The withdrawal from the industrial complex in North Korea's border town of Kaeseong has been completed, with the seven remaining South Koreans having returned home and US$13 million in back pay and severance pay having been delivered to the North on Friday. Now there is no predicting what will become of the industrial complex, where small South Korean manufacturers have operated for the past decade.
2013/5/7, 1 Comment
I teach a 50-minute English class every Friday afternoon this semester at a public high school just down the road from my house. As I enter the campus there, I swing to the left, walk down a long corridor with a courtyard by the side, and then climb the stairs to the fourth floor. As I approach my classroom there, I see a mural on the wall.
The noise and fury of rhetoric from the North of the Korean Peninsula has been much. It has cooled a little of late, but in the weeks that followed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for their third nuclear weapons test, it was odd to pass a day without heralds of fire.
The United States intelligence community is still rushing to piece together the evidence related to the planning and execution of the Boston Marathon bombings. But a parallel and equally energetic investigation is sorely needed into the spectacular role online social media played during that crisis.
It was past 4 p.m. when Najib Razak arrived at SJKC Chung Hua 2 in Kuching for his fourth program of the day.
It's now official.Even monkeys can beat the stock market index.
After the deep divisions which ASEAN faced last year over its stance on the South China Sea issue, the only way forward for the organization was an attempt to rebuild unity. That direction was apparent at this week's leaders' summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, where host Brunei sought to rekindle the 10 members' old habit of functioning by consensus.
Japan under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to have abandoned its desire to cultivate friendship with its neighbors, notably Korea and China.
These past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for the government of Myanmar. First, there was the prestigious peace award given to President Thein Sein by the International Crises Group, recognizing his work toward a peace that can be achieved.
2013/4/27, 1 Comment
The need to reinforce patrol and monitoring activities on the water and in the air around the Senkaku Islands to respond to China's perilously provocative acts has grown.