The British referendum on quitting the European Union, which is causing tremors across Europe, is being used by China to strengthen its arguments against democracy.
Taipei's mass-circulation Chinese-language United Daily News published last Wednesday a very interesting story about litigation started by "Vote-Buying President Cao Kun's" granddaughter Cao Jifang (曹繼方) against the Academia Historica (國立國史館).
If I do say so myself, writers of weekly newspaper columns do not have an easy time of it., 1 Comment
Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for ... Imagine all the people, living life in peace." -- John Lennon
Disputes and confrontations over portions of the Pacific Ocean continue to grow.
It's a deal! The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to buy 100 American-made Boeing civilian airliners for a price tag of almost US$25 billion. The sale, which has been quietly in the works for some months now, can be directly linked to last summer's Iran nuclear accord reached in Vienna by the United States and five other powers, which in effect trades Tehran's presumed nuclear transparency for a lifting of stifling economic sanctions on the Islamic republic. Why am I not surprised?
He may provoke strong disdain among important voting blocs, but Donald Trump is now in a two-horse race. With the potential of more Hillary email scandals to come, not to mention Trump's track record of proving pundits wrong, he has a chance of winning.
A sexual harassment case at Yale University draws comparisons with another similar issue in a Karachi educational institution.
Lam Wing-kee. Lam Wing-kee. Lam Wing-kee. Remember that name. That is a name that should go down in history -- Hong Kong's history and China's history as well.
Both receivers and providers of bribes may benefit from an under the table transaction, but it is society that suffers.