President Xi Jinping's proposal that China and the European Union explore a free trade agreement is a sign of Europe's pivotal role in the trilateral economic relationship between the United States, the European Union and China.
Korean voters last week saw the rare scene of a main opposition party leader visiting Cheong Wa Dae without an appointment to ask for talks with the president.
Taiwan's Sunflower student movement will cast a long shadow on cross-strait relations between Beijing and Taipei. It will surely retard, if not reverse, the detente process that has been under way in the last six years under Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.
Myanmar's ongoing census — the first since 1983 — could lead to dramatic revisions in the way the diverse and multi-ethnic country and its economy are analyzed, and resources allocated.
With his patience all but lost due to the more than two-week occupation of the Legislative Yuan by Sunflower movement student activists, President Ma Ying-jeou finally realized that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Well, he is hitting back hard by threatening to prosecute the occupiers.
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The Obama administration has proposed major changes in defense policy. In an earlier era these sweeping proposals would have sparked intense and highly visible discussion and debate. Unfortunately, this has not yet happened.
Explaining the humor in a masterpiece of western satire to a room full of Taiwan students is approximately as difficult as explaining the frustration some of us feel when we consider the images of women we may find in advertising here in Asia.
Like other countries exploring for underground water sources to secure future supply, Singapore is favored by the balance of statistical probability.
The people of Afghanistan go to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new president to replace Hamid Karzai, who came to power after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
In the recent traditional Balinese kissing ritual of omed-omedan, believed to bring good luck, couples were doused with water to cool their passions. Similarly, the national cooling off period starting Sunday aims to douse us all with calm, and end the election campaign period from last month, which became increasingly heated toward its close.