Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Voters in Okinawa have thrown a spanner into Japan's relations with the United States after electing a governor who wants the American military to downsize its presence at a time of alarm over China's territorial ambitions.
The SAARC Summit is fast approaching and Nepal is engaged in last-minute preparations, though even the government seems unsure if the Summit will make any substantial achievement for regional integration., 1 Comment
In Taiwan's political landscape, Northern Taiwan is dominated by supporters of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party while supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) populate the south., 2 Comments
Monday, November 17, 2014
Last week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meeting clearly shows the rise of China and the relative decline of the United States. A confident Xi Jinping made Beijing the venue to pronounce China as the power to be reckoned with in the fraying pax Americana.
> Joe Hung
U.S. President Barack Obama is getting his first glimpse of life as a lame-duck president traveling overseas. And so far, he has reason to like what he sees.
Eighteen nations, including Japan, the United States, China, Russia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have indicated their strong determination to forge a united East Asia to deal with threats posed by the Islamic State, a radical Islamic organization in the Middle East.
Following the preliminary FTA signing with mainland China last week, South Korea announced yesterday that its FTA negotiation with New Zealand has come to term, which is expected to be effective next year.
Although nearly two million people voted “Yes” in Catalonia's symbolic ballot on independence, analysts say nationalists will struggle for a majority in their drive to break away from Spain.
On the night of July 31, a series of gas explosions ripped Kaohsiung City apart. They were explosions on a scale unknown in the city, resulting in 30 people dead and more than 300 injured., 4 Comments
Sunday, November 16, 2014
As I prepare a mid-term examination these days for students in a survey course in American Literature, I am quite conscious of a doubt that's been nagging at me the past three or four years.