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"When they go low, we go high." So declared then-U.S. first lady Michelle Obama at the 2016 Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia. That memorable turn of phrase reminds me today less of the ugliness of past political campaigns, and more of the beauty of Hong Kong's striking skyline.
 
Tsai Ing-wen is a little woman not an Amazonian warrior. She had the nickname "Little Ing" for a long time before she became the chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2008.
 
"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine."
 
Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the Twenty-first Century!
 
In October 1939, when World War II was just beginning, Winston Churchill, in a radio broadcast, described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Today, the same can be said of North Korea, which continues to defy the world with its nuclear and missile programs, despite biting United Nations sanctions.
 
I am delighted to be back in Taiwan for what will actually be my final overseas visit as the U.K. Special Representative for Climate Change.
 
Everybody in Taiwan knows who Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) is. A 12.9-kilometer freeway tunnel passing under Snow Mountain (雪山) linking Taipei and Yilan in Northern Taiwan was opened in 2006. It is named Chiang Wei-shui Freeway.
 
Depending who you talk to, globalization happened either in 1492, when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America in search of the Orient, or sometime in the middle of 19th century, when America decided to look outwards for global trade after its Civil War.
 
Military forces of the United States are now on the ground in Syria, a nation gripped by civil war in one of the most dangerous and violent regions in the world.
 
Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea.
 
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