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?
I beg you, my American friends, if you're voting this November, vote for Hillary Clinton.
Reports have been flying through the air like fast-moving clouds about the future of student exchange programs between universities in Taiwan and their counterparts (loosely speaking) in the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Any nation where some warped, twisted definition of honor sanctions the killing of a woman, even your own young daughter or sister, has demonstrably strayed from every possible path of sanity.
"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine."
As Pakistan's policies and paranoia have turned it into a pariah state, our alliance with China has stayed rocksteady.
The artillery still rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues far from the headlines but embedded in the acute anxiety of European and U.S. policymakers.
In a span of three days last week, from Thursday to Saturday, five men died by what appeared to be summary execution in the Philippines -- two in Negros Occidental, two in Iloilo and one in Negros Oriental, all in central Philippines.
Minister Wang Yi's scolding of a Canadian reporter for daring to ask a question about human rights in China has made headlines around the world. The unexpected rant reflects China's attempt to export its own values, especially censorship, to the West.
After admitting in a recent press conference that he is no longer a Catholic, Rodrigo Duterte remarked that he had a new religion: "Iglesia ni Duterte (Church of Duterte)."