Thailand today looks stable on the surface. There have been no major clashes between progovernment and antigovernment citizens recently, though there was a bombing incident and a demonstration by prodemocracy students voicing antigovernment slogans in central Bangkok.
A few weeks ago, the official launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank took place in Beijing with 57 founding member states, including four members of the G-8: the UK, France, Germany and Italy.
Confucian ethics formed the cultural context in which traditional Chinese medicine was evolving and constituted the core of its ethics. Chinese physicians applied the principles of Confucian ethics in medicine. So we have a dictum: Medicine is the art of humaneness (醫本仁術).
- Joe Hung
Global financial markets were on edge last week after Greece failed to make payment on a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, sending stock and currency markets tumbling worldwide. The Philippines was not spared the nervousness, causing the peso and the stock market to end lower.
Former United States Sen. James Webb has declared himself a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. He formally announced on July 2, just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The Chinese authorities will be able to access records and block dissemination of private information deemed illegal in China under a proposed cybersecurity law that could further curtail freedom for netizens and affect how foreign firms do business in the country.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was supposed to have joked that "there can't be another crisis -- my calendar is full." This July has been full of surprises -- the hottest summer in Europe, a drought in California, a full blown Greek crisis, China's A-share almost in meltdown, and continued conflict in the Middle East.
Paris-China's Premier Li Keqiang descended upon Paris for a shopping spree; signing contracts and making deals which will energize the still anemic French economy. The French put on the Ritz as even Francois Hollande's Socialist government can do so well; the impressive ceremony at the Elysee Presidential Palace and the glittering Parisian protocol. But the business bottom line was clearly the key element stressed during the three-day visit where Beijing's Premier signed US$20 billion in contracts and investments with France.
"Is the American Civil War still not over?" This was the headline on a Chinese news website last week, reacting to the debate over the Confederate flag in the United States, in the wake of the racially motivated shooting of nine people in a historic black church.
2015/7/11, 2 Comments
A few weeks ago, the sultan of Johor expressed the idea that we should adopt Singapore's education system in Malaysia.