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Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the Twenty-first Century!
 
In October 1939, when World War II was just beginning, Winston Churchill, in a radio broadcast, described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Today, the same can be said of North Korea, which continues to defy the world with its nuclear and missile programs, despite biting United Nations sanctions.
 
I am delighted to be back in Taiwan for what will actually be my final overseas visit as the U.K. Special Representative for Climate Change.
 
Everybody in Taiwan knows who Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) is. A 12.9-kilometer freeway tunnel passing under Snow Mountain (雪山) linking Taipei and Yilan in Northern Taiwan was opened in 2006. It is named Chiang Wei-shui Freeway.
 
Depending who you talk to, globalization happened either in 1492, when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America in search of the Orient, or sometime in the middle of 19th century, when America decided to look outwards for global trade after its Civil War.
 
Military forces of the United States are now on the ground in Syria, a nation gripped by civil war in one of the most dangerous and violent regions in the world.
 
Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea.
 
Serves North Korea right. Its Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un wanted his half brother dead and his lackeys decided to do the dastardly deed in Malaysia.
 
The description "tectonic shift" was first used for election results by Union Cabinet Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It has since gathered currency among pundits and partisans.
 
Beijing is worried that the front-runner in the Hong Kong Chief Executive elections, former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥), may face difficulties in governing if she ends up with more votes but significantly lower popularity than former Financial Secretary John Tsang.
 
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