Tuesday, April 14, 2015
In the movie Surrogates, human beings live in isolation and interact by remote-controlling surrogate robots, who are perfectly good looking, young, healthy and athletic. In Gamer, people have personalities in simulation worlds that are different from their real lives.
Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang had just been elected an opposition lawmaker in Malaysia's Parliament three days earlier when racial riots between ethnic Chinese and Malays broke out on May 13, 1969. The government named Lim a suspected instigator and arrested him a few days later.
Monday, April 13, 2015
It was in the summer of 1960. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was coming to Taipei for a two-day state visit on June 18. A couple of days before his arrival, I was invited to a press tour of Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung.
> Joe Hung, 2 Comments
South Koreans mark the first anniversary this week of the Sewol ferry disaster which scarred the national psyche and left a lasting legacy of bitterness, mistrust and division.
Leaders seeking independence for Spain's Catalonia region had the wind in their sails four months ago, but the change sweeping Spanish politics has blown them off course.
Sudan's elections are of little concern to the latest arrivals at Darfur's Zamzam camp, forced to flee their homes by fighting this year between rebels and President Omar al-Bashir's forces.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
I had hoped to write this week on a topic guaranteed to warm the hearts of readers, and possibly win a plaudit or two for sharing a few sunny words on a recent news event. Surely I am not the only one who likes cheerful news., 1 Comment
Dakuku Peterside and Nyesom Wike, the two main candidates running for governor of Nigeria's Rivers state, signed a peace accord this week in the local capital Port Harcourt.
Across the Middle East, fierce rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran is heightening sectarian tensions, even in conflicts that analysts say are primarily political., 2 Comments
The Thai minimum wage -- the lowest payment allowed under the law to unskilled labor -- is always linked with how good the economy will be doing and how "attractive" a country is to foreign investors.