Controversy recently erupted over South Korean a bill aimed at guaranteeing undocumented immigrant children the right to receive education and medical treatment.
The growing incidences of violence against journalists involving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party supporters are extremely worrying. The scenes of young women TV presenters being mobbed and heckled at rallies are the latest example of the party's growing intolerance toward freedom of expression.
The rout of the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), in Taiwan by the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in local elections on Nov. 29 changed Taiwan's political landscape overnight, making the DPP candidate for president in 2016 the odds-on favorite and possibly marking a change in cross-strait relations.
Whether the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) will be able to reconstruct itself will most likely hinge on how the race to replace DPJ President Banri Kaieda turns out.
The South China Sea conflict has been raging for years with no solution in sight. At a forum on maritime cooperation in East Asia held by the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC) on Dec. 2, it was said that finding a solution to the South China Sea conflict would be difficult as the conflict related to the issue of sovereignty.
Tabloid journalism is a style of journalism that tends to emphasize topics such as sensational crime stories, gossip columns about the personal lives of celebrities and sports stars and junk food news.
- Joe Hung
I once heard of a scenario in which an American professor at a foreign university asked his students to compose a list of at least 15 problems their country faced. I was shocked. The homework might as well have been: “Make a long list of things that are wrong with your country.”
Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing.
Is it really about the economy? What does Prime Minister Shinzo Abe really hope to achieve by calling a snap general election that is expected to give him another four years in power until December 2018?
Set to the backdrop of regional wars and simmering ethnic conflicts, the U.N. relief agencies made an unprecedented appeal for wider funding to address the current chaos in a score of countries. Valerie Amos, the U.N.'s emergency aid chief, stated candidly that the number of people affected by conflict “has reached record levels” for the post-WWII era.