Last Thursday, student leader Joshua Wong was at Hong Kong Commercial Radio to record a program when he ran into Chief Secretary Carrie Lam. The 18-year-old immediately reached into his schoolbag and pulled out a criticism of the government's public sentiment report released two days earlier.
A few seconds is all it takes for a lunatic armed with an intent to kill to make history. And all it takes is one such isolated incident to trigger unrest — at home or thousands of miles away — that lead to riots, which can then grow chaotic and quickly spiral out of control.
The deportation of a Korean-American woman accused of engaging in pro-North Korean activity has become a fresh issue of contention between conservatives and progressives, and touched off a controversy over freedom of speech in South Korea.
You can boycott a journal of opinion or refute their 'insulting' comments, but violence is never an acceptable option
Saturday morning's fire at an apartment in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, claimed four lives and injured 124 with the death toll likely to rise as several of the patients are listed in critical condition.
I was at the ceremony where the national flag of the Republic of China was lowered at Twin Oaks in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 31, 1978. A U.S. Department of State Taiwan desk officer was at the historic estate to watch the lowering of the flag. He was jeered at by one of us in attendance who was sad and angry. Some of us wept. On the following day, New Year's Day of 1979, the United States cut off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China.
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Executions are set to guide the plot of Pakistan's latest episode in the War on Terror. Every day brings news of the numbers, 8,000 awaiting death, a few hung already, the ominous pictures of nooses plastered on the pages of newspapers.
There is outrage sweeping across newsrooms throughout the world over the heinous murder of 12 people, 10 of whom were journalists, in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris on Wednesday.
The plan by several universities to scrap the system allowing students to defer graduation and maintain their enrollment status without paying fees is facing vocal opposition from students.
On Jan. 1, all sorts of stuff collided in an odd exchange involving President Ma Ying-jeou and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je at a flag-raising ceremony to mark the start of 2015. Am I the only one hoping this goof-up was not an omen of things to come? Am I the only one who even remembers the story?