More than 15 years ago, I wrote to you about why independence would never happen in my beloved Taiwan. My wife Shuang Xi always said, WE are Taiwanese, not Chinese. Fifteen years later, my thoughts have changed due to experience and are as follows
A military coup d'etat is an intervention in the national will and an infringement of individual rights in democratic societies. Beyond doubt, any country that has experienced a coup knows that it is a tragic imposition that sets societies and states back decades.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague's award on July 12 in favor of the Philippines in its case against China pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea creates significant economic, political and operational risks for the Taiwan government and Taiwan-based companies.
It comes as no surprise that President Tsai Ing-wen considers her trip to Panama and Paraguay a success. In reality, the trip will be remembered for planning failures and partisan activities.
The 20th century witnessed two world wars that broke out due to reasons that could be easily prevented. The cause of the outbreak of World War I was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo.
We are all witnessing a problem that is affecting the entire world. The problem has reached near epic proportions and countries are convening, seeking solutions, and primarily utilizing their military forces to try and deal with it.
Money makes the world go round, so you would have thought that economists understand what money is all about. The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has just published a book called "The End of Alchemy," which made the startling claim that "for over two centuries....
Children are the future of our world; they are our progeny. Minors are dependent on us, the adults, no matter where they live and who their parents are. They are the innocents who have a long way to go to be able to separate the grain from the chaff. They are the pure souls who believe in a bright life.
The bloody terrorist attacks targeting European cities, the last of which took place in Brussels in the past few weeks, revealed the fact that the EU has to deal with this danger in a more serious and comprehensive manner than ever before. Many security experts believe that the measures taken by Europe within the scope of the fight against terrorism are still inadequate, as clearly seen in the cases of Paris and Brussels attacks.1 Comment
The United States has a single military base in Africa, positioned strategically along the sea route to Suez in the Republic of Djibouti.