Friday, August 21, 2015
The mainland Chinese government needs to quickly ascertain the causes of recent massive explosions while also disclosing pertinent information.
Amid nationwide grief over Monday's deadly bombing at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a slogan of solidarity among Thais has emerged. "Stronger Together" is now echoing across social media, after it appeared on a banner at the candlelit vigil held at the shrine a day after the attack.
During her failed 2008 White House campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton derided rival Barack Obama's lofty talk of hope and change as equivalent to expecting "celestial choirs" to drop from the sky and inspire people to do the right thing.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Two brief statements by Singapore's Minister of Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam yesterday brought home how closely the fate of Singapore is related to the internal politics of its closest neighbors.
The Mainland Chinese authorities' handling of the Tianjin explosions bears many of the hallmarks of their standard approach to the litany of disasters in the country -- a clampdown on discussion, official obfuscation, and carefully targeted media condemnation.
With a swath of one of the world's busiest ports in ruins, more than a billion U.S. dollars in losses, and some major multinational firms still unable to access their premises, the economic impact of the Tianjin explosions could reverberate for months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbours, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India's standing.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nepal is currently in a very crucial phase of its history. The government of Nepal has completed the collection of opinions from the people and civil society on various issues of the draft constitution.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to grasp the nettle when he delivered a much-touted address on the 70th anniversary of his nation's surrender at the end of World War II.