in its efforts to seize fugitives on the run, some of whom allegedly fled the country with large amounts of illicit funds. Beijing is now taking concrete steps to obtain the recovery of assets as well.
Zheng Chenggong (鄭成功) is better known in the West by his Hokkien honorific Koxinga, which means Lord of the Imperial Surname. He was a Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist who resisted the Qing conquest of China in 1644.
"The day I saw those people being cut in front of me, yes, I was afraid. I started crying." These words belong to a little Syrian girl that has suffered so much for her age. Many adults wouldn't be able to stand the things she has been through, but she bravely embraces it with an admirable composure.
Media outlets should be wary of creating such hype that reality is forced to live up to the fiction, and politicians compelled to make rash, uninformed decisions.
In a moment I'll try to say something worth our time about the photogenic Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who announced this past week their impending divorce. I'll also offer a view on the decision of a couple much closer to home that is also attracting headlines these days.
"A riddle, wrapped in an enigma, inside a mystery" is how Winston Churchill described the Soviet Union. He was speaking in October 1939, right after World War II commenced in Europe, but his words have direct importance for current developments.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made his case at the U.N. for the world to pay attention to the Kashmir dispute and for India to engage Pakistan in a sustained dialogue.
In a decade's time, visitors to ASEAN, South and North Asia may find their personal experiences in their respective destinations differ quite drastically.
The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the U.N. General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community.
The Milken Institute organized the third Asia Summit in Singapore last week on Sept. 15 and 16. Over 450 high-profile executives, CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, institutional investors, asset managers, policymakers, philanthropists and academics from 25 countries participated.