Monday, November 25, 2013
I heard Emperor Hirohito's gyokuon hoso (玉音放送, Jewel Voice broadcast) on Aug. 15, 1945. But like almost all of us in Taiwan who listened to what our emperor said, I didn't know the Divine Country of Japan surrendered to end the Great East Asian War. We believed Hirohito was urging us to do more to win the unwinnable war.
> Joe Hung
Ukraine's stunning refusal to sign a historic trade deal with the European Union highlights the perilous state of the ex-Soviet state's economy and its continued reliance on its old master Russia.
Analysts praised Washington's ground-breaking interim deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, but warned negotiations for a full agreement will prove even tougher.
As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use Senate procedural rules to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I try hard not to address purely spiritual topics in this space very often, knowing The China Post is a secular newspaper that welcomes readers of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Today's column is an exception to the type of observations I usually offer., 1 Comment
The recent relaxation of the one-child policy in China recognizes that demographics play a major role in a country's economic fortunes. Asian fast growth was built on favorable demographics, growing labor supply at relatively cheap rates and open economies. But in many parts of Asia, as the population begins to age rapidly, there is genuine concern that Asians may grow old before they become rich.
Ukraine's decision to scrap a historic deal with the European Union has shown the influence the Kremlin retains over its neighbor, two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, analysts said Friday.
Thai politics has entered a tumultuous new era, analysts say, as the beleaguered ruling party slugs it out against an onslaught of opposition challenges and major rival protests menace the capital.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Super Typhoon Haiyan, which swept across the central Philippines, left a brutal legacy of death, destruction and dislocation in its wake. The category-five storm which slammed into Leyte and Cebu directly confronted the global community with yet another gripping disaster in which 13 million people were affected, with over 4 million persons displaced and at least 4,000 dead.
The speed of business today is giving rise to a transformation of the datacenter. Traditional IT infrastructure silos create bottlenecks that cripple quality of service and increase operational costs due to slower workload deployment and more room for error. Simply put, it can take too long to design, procure, deploy and integrate new IT infrastructure, and there are too many tools needed to manage it.