Cynics and skeptics abound as Indonesia plays host to the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference this week, which will gather heads of state, ministers and senior government officials from 77 countries across the two continents.
Ask the people around you. No, even better, look around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Is there anything to indicate that something big will take place in the city?
It's a little more than seven months ago that the Ministry of National Defense published in its organ, Strufight (奮鬥月刊：Struggle Monthly), an article on the Soul of a Soldier (軍人魂). It is the name of a dagger Chiang Kai-shek, superintendent of the Whampoa Military Academy in Canton, gave to every cadet on graduation as a present. The dagger is also known as the Dagger for Suicide.
- Joe Hung
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) recently announced the launching of our popular television sitcom "The Fierce Wife" as a type of good will ambassador for Taiwan in Latin American countries. The show has been entertaining local viewers since 2010, won a Golden Bell Award for Amanda Zhu as best supporting actress in 2011, and dazzled audiences as a movie adaptation in 2012.
2015/4/19, 1 Comment
"You know, next time you're going to have to do better, Mr. President."
The announcement by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton of her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has brought U.S. domestic politics to the global fore yet again. Mrs. Clinton, whose credentials are impressive, is being joined in the nomination fray by several other Democrats. The rival Republicans have their own array of hopefuls who wish to revive the party's electoral fortunes after two consecutive Democratic presidential terms.
It's been 40 years since the wars in Indochina ended and the curtain dropped ushering in a new period of darkness for the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Four long decades since the stunning imagery of North Vietnamese tanks smashing through the gates of Saigon's Doc Lap Independence Palace seizing the South Vietnamese capital, ending the decades-long war, and bringing forcible reunification by the communists to the divided nation.
It seems that radical unions will ignore public calls for restraint and go ahead with a general strike next week, which, in all regards, is not only illegal but also self-serving.
Pets are now treated as family members in Taiwan as changing demographic trends, such as aging issues, lower birth rates and delayed marriage take effect.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo's plans to carry out reforms and grow the economy have suffered a setback because of internecine party strife. The rift between him and his Indonesian Democratic Party -- Struggle (PDI-P) is excruciating to watch. While a leadership struggle within opposition Golkar puts into question its joining his ruling coalition.