Lam Wing-kee. Lam Wing-kee. Lam Wing-kee. Remember that name. That is a name that should go down in history -- Hong Kong's history and China's history as well.
Both receivers and providers of bribes may benefit from an under the table transaction, but it is society that suffers.
There are two countries in Taiwan. One is the Republic of China, which Chiang Kai-shek created by moving his Kuomintang government to Taipei after he was defeated by Mao Zedong in the Chinese civil war at the end of 1949. The other is a country the Taiwan Civil Government (TCG, 台灣民政府) is getting ready to proclaim.
Secret killing was once a problem of the rich and famous, but the game has turned on its head in Bangladesh.
"Fog in channel, Continent cut off," is a very old British joke about an alleged newspaper headline regarding weather over the waterway separating them from Europe.
I wanted to run the other way these recent days every time my mind bumped against Orlando and the massacre there.
In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there's little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) have found fertile ground for expansion.
You eat social networking sites for breakfast. With the advent of smartphones, you carry the internet in your pocket, literally.
With nearly six months having passed since the launch of the so-called Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Economic Community, or AEC, the hard work of leveraging what promises to be a world-leading single market continues.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) finds itself in a dilemma: Should it rejoice over the decline this year in the number of Hong Kong people who commemorated the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square or should it be more worried that many of those not taking part don't consider themselves Chinese anymore?