President Xi Jinping's pledge that China would use peaceful means to resolve territorial disputes had barely registered with rival claimants when news came that Beijing was building defense infrastructure on a disputed reef.
The frosty handshake between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the margins of the APEC meeting in Beijing is providing an opportunity for the two countries to end the downward spiral of the last two years, but this is by no means assured. Each must be cognizant of the sensitivities of the other side in an extremely unstable relationship.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I deal with the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population on a regular basis.
This week in Singapore, fresh from the G-20 meetings in Brisbane, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivered a major speech outlining the future of financial reform.
Nov. 19 was World Toilet Day. It was a day dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of 2.5 billion people on this planet who do not have access to a toilet.
The number of foreign tourists to Japan has been on a sharp increase this year, helping boost the world's third-largest economy at a time when it is struggling with sluggish domestic consumption.
It's election time in Japan now. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the Lower House of the Diet last Friday, and a snap general election is scheduled for Dec. 14. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide general election in 2012, and the next general election wouldn't take place until 2016.
- Joe Hung
It's one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist country and, as significantly, a call that the Case and the regime leadership be eventually referred to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
I promised to soon return to last week's topic of student reactions to a certain type of examination. I've decided that “soon” means today.