With the bursting of the mainland Chinese stock market bubble in July and the slight but unexpected depreciation of the yuan, by about 4 percent in August, the world markets have panicked and doomsayers are coming out in droves to predict the imminent collapse of the Chinese economy.
China's leader Xi Jinping averted a confrontation during his visit to the United States by agreeing with Barack Obama that each country would refrain from conducting or supporting cyber attacks to steal intellectual property for commercial gain.
2015/9/30, 1 Comment
For the generations that came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, the satirical Mad magazine was the best guide to seeing the world as it really was.
Rather than a form of recognition for the junta, chairmanship of the Group of 77 is a test of the country's skill at coordinating development.
When the "Digital India" initiative of the Indian prime minister receives the backing of none other than Google CEO Sundar Pichai, one can't help but look at it with admiration. This CEO of Indian origin, and his compatriot Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, are among the talented products of India's world class tech institutes, Indian Institutions of Technology (IITs). Silicon Valley's strength depends on these IIT graduates.
After attending mainland China's high-profile military parade on Sept. 3, South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and is due to hold summit talks with United States President Barack Obama on Oct. 16.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference last Friday at the end of the current Diet session to tout the enactment of the two laws to exercise Japan's right of collective defense as a step for the country to contribute to world peace. He defended the security bills aimed at expanding the role of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces overseas, saying the security laws were not "war legislation" as labeled by some critics but were paving the way to prevent the outbreak of wars.
- Joe Hung
Sometime back, I had to travel to and from the eastern part of Nepal and my experience was not at all pleasant. I had to go to Dhankuta from Kathmandu for some work.
2015/9/28, 1 Comment
"An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth," is a useful starting place for discussion of the influence of Pope Francis during his historic visit to the Americas. To modern readers, the Biblical quote (Exodus 21:24) may seem cruel and brutal, but the Old Testament sentiment actually meant revolutionary progress.
History doesn't get much more ironic than this.
2015/9/27, 1 Comment