Shortly after graduation from Taiwan University in 1954, I was drafted as a translator-interpreter at the then General Headquarters of the Chinese Army to discharge my ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) duty.
- Joe Hung
One in every two people in Japan develops cancer. Measures must be bolstered to reduce deaths from the disease and alleviate the anxiety and pain of patients.
The leaders of Malaysia's ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) will likely have to choose sides soon in an escalation of the power struggle that has gripped the party for nearly a year.
At 3:30 p.m. eastern time on July 3, U.S. President Barack Obama was online on Twitter, taking questions on his new health care and Affordable Care Act.
"Unacceptable," is how President Francois Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three former presidents and wiretapped two finance ministers.
Is this "a bank made by China, for China?" Misgivings that this is the case are only mounting.
South Korean national police arrested this week a low-ranking government official on charges of taking kickbacks from car importers while issuing environmental certificates for foreign automobiles.
Looks like we are not alone," Ellen Chong, my Twitter friend, tweeted to me.
"Terrorism: the Shockwave of Bloody Friday," headlined the French daily Le Monde, after a series of deadly, coordinated, and barbaric attacks by radical Islamists on three continents. The massacre of 28 European (mostly British) tourists in Tunisia at a beach resort, the grisly beheading of a plant manager near Lyon, France, the senseless sectarian slaughter of 26 Muslim worshipers at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait, and the killings of 150 civilians in Kobane, Syria by Islamic State, are the latest sanguinary statistics in a war which many people choose to politely forget.
What are we to make of the recent changes in Nepal's constitution-making efforts and the 16-point agreement among major political parties?