Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges currently facing the world. The effects of climate change are all around us from extreme weather events such as Super Typhoon Haiyan to record high temperatures in many countries and to massive floods, including in Europe this May., 1 Comment
The naming of Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik as a suspect in a corruption case reveals once again how ineffective the internal control and audits by the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) and Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) have been at most public offices.
Last month, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a Civil Economic Conference at which its Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen raised 10 questions directing blame at President Ma Ying-jeou's administration for Taiwan's economic stagnation in recent years.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Measles is a highly contagious viral childhood disease. Almost every child contracts it at some point. The patient initially has red eyes and a fever, and a blotchy rash as well as a higher fever later.
> Joe Hung, 1 Comment
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce — but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into reality.
Recent electricity outages that plunged Crimea into darkness have spotlighted the peninsula's enduring heavy dependence on Ukraine more than five months after it was annexed by Moscow.
The government announced this week that children aged 15 or under will be allowed to play online games after midnight, if they have their parents' approval. This will only expose our children to greater risk of computer game addiction.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The overt invasion of Ukraine by Russia's army, after months of covert aid to rebel forces, has generated the most serious crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s — and perhaps since World War II. NATO has an obligation to respond skillfully, while trying to avoid direct combat with Russian forces — if possible.
You'd have thought that having been absent for the past nine weeks, finding a topic this week would have been a cinch for me. Not so, not so.
China has adopted an exceptionally restrictive framework for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 by decreeing that candidates for the top job must be pre-selected by Beijing, a move that effectively shuts out the democrats.