Zheng Chenggong (鄭成功) is better known in the West by his Hokkien honorific Koxinga, which means Lord of the Imperial Surname. He was a Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist who resisted the Qing conquest of China in 1644.
In a moment I'll try to say something worth our time about the photogenic Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who announced this past week their impending divorce. I'll also offer a view on the decision of a couple much closer to home that is also attracting headlines these days.
"A riddle, wrapped in an enigma, inside a mystery" is how Winston Churchill described the Soviet Union. He was speaking in October 1939, right after World War II commenced in Europe, but his words have direct importance for current developments.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made his case at the U.N. for the world to pay attention to the Kashmir dispute and for India to engage Pakistan in a sustained dialogue.
In a decade's time, visitors to ASEAN, South and North Asia may find their personal experiences in their respective destinations differ quite drastically.
The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the U.N. General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community.
The Milken Institute organized the third Asia Summit in Singapore last week on Sept. 15 and 16. Over 450 high-profile executives, CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, institutional investors, asset managers, policymakers, philanthropists and academics from 25 countries participated.
The New York Mayors assertion that Sunday's blast was an "internal act" may be of little consolation to discerning Americans. For, an internal threat is far more worrisome and intractable than an external one.
Few people have anything good to say about Hong Kong's taxi services. This is unfortunate for a city that boasts one of the world's most efficient public transport systems.
North Korea has rapidly improved its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile technology, making it a serious threat to Japan's national security. "We sort of knew that they were going to do it. It was the first time there were two tests in the same year, and the scale of the explosion was the largest yet.