Saturday, May 4, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama reminded the world on Thursday of the lofty goal set early in his presidency to double American exports over five years. It looks like he won't deliver.
Shinzo Abe makes no secret of wanting to revise Japan's constitution, which was drafted by the United States after World War Two, to formalize the country's right to have a military — but critics say his plans go deeper and could return Japan to its socially conservative, authoritarian past.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The noise and fury of rhetoric from the North of the Korean Peninsula has been much. It has cooled a little of late, but in the weeks that followed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for their third nuclear weapons test, it was odd to pass a day without heralds of fire.
From factory fires to slave labor, the growth of mass manufacturing in South East Asia has not been problem-free, but having shed its “sweatshop” reputation, the region could have lessons for Bangladesh.
At his news conference on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time in years spoke about the controversial detention center at Guantanamo Bay, which he had promised to close when he first took office.
My first impression of Taiwan when I came back last time in January was the revamped Terminal 1 of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. I noticed there were a lot of signs courting Chinese tourists in the Airport's duty free shops. I also found that there seemed to be a lot more R.O.C. flags hanging along the main roads of Taipei., 1 Comment
Thursday, May 2, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is moving cautiously and smartly toward fresh Middle East peace talks, but deep distrust between all sides means success is far from guaranteed, analysts say.
Italy's new coalition government has been cheered by many at home and cautiously welcomed abroad, but faces challenges to its survival, from managing rivalry between the newly united right and left to funding growth-boosting measures.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
“The Buck Stops here,” said the famous sign on Harry S. Truman's desk, encapsulating the lonely dilemmas power presents to U.S. presidents, one of which now confronts Barack Obama over Syria.
Arnulfo Babiera applied for a U.S. green card a decade ago, in the hopes of reuniting with his sister, a naturalized citizen. But at the current rate, his wait could extend until 2027.