As a matter of fact, most of the people in Taiwan take it for granted that they are Chinese. Sure, seven out of every ten people will claim they are Hoklo.
- Joe Hung
Late last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed that “invasion” had no definition that was firmly established, either internationally or academically. He said it differed, depending on from whose perspective it was seen. He made the remarks in reply to a question regarding Japan's past apology for invading Korea, China and other Asian countries for colonial occupation.
Two odd incidents in which people lost their cool and physically attacked someone surfaced in our local news this past week. Although the stories may have appeared trivial, they offer fodder for reflection on the topics of anger and basic, old-fashioned respect.
The visit of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea to the White House on May 7 underscores the remarkable success and influence of her nation. Her election last December added one more name to the world's expanding roster of women leaders of nations.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's immediate priority is to introduce an effective Cabinet that can face up to the challenges ahead.
Speaking before delegates at last autumn's General Assembly, U.S. President Barak Obama eloquently stated “I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.”
With its resources boom coming to an end, the good times in Australia cannot last. But while economists blame China's economic slowdown and politicians blame one another, it is perhaps time to ask whether Australia might have brought some of the coming hardship on itself.
The first task for Prime Minister Najib Razak is to form the Cabinet. And we can expect the process to be different this time.
Chinese officials have certainly been busy.
2013/5/8, 1 Comment
The latest and most controversial speech of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra about democracy in Mongolia last week has led to an impact beyond her expectation.