The 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on Aug. 22 has brought forth a flood of articles and speeches on the late reformer, including a 48-part miniseries on his launching of economic reforms, reversing Chairman Mao Zedong's focus on class struggle and political campaigns.
Pope Francis's remarks on poverty, inequality and capitalism — most recently at his open air mass in Seoul — don't sit well with many conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. The Pope's remarks include criticism of growing economic inequality and a call to “hear the voice of the poor.”
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) moves toward a single community by the end of next year, it is time to ponder if this family of ten could be a recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama's call for a summit between President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resolve the issue of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II should be given serious consideration by both the Korean and Japanese governments.
The 31st anniversary of the assassination of Philippine Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21 highlighted the glaring departures of President Aquino from the democratic legacies of his martyred father and late mother.
A dangerously close intercept of a U.S. Navy aircraft by a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea was an apparent demonstration of China's air power aimed at underlining the unyielding determination of Chinese President Xi Jinping's government to establish air supremacy in the region.
While the Chinese civil war was going on, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek made Lieutenant General Liu Fei a deputy chief of the general staff at the Ministry of National Defense. Liu, assigned to attend the Japanese Army's Military College (陸軍大學) in 1927, was a collaborator providing the war intelligence for Mao Zedong, who defeated Chiang easily and proclaimed the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Oct. 1, 1949.
- Joe Hung
Pure evil is the best description of the Islamic State militants, who previously called themselves followers of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
2014/8/25, 3 Comments
Water can put out political fires in the Mideast. Courageous indigenous warriors are making that possible, but the United States must lead.
The beheading of an American journalist by the militants of the self-proclaimed organization the Islamic State highlights once again the barbaric mindset that has become the hallmark of terror groups worldwide.