With thousands of unemployed graduates, the Singapore government plans to cap campus enrolment.
Although British Prime Minister David Cameron gave Chinese president Xi Jinping an autographed jersey of the England football team at the start of his visit, what some Chinese really want are the embroidered robes, sculptures and other treasures that the British looted from China some 150 years ago.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed on Nov. 14 that Northeast Asian countries work together to write history textbooks for their young students, as Germany has done with France and Poland in the past. She made the proposal at a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. In particular, she hopes South Korea, China and Japan would write a joint history textbook. She didn't mention Taiwan and North Korea, though.
- Joe Hung
Taiwan has in many ways done so much in recent years to become more sensitive to human rights. It boggles the mind then, as a co-signer of international human rights covenants with clauses that condemn hate speech, that our country has no law per se against the public posting of certain sorts of words.
The international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel, and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.
No answer to the future of Asian finance can be complete without some understanding of where the future of global finance is going. Even more important, can we predict the future of the Asian real sector?
Situated geographically between two blocs, divided culturally and religiously between two civilizations and now placed in the political conundrum of choosing between East and West, Ukraine is again the object the competing interests. And amid the political and gravitational pull of the two sides are the swirling clouds of Ukraine's tumultuous 20th century history.
Last month, the Chinese government introduced an exception to its one-child policy in a move heralded as a significant relaxation of the policy.
CNN's news anchor described Tuesday's turn of events in the Bangkok protest as “bizarre,” after the channel's American reporter in the Thai capital had explained how the confrontation had unexpectedly transformed into a scene of hugs and handshakes.
Japanese investment bank Nomura has declared that the global financial crisis is finally over, announcing: “The end of the end of the world” is here.