In its own commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Tokyo should acknowledge that its years of denial have added to its historical guilt. Forgetting is bad enough as, without collective remembrance, history itself would not exist. But denying reopens the festering wound. That hurts.
Russia's hard-line stance of showing off its military might and indicating its readiness to allow the prolongation of its confrontation with the United States and European countries was conspicuous.
With barely eight months to go before Taiwan holds its next general election, at which both a new president and the entire parliament will be chosen, much hung in the balance as the chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Eric Chu, met in Beijing last week with his Communist party counterpart, Xi Jinping, who is both party general secretary and state president.
North Korea leveled up its military threat by claiming Saturday it had successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, watched the missile "soar into the sky from underwater," Pyongyang's state media reported without specifying the exact date and location of the test-fire.
Is the Trans Pacific Partnership about to be concluded, or will it be put into deep freeze instead?
There are many reports of concern over potentially huge adjustments in the event of a U.S. interest rate hike that could trigger capital flight and difficulties in debt repayment.
Su Chi coined a convenient and useful name for a modus vivendi between Taiwan and China in April 2000 when he was about to step down as chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC). He was appointed to that office by President Lee Teng-hui, who would retire on May 20 and Chen Shui-bian would take over to launch the first Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration. The name Su created was the "1992 Consensus."
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Once upon a time, motherhood was the epitome of womanhood.
The British people's hopes for economic stability can be said to have brought the Conservative Party out of turmoil to remain in power.
When I was a child, there were two holidays that I dreaded. I dreaded them so much that I wanted to rip them off the pages of calendars. If I could have thrown those holidays out the window and out of my life, believe me, I'd have done it. It was of course impossible.
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