Sometimes I wonder if we humans are really better than animals or machines. While watching the news on TV or reading the newspaper, I often come across beastlike men who are inferior to animals and machines.
2015/4/16, 1 Comment
Beijing must be feeling the pressure from the United States to stop its campaign of turning tiny reefs that it controls in the South China Sea into artificial islands capable of accommodating military aircraft and vessels. The Monday edition of the People's Daily online carried not one but two commentaries criticizing the United States for its accusations against China.
In the last month, the international media has been carrying articles on the fight between the United States and China over the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
2015/4/15, 1 Comment
Japanese security policy has hit a dead end. Tokyo criticizes that since 2010, illegal incursions into the territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands (known as Diaoyu in China and Diaoyutai in Taiwan) by Chinese government ships have increased.
2015/4/14, 1 Comment
In the movie Surrogates, human beings live in isolation and interact by remote-controlling surrogate robots, who are perfectly good looking, young, healthy and athletic. In Gamer, people have personalities in simulation worlds that are different from their real lives.
It was in the summer of 1960. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was coming to Taipei for a two-day state visit on June 18. A couple of days before his arrival, I was invited to a press tour of Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung.
- Joe Hung, 2 Comments
I had hoped to write this week on a topic guaranteed to warm the hearts of readers, and possibly win a plaudit or two for sharing a few sunny words on a recent news event. Surely I am not the only one who likes cheerful news.
2015/4/12, 1 Comment
The Thai minimum wage -- the lowest payment allowed under the law to unskilled labor -- is always linked with how good the economy will be doing and how "attractive" a country is to foreign investors.
There's an urgent food crisis in communist North Korea, where shortages affect up to 70 percent of the population. According to an alarming new U.N. humanitarian report, some 18 million people out of the population of 24 million are considered "food insecure" and don't have access to an adequate and diverse diet to live healthily. To meet the challenge the U.N. needs US$111 million for humanitarian aid over the next year.
There is no getting away from it: Lifting martial law doesn't mean anything if it's replaced by an equally, if not more, draconian law.