Japan, the United States and South Korea are considering holding a meeting among their leaders on the sidelines of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit that starts in the Netherlands on Monday. We urge the three countries to do so, as it could help break the impasse in Japan-South Korea relations.
One abnormal corporate practice in Korea is that many listed companies hold their annual meetings of shareholders on the same day. Here, March is the conventional season for companies that file their annual reports in December. On certain days of the month, especially the second and third Fridays, hundreds of companies convene their general assemblies.
Last Thursday afternoon, while walking in the park I overheard two men discussing the rape case which is currently making headlines in Pakistani media. This was before the victim's death.
China's new urbanization blueprint has bold targets, reflecting the leaders' belief that the next six years is a make-or-break period in the country's push to get more people living as bona fide urbanites, say analysts.
Xi Jinping is leaving on Saturday on his first visit to Europe since assuming the presidency a year ago with the aim of enhancing economic ties between China and the European Union.
In recent times, the state of the world economy has been a decisive factor affecting the fortunes of developing countries in general and least developed landlocked countries like Nepal in particular. The world economy has been witnessing a declining trend in growth, from 3.9 percent in 2011 to 3.1 percent in 2012 and 3 percent in 2013.
World attention the past week has focused on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. For Malaysians, it's been a tense and intense experience.
It may be natural that the continuing rise in the number of babies born out of wedlock in Korea has drawn attention from many demographers who are concerned about the country's low birthrate.
Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote “The Charge of the Light Brigade” in memory of the 600 brave cavalrymen who rode into the “Valley of Death” in the battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. A wrong order was given, but “Theirs was not to reply/Theirs not to reason why/Theirs but to do and die.” I am not that brave. Nobody gave me any order, right or wrong. But I have reasoned why I had to write “A New History of Taiwan” in English and Japanese.
- Joe Hung
Another big hot potato has landed on the lap of Thailand's leaders and they are scratching their heads over what to do.